Lee Glazer is associate curator of American Art at the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art|Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, where her exhibitions include The Peacock Room Comes to America; Chinamania: Whistler and the Victorian Craze for Blue-and-White; Surface Beauty: American Art and Freer’s Aesthetic Vision; Seascapes: Tryon & Sugimoto; and Winslow Homer: Four Views of Nature. She is a specialist in turn-of-the-century American painting and has lectured and published on a wide range of art historical topics, including 19th-century popular illustration and song, Romare Bearden, and Whistler and American aestheticism. Recently, Dr. Glazer was the lead editor for the multi-author volume James McNeill Whistler in Context (2008), and she served as an advisor to the Third Mind exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. She is currently working with Wayne State University on developing The Story of the Beautiful, an interactive web resource on Freer, Whistler, and their cross-cultural points of contact.
Patricia de Montfort teaches History of Art, part of the School of Culture and Creative Arts (SCCA), at the University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland. Dr. de Montfort’s research interests include the life and work of James McNeill Whistler, 19th century women artists and the 19th century London art market. She is joint editor of the electronic edition The Correspondence of James McNeill Whistler, (2003-7) and project director of the research project Exhibition Culture in London 1878-1908. She is currently working on Whistler exhibition projects in Glasgow and USA and on a major research project on the artist Louise Jopling. Forthcoming publications include ‘Negotiating a Reputation: Whistler, Rossetti and the Art Market, 1860-1900’ in The Rise of the London Art Market 1850-1930, A. Helmreich and P. Fletcher (eds), Manchester University Press, 2011.
Ayako Ono is associate professor of art history in the Faculty of Education, Shinshu University, in Nagano City, Japan, and also teaches art history as visiting lecturer at Nagano Prefectural College. The author of Japonisme in Britain. Whistler, Menpes, Henry, Hornel and Nineteenth-Century Japan (Routledge Curzon, 2003), Dr. Ono received her doctoral degree from the University of Glasgow and has a longstanding interest in studying cross-cultural exchange between the west and Japan, especially during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Her current research on Whistler and his significance to Japanese artists, collectors, dealers, and literati has been supported by the Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research program of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
Arabella Teniswood-Harvey, who was born in Tasmania, is a pianist and an art historian. She is one of Australia’s most versatile musicians and performs frequently as a chamber musician. She has performed as soloist with organizations such as the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, the State Orchestra of Victoria, and the Melbourne Chorale; and in the United Kingdom with violinist Edwin Paling, and in numerous festivals within Australia. In addition to her musical talents, she also holds a doctorate degree from the University of Tasmania. Research for her dissertation considered James McNeill Whistler’s interest in music and how it influenced his creation of art. Her articles have been published in The British Art Journal, Music and Art and The Burlington Magazine. She has presented lecture-recitals at the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery in Glasgow, Scotland, the Freer Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.) and at Colby College Museum of Art (Maine, USA), and is a sought-after presenter of pre-concert talks for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. She is currently on the faculty of the University of Tasmania, where she teaches art theory, music history, and classical piano.