Press Release

Monday, March 24, 2014 Taos, New Mexico
Taos Milagro Rotary Club

Clint Weber of the Weber Furlong Collection of Modern Art will be addressing the Taos Milagro Rotary Club on April 30, 2014 at 7:20 AM at the Quality Inn on 1043 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur.

Mr. Weber is the Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Weber Furlong Collection of Modern art and the founding director of the Weber Furlong Foundation, a not for profit museum foundation chartered earlier this year to support the visual arts and education assistance to students and teachers of the arts. Mr. Weber serves on the board of the International Woman’s Foundation based in Marfa, Texas. He serves the foundation as the Chief Curator of the Building 98 museum and art gallries located at the Historic Fort D. A. Russell National Historic Site.

Weber Furlong painted in Paris, Mexico, and New York City. For seven years throughout the Mexican Revolution, Weber Furlong was an interpreter to President Porfirio Díaz and painted important works of art while living in Mexico. The retrospective and lecture series also highlights this important contribution to the culture and history of the Hispanic people during the Mexican Revolution before modern influences transformed their art and Spanish culture.

Weber Furlong was in New York and Paris at the same time as Mabel Dodge Luhan and on Lake George at the same time as Georgia O’Keefe living just a couple of miles from the Oaklawn estate of the Alfred Stieglitz family where the couple stayed. Mabel Dodge Luhan was also in Presidio, Texas and Northern Chihuahua Mexico while covering the Mexican Revolution with John Reed. This important journey brought Mabel Dodge Luhan to Marfa, Texas at the conclusion of the Mexican Revolution. The American troops protecting the border were stationed in Marfa, Texas at Fort D. A. Russell.

The Weber Furlong Collection of Modern Art contains major works of art by Wilhelmina Weber Furlong, John D. Graham, and David Smith among others. This important collection of Modern Art by a woman artist has drawn national attention over the past few years and the collected works contain significant works of art from the Post Impressionist and the American Modern Art movement during Weber Furlong’s formative years in Manhattan.

Mr. Weber was recognized this past summer at MOMA in Manhattan when his research publications were added to the Alfred H. Barr Archives, the Adirondack Museum Library, the Saint Louis Art Museum Library, and the Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center. This research accomplishment led to the creation of the Weber Furlong not for profit Foundation. He also conducted research at the Whitney Museum archives where he found important documents linking Weber Furlong to the Whitney Studio Club during the beginning years of the Whitney Museum of American Art. The Weber Furlong Foundation is dedicated to the important history of American women in the arts and to the American Modernist movement from its origins.

Sincerely,

Clint Weber
Executive Director and Chief Curator
The Weber Furlong Collection of Modern Art

http://weberfurlong.com

 

Monday, October 7, 2013

St Louis has an important role in early American Modern art history.

During the European Post Impressionist movement and the early American modernist movement beginning in 1892 Wilhelmina Weber Furlong an artist of significant influence made her presence felt at the Artist Guild of St. Louis and at Washington University through her teacher artist Edmund H. Wuerpel.

Wilhelmina Weber was born in St Louis in 1878 and through the Weber Furlong Collection of Modern Art documentary film research project we are bringing her story home to St. Louis after a 100 year absence.

Shortly after her return from Paris and Mexico, Wilhelmina Weber exhibited at the Artist Guild of St Louis in 1913 along side Emil Carlson and William Merritt Chase, both long time exhibitors in St Louis and both were her esteemed art teachers. This museum exhibit was described in the New York Press a Manhattan news paper shortly after the event, thus linking Wilhelmina Weber to the new American Modernist movement at its very humble beginnings in Manhattan and now St. Louis a fact long lost to the citizens of St. Louis.

In America the movement’s beginnings are described as the early American Modernist movement. In St Louis Through the work of William K. Bixby in 1908 the St Louis Artist Guild built a new Museum and exhibition hall that allowed women to exhibit their work alongside male artists thus fulfilling the Guilds charter of showing woman artists works. This was a major step forward for woman in the arts and a first for the City of St. Louis that had begun in 1886 only 22 years earlier.

The Weber Furlong Collection of Modern Art is one of the most significant discoveries of early American Modernism in America and it was created by a woman artist from St. Louis.

Wilhelmina Weber was among the revolutionary pioneering women in the arts in St. Louis who were attempting to change the world by allowing women a place in modern society.

Today we are championing a historic marker for St. Louis and possibly a not for profit museum dedicated to the Modernist movement and the women who helped make it all happen.

Sincerely,

Clint Weber
Executive Director and Chief Curator
The Weber Furlong Collection of Modern Art

http://weberfurlong.com

 

Friday, August 30, 2013

Thank you for your support of the Weber Furlong historical research project. Clint Weber and Professor James K. Kettlewell will be dedicating the New York State historical marker for Weber Furlong at the City Hall parking lot in Glens Falls, we hope you can help us get the word out about this important event!

The public dedication will take place on Saturday, October 5, 2013 (2:00 PM) next to Glens Falls City Hall and a public reception will follow at the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls. James Kettlewell will be giving a lecture at the Hyde House on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at (2:00 PM) about Weber Furlong. Much of the public enthusiasm is a result of interest in the Weber Furlong project and historic research throughout the region the North Country region of New York State.

Sincerely,

Clint Weber
Executive Director and Chief Curator
The Weber Furlong Collection of Modern Art

http://weberfurlong.com

 

Monday, August 5, 2013

The Weber Furlong Collection will be keynote presenting Weber Furlong at the

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza for (FAUSA) the alumnae arm of the Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas, an international network of independent volunteer clubs and associations consisting of around 80 member clubs in 38 countries worldwide, with a total membership in excess of 15,000. This annual convention will be September 24-27 in Cincinnati this year. Also on October 26-27 The Weber Furlong Collection will be presenting at the Texas Book festival on the State Capital grounds in Austin, Texas.

Sincerely,

Clint Weber
Executive Director and Chief Curator
The Weber Furlong Collection of Modern Art

http://weberfurlong.com

 

JULY 23, 2013 Glens Falls, New York

Thank you all for your help and support of the Weber Furlong local history project in Warren County, New York. The City Common Council of Glens Falls, New York approved a resolution to place a New York State historical marker in Glens Falls, on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. The Marker will be near City Hall on Ridge Street. Very special thanks to Mayor Jack Diamond, Wayne Wright City Historian of Glens Falls, New York and Professor James K. Kettlewell retired curator of the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls.

Sincerely,

Clint Weber

Executive Director and Chief Curator
The Weber Furlong Collection of Modern Art

http://weberfurlong.com