We’ve assembled a group of advisors, to ensure compelling storytelling and a high level of scholarship.
Jennifer Jane Marshall Ph.D.
Dr. Marshall is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Minnesota. She specializes in the art and visual and material culture of the United States. Dr. Marshall is the author of “Machine Art, 1934” (University of Chicago Press, 2012), in which she looks at the cultural impact of the Museum of Modern Art’s landmark Machine Art show. Dr. Marshall is one of the foremost experts on William Edmondson and his work, and is currently writing a book about him.
Alan LeQuire is a renowned figurative sculptor based in Nashville, Tennessee. LeQuire is best known for his figurative sculptures Athena Parthenos, the largest indoor sculpture in the western hemisphere, and Musica, one of the largest bronze figure groups in the world both located in Nashville, TN. His work is found in museums and private collections around the world. Alan's parents collected Edmondson's work, so he grew up surrounded by them, and credits those pieces as a major inspiration for his work
Susan W. Knowles, Ph.D.
Dr. Knowles is an Independent Curator and Art Historian in Nashville, Tennessee. A longtime promoter of regional artists, she is considered an authority on historical and contemporary Tennessee art and is sought out for her expertise on William Edmondson. She has held curatorial positions at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, Cheekwood Museum of Art, and the Metro Nashville Arts Commission. Dr. Knowles has worked as an independent project curator for the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center, Fisk University, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, the Tennessee State Museum, and many others.
Susan Wittenberg is a media executive with over 25 years experience building and launching media businesses. is an award-winning independent producer/director of documentaries and shorts. She is an expert in arts programming and business strategy. Wittenberg co-produced the PBS documentaries “Nashville 2.0” and “Women Who Rock”. In 2011 she formed Ace Arts HD, a joint venture with Screenvision, to theatrically distribute event programming.
Jochen Wierich, Ph.D.
Dr. Wierich is an art historian and curator, currently at Aquinas College. He previously served as Curator of Art at Cheekwood Art Museum in Nashville Tennessee. Cheekwood houses one of the nation’s largest collections of Edmondson sculptures and has hosted three major exhibitions of his work. Dr. Wierich received his Ph.D. in American Studies at the College of William & Mary in Virginia and has taught art history at Vanderbilt University, Belmont University and at Whitman College.
Carol is a highly experienced Producer/Director whose credits include “Nashville 2.0”, a documentary film shown, nationally on PBS, about the Americana music scene. Her film “Women Who Rock”, a documentary about the history of women in rock and roll, premiered on PBS November, 2011. she created numerous segments for the American Masters “Picturing America” series for New York's PBS affilliate, WNET. Stein’s credits include documentary films on artist Jackson Pollack, the London band The Tiger Lillies, architect Philip Johnson, and artist Claude Monet.