James Glisson is the Bradford and Christine Mishler Assistant Curator of American Art at The Huntington.

To Paint without Thinking

The exhibition “Frederick Hammersley: To Paint without Thinking” runs from Oct. 21, 2017, to Jan. 22, 2018, in the Susan and Stephen Chandler Wing of the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art. Co-curated by James Glisson¸ the Bradford and Christine Mishler Associate Curator of American Art at The Huntington, … Continue reading

EXHIBITIONS | What Roger Medearis and the Italian Masters Had in Common

Paints are composed of pigments, normally mineral or plant based, and a binder, which is a sort of glue that holds the pigment together. Oil paints use an oil binder, such as linseed or walnut oil. By contrast, tempera uses eggs as a binder. Before the widespread adoption of oil-based … Continue reading