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Nan Tull

Sensuous Wisdom, 1984 - 2009: 25 Years of Painting and Drawing










Left: Black Beauty 4584, 1984
charcoal, oil-paint stick on paper
30" x 22"
Courtesy of Mr. & Mrs. Graham Gund

Right: Grow 21484, 1984
graphite on clay coated paper
24" x 18"
Courtesy of the Artist

September 13 — November 8, 2009

Opening Reception Saturday, September 12, 6 - 8 pm
Gallery Talks Wednesday, September 16, 12 pm & Sunday, October 25, 3 pm


The Danforth Museum of Art is pleased to present Nan Tull: Sensuous Wisdom, 1984 – 2009, 25 Years of Painting and Drawing, a survey of more than 60 works by renowned Boston artist Nan Tull. The exhibit will be on view in the main galleries from September 12th through November 8th. On Wednesday, September 16th, Noon and Sunday, October 25, 3pm the artist will speak on her work. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, September 12, 6-8pm. All are welcome to attend.

About the Artist

Nan Tull received her B.A. from Wellesley College and her M.A. from Stanford University. She received a diploma from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where she received her 5th Year Certificate and the Clarissa Bartlett Traveling Scholarship.

She was awarded an Artists Foundation Fellowship (MA), and a NEA/NEFA fellowship, as well as residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Millay Colony for the Arts and the Vermont Studio Colony (VT). Her work has been widely exhibited, including a 20 year retrospective of her drawings, shown at the Boston Public Library. Her work held in private & corporate collections as well as in permanent Museum collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, the DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, the Boston Public Library, and the Danforth Museum of Art. Tull is a founding member of 249 A Street Cooperative in the Fort Point Channel area of Boston, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2008, where she still lives and creates.

Related Media

›› Nan Tull's Biography
Sensuous Wisdom

2009 Exhibition Catalog

"Danforth museum exhibit celebrates artist Nan Tull's 25-year career"
By Chris Bergeron, The MetroWest Daily News, October 8, 2009

"Nan Tull Exhibit Blends Nature, Abstraction"
By Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, October 4, 2009

"Spotlight Review - Massachusetts, Nan Tull"
By Sarah Buttenwieser & David Raymond, Art New England, October/November 2009

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