September 18 - November 30, 2018

A R E A at The Yard, 120 St. James Ave.

A selection of colorful and striking paintings by Jo Ann Rothschild, recipient of the Boston’s MFA Maud Morgan prize, is on view at The Yard through November 30.

Born in Chicago, Jo Ann Rothschild’s early influences include the Art Institute of Chicago and Maxine Kunstadter’s collection of early 20th century European art. Rothschild’s first painting teacher was Leo Garel and later on, she studied painting with Pat Adams at Bennington College. She holds an MFA in painting from the joint program of Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Rothschild has exhibited in Boston, New York, Chicago, Berlin and Havana, where she worked closely with the Cuban artist Rigoberto Mena.

Her work has been included in exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston); the Institute of Contemporary Arts (Boston); the List Visual Arts Center at MIT (Boston); the Drawing Center (New York); Cape Cod Community College (Cape Cod); Taller de la Gráfica (Havana) and the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University (Boston). Her first retrospective was at Gallery Imago in the National Theatre Building in Havana.

Rothschild received a grant in painting from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She is also the first recipient of the Maud Morgan Prize, which is given by the MFA in Boston to a Massachusetts female artist. The prize celebrates the spirit of adventure and independence embodied by noted New England artist Maud Morgan (1903–1999). As the recipient of the Maud Morgan prize, one of Rothschild’s paintings was added to the Museum’s contemporary art collection.


Untitled, 2008. Oil on Linen. 58 x 58 in