As the keynote speaker to open the Bowdoin College Museum of Art summer exhibition, Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860-1960, Barbara Haskell discussed iconic paintings of the night that came to define American modernism and explore why so many canonical painters of the period were attracted to the dark. Haskell has curated many groundbreaking exhibitions dedicated to modern and contemporary art in the United States. She is a recipient of the Lawrence A. Fleischman Award for Scholarly Excellence in the Field of American Art History, from the Archives of American Art.