History of gallery speaks much about culture and life

September 23, 2010

In 1872, a young man named Charles W. Kraushaar began working with William Schaus, an American agent of the noted Parisian print publisher and art dealer, Goupil, who had and opened his own gallery.

Thirteen years later, Kraushaar opened his own gallery in New York City, selling artists’ materials, photogravures, prints and frames. The gallery’s first business day brought in $5. Download Full Image

Over the next 100 years, three Kraushaars – Charles Kraushaar and his younger brother John, then John’s daughter Antoinette – ran the gallery, with Antoinette at the helm until 1988. Antoinette sold the gallery to Carol Pesner and Katherine Degn, and this year, Kraushaar Galleries reached a historic milestone by celebrating 125 years in business.

The remarkable story of Kraushaar Galleries – one of just four New York City galleries to survive from the 1800s – has been told by Betsy Fahlman, professor of art history in the Herberger School of Art at ASU, in a beautifully bound book titled “Kraushaar Galleries: Celebrating 125 Years,” published by the gallery.

The following is a Q&A with Fahlman about the book and gallery, and more specifically why a book about the New York City gallery also serves as a tale of entrepreneurship, perseverance, imagination, the changes in American and European art over the years, and women’s roles in the art world, among other things. The 96-page book is illustrated with numerous color reproductions of paintings by the artists Kraushaar represented, so it also is a short course in art history.

How did you happen to write this book?

There are several threads to answering the “happen” part. The path in these projects is rarely a straight line!

The really simple answer is “they asked me to.” Kraushaar was turning 125 years old, and wanted to do something to mark the occasion. But they wouldn’t have asked me to if I hadn’t already done a lot of research and was well acquainted with the gallery already. The project started small, but ended up being nearly 100 pages, more than 25 color illustrations, and hardcover.

Here’s the rest of the story.

I had several major publications coming to completion: “New Deal Art in Arizona,” “Wonders of Work and Labor: The Steidle Collection of American Industrial Art,” and “Chimneys and Towers: Charles Demuth's Late Paintings of Lancaster.” I didn’t want to dive into another major until I’d cleared my decks of those. But once that had happened, I began to think seriously about my next big research project.

I had first encountered Kraushaar Galleries and Antoinette Kraushaar while I was an undergraduate at Mount Holyoke College, and in a senior seminar in 1973. The professor had us choose from a stack of old photographs or art works, and I chose Guy Pène du Bois. The artist eventually became the subject of my dissertation (completed in 1981). Kraushaar had handled his work for 30 years, until the artist broke with them in 1947. DuBois studied with Robert Henri, the leader of The Eight, a group of urban realists working at the turn of the 20th century.

That led to a book, “Guy Pène du Bois: Painter of Modern Life.” This was the first time I had been able to use the Kraushaar Galleries papers, which had been given to the Archives of American Art only a few years earlier. That yielded more than 400 pages of photocopies of unpublished letters.

Then, I was invited to contribute an essay, “The Art Spirit in the Classroom: Educating the Modern Woman Artist,” to “American Women Modernists: The Legacy of Robert Henri, 1910-1945.” That was a wonderful project: an all-woman team working on an all-woman project!

Finally, I was invited to write a history of James Graham & Sons for their 150th anniversary: “James Graham & Sons: A Century and a Half in the Art Business.”

Graham and Kraushaar are two of only four galleries remaining in New York City from the 19th century.

So, when the time came to tackle a new project for my sabbatical in spring 2009, a history of Kraushaar Galleries was a clear choice. I was well acquainted with their papers from my research on Guy Pène du Bois, the American urban realists of the first half of the 20th century were a strong interest, and I had enjoyed writing the history of Graham. Bingo. The slot machine aligned with the word “Kraushaar.”

How long did you work on it?

Intensively, I worked on this over a two-year period. I was fortunate to get two Short Term Visitor Grants from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Archives of American Art (both part of the Smithsonian Institution), to do several months of research in the Archives of American Art. The gallery also funded a month in Washington, D.C. I could only use part of the material in the Kraushaar book: I still have boxes of photocopies sitting on my study floor, as I plan a larger study.

During this time, I also guest-curated a documents exhibition at the New York Office of the Archives of American Art of letters, ledgers, photographs and exhibition catalogues, which opened in September 2010.

What was your research material like? Did the gallery have a lot of records and archives?

I love archival projects. There is something wonderful about letters (you’ve got mail!) and the first-hand view they give you of the artists, their art works, and the period in which they worked. I go to Maine every summer, visiting Monhegan Island and Deer Isle. On one of my trips to Washington, I was delighted to find a letter written in the 1940s by gallery artist Karl Schrag. He summered on Deer Isle, and was describing the coast and pointy fir trees I had just seen!

Kraushaar has about 90 boxes of archival material (I have only eight boxes left to go), and they are a gold mine of information regarding museums, collectors, artists and the gallery business. The many ledgers (including the entry dating from the first day they were open, Sept. 7, 1885) represent an amazing amount of primary material. The gallery has donated much of their historical archival material to AAA, but still possesses a lot of material, and were wonderfully cooperative in giving me access.

Were there any surprises?

You betcha! I had no idea how much European art they had dealt through the end of the ‘20s (that ended with the great stock market crash). It was a surprise to discover the major works by Picasso, Matisse, Toulouse-Lautrec, Gauguin, and others they had sold to leading collectors, including Chester Dale, Duncan Phillips, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller.

They also handled a lot of French Barbizon and Dutch landscapes and peasant scenes. I also had no idea how much American modernist work they had handled. For instance, they maintained a 20-year relationship with Charles Demuth’s work, both in the artist’s life time and then with his estate. They probably sold more work than Alfred Stieglitz, long regarded as the artist’s primary gallery. There is also a good woman’s story in their papers. Not only did they handle some significant women artists, but Antoinette Kraushaar worked for the gallery for 70 years (beginning about 1917)—at a time when there were very, very few women in the business.

What does the longevity of the gallery say about the place of art in our lives?

It perhaps says more about the hard work and persistence of the gallery to remain in business over the years: it is a tough market. But the business aimed to sell to customers who felt art was important in their lives. Many galleries are eager for the high-end sale to a big collector, but Kraushaar developed the market for its artists over the long term, which is why they maintained relationships with several of their artists for 30, 40 and 50 years (that is an unusual loyalty on both sides). If you include the artist’s estates, that time line lengthens. They sold a good deal to major collectors and museums, but their bread and butter was the smaller collector and many smaller art institutions.

Anything else you think is important?

Despite the richness of resources, and well-organized archives, to construct the story still takes a lot of work to transform primary material into a narrative that is engaging and makes sense. That is a process that has always fascinated me as a scholar: matching a letter with an artist’s work, tracking it to a museum collection and winnowing out the period voice to tell a good story.

I plan a larger study of Kraushaar, as there was so much I could not put into this publication.

ASU women set to race at Roy Griak Invite

September 23, 2010

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The Arizona State University women’s cross country team will hit the road this weekend as the Sun Devils will travel to Minneapolis, Minn., for the 25th Roy Griak Invitational to be run Saturday at the Les Bolstad Golf Course. The women will run in the Jack Johnson Women’s Gold (Division I) race in the event being hosted by Minnesota. Download Full Image

Flotrack.org will once again bring the action from Minnesota to a computer screen near you as they will broadcast the 25th running of the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday. Fans can watch by logging in on their site and registration to view the event is free.

In the Rankings
The U.S. Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released its second regional and national rankings this week with the Sun Devils remaining where they were last week. The men remained at No. 17 in the national poll and No. 4 in the West Region rankings while the women continued to receive votes in the national poll and stayed at No. 5 in the West.

In the Field
The Roy Griak Invitational is scheduled to feature 25 teams in the women’s race, including seven that are ranked in this week’s USTFCCCA National Top 30 and three others, including the Sun Devils, that are receiving votes. The ranked teams in the race include No. 7 Duke, No. 14 Providence, No. 15 Iowa State, No. 18 New Mexico, No. 24 Arizona, No. 27 Penn State and No. 28 Minnesota. Along with ASU, NC State and Toledo are both receiving votes. ASU will be one of three Pac-10 schools in the race as Oregon State will join the two Grand Canyon State teams.

Meet History: Roy Griak
The women have enjoyed a great deal of success over the years at the Roy Griak Invitational as they have competed in the event 10 times since 1999 and won four times with five runner-up finishes and one third-place showing. The Sun Devils last won the meet in 2005 after capturing crowns in 2003, 2001 and 1999. Since ASU did not compete in the event last year, they enter this week’s race having finished second in their last three appearances (2008, 2007 and 2006).

One of the Best
In the previous 24 Griak meets, Arizona State is one of 13 different schools that have won the invitational while being one of only five to win two or more team titles. In fact, the Sun Devils (1999, 2001, 2003, 2005) join host Minnesota (1988, 2000, 2007, 2008) and Providence (1995, 1996, 1998, 2004) as the only four-time champions. The other multiple-time champions are Oregon (1989, 1994) and Wisconsin (1992, 1997).

Individual Success
Two women have won the individual title at the Roy Griak Invitational in recent years, including Kari">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/hardt_kari00.html">Kari Hardt in 2008 and Amy">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/hastings_amy00.html">Amy Hastings in 2005. The win for Hardt was the first (and only) of her collegiate career while Hastings’ win was the final of her school-record five individual victories.

Meet Recap: 2008 Roy Griak
It has been two years since the Sun Devils competed in Minneapolis where the fifth-ranked women took second place overall while the men finished 10th as a team. For the women, Kari">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/hardt_kari00.html">Kari Hardt won the individual race crown to lead the women as she crossed the finish line in 21:19 while the remaining four scorers for the team placed in the Top 19, including Jenna">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/kingma_jenna00.html">Jenna Kingma (third), Ali">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/kielty_ali00.html">Ali Kielty (sixth), Haley">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/paul_haley00.html">Haley Paul (17th) and Angela">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/spadafino_angela00.html">An... Spadafino (19th).

Returning to Race
Of the seven women that ran for the Sun Devils the last time they competed at the Roy Griak Invitational, two return this season as both placed in the Top 35 as freshmen. Lindsay">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/prescott_lindsay00.html">Li... Prescott covered the 6,000m course in 22:06 to place 26th overall while Kauren">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/tarver_kauren00.html">Kauren Tarver ran the race in 22:21 to finish 31st. Both are expected to lead the team this weekend in Minnesota.

Looking to Break Through
When Anna">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/sperry_anna00.html">Anna Sperry won the Dave Murray Invitational last year, she captured the 30th individual title in women’s program history and gave the women at least one race victory in each of the last three seasons six in the last seven. While the women have had individual success, the men are looking to break a drought that has lasted since the 2001 season when Juan">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/reyes_juan00.html">Juan Reyes won the UC Irvine-Asics Invitational. In the time between now and Reyes’ victory, the women have captured 13 race titles.

Men Win Murray Invitational
Last Friday, the Sun Devils traveled south to Tucson and competed in the Dave Murray Invitational, which was hosted by Arizona. The men won with 21 points and the women were second with 44 points. The win for the men marks their second all-time in Tucson after winning the 2008 edition of the Murray meet and also gives the program its first win since taking the ASU Invitational last year. The 21 points scored by the men, which gave them a 19-point cushion over host UA, ties for the fourth-lowest total in program history, equalling the 21 points scored to win the UNLV Invitational in 1984. The three scores lower in ASU history came at the 1999 Canyon West (15 points), the 2009 ASU Invitational (16) and the 2005 Canyon West (17).

Men Strong Up Front
In the men’s race, Engelhardt led the charge with a fifth-place showing and was followed in the Top 10 by Darius">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/terry_darius00.html">Darius Terry (seventh), Doug">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/smith_doug00.html">Doug Smith (eighth) and Daniel">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/lovell_daniel00.html">Daniel Lovell (ninth) while the Top 5 finishers was closed out by Nick">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/happe_nick00.html">Nick Happe, who was battling sickness, took 13th. Three more men finished in the Top 21, including Steven">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/schnieders_steven00.html">S... Schnieders (18th), Matt">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/estlund_matt00.html">Matt Estlund (19th) and Sean">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/newport_sean00.html">Sean Newport (21st).

Women Stay Together
In the women’s race, Prescott was the top finisher for ASU with a second-place finish while Alyssa">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/allison_alyssa00.html">Alyssa Allison took ninth for the team’s only other Top 10 finish. Although there were only two in the Top 10, the remaining six Sun Devils all placed in the Top 21, including Top 15 finishes by Cherise">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/mcnair_cherise00.html">Cherise McNair (11th), Anna">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/sperry_anna00.html">Anna Sperry (12th), Kate">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/lydy_kate00.html">Kate Lydy (13th) and Karlee">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/owens_karlee00.html">Karlee Owens (14th).

Hello My Name Is...
Heading into the 2010 season, there are 44 student-athletes on the Sun Devil rosters, including 22 women and 22 men. Of those 44 runners, 17 are new to the team this season, including seven women and 10 men. The women’s newcomers include transfers Alyssa">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/allison_alyssa00.html">Alyssa Allison (Arkansas), Eliza">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/gawryluk_eliza00.html">Eliza Gawryluk (Northern Arizona) and Hailey">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/hanna_hailey00.html">Hailey Hanna (Mesa CC) and freshmen Nathalie">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/anaya_nathalie00.html">Nath... Anaya (Windermere, Fla.), Christina">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/price_christina00.html">Chr... Price (Tucson, Ariz.), Jade">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/riley_jade00.html">Jade Riley (Glendale, Ariz.) and Kailey">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/rumbo_kailey00.html">Kailey Rumbo (Phoenix, Ariz.). On the men’s side, the 10 newcomers are comprised of three transfers in Michael">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/rodriguez_michael00.html">M... Rodriguez (ASU’s club team), Darius">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/terry_darius00.html">Darius Terry (Northern Arizona) and Brian">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/yates_brian00.html">Brian Yates (Queens Univ. of Charlotte) and freshmen Garrett">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/bakerslama_garrett00.html">... Baker-Slama (Tempe), Andy">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/cannata_andy00.html">Andy Cannata (Redondo Beach, Calif.), Jared">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/gonzales_jared00.html">Jared Gonzales (Chandler, Ariz.), Andrew">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/hagler_andrew00.html">Andrew Hagler (Chandler, Ariz.), Jesus">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/molina_jesus00.html">Jesus Molina (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.), Sean">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/newport_sean00.html">Sean Newport (Tempe, Ariz.) and Jesus">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/rivera_jesus00.html">Jesus Rivera (Sedona, Ariz.).

The additions of Jade">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/riley_jade00.html">Jade Riley and Kailey">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/rumbo_kailey00.html">Kailey Rumbo to the Sun Devil roster this season not only gives Arizona State a pair of successful runners, but also reunites them with a pair of teammates from their days at Sandra Day O’Connor High School in Camille">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/olson_camille00.html">Camille Olson and Lindsay">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/prescott_lindsay00.html">Li... Prescott. The last time the four women competed on the same cross country team came in 2006 when they captured the Arizona 5A-II state title with 28 points, nearly 60 points clear of runner-up Marana Mountain View (87 points). In that state championship race, Prescott won the individual crown with Olson taking second, Riley finishing fourth and Rumbo taking 15th.

Reunited, Too
Like the women, the men’s roster has some similar schools appearing, including a pair of high school teammates and a pair of teammates from another university. Last year, Cameron">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/liston_cameron00.html">Cameron Liston joined the Sun Devils after running for Northern Arizona University and, this year, he is joined on the roster by Darius">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/terry_darius00.html">Darius Terry, who also competed NAU. A pair of freshmen also are continuing their competitive careers together as both Jared">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/gonzales_jared00.html">Jared Gonzales and Andrew">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/hagler_andrew00.html">Andrew Hagler both join the squad after running together at Chandler High School.

With Hard Work...
One of the new additions to the program this fall is Michael">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/rodriguez_michael00.html">M... Rodriguez, who debuts for the Sun Devils as a fifth-year senior. In the past four years, Rodriguez continued to train toward his goal of making the Sun Devil squad by running with the Arizona State club team and even competed in several cross country and track & field events that the Sun Devils hosted during that time. The State Press recently wrote a feature on Rodriguez (statepress.com), which ran on September 15.

Welcome Back
Twenty-seven student-athletes return to the roster this year, including five seniors: Cherise">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/mcnair_cherise00.html">Cherise McNair, Brianna">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/smith_brianna00.html">Brianna Smith and Anna">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/sperry_anna00.html">Anna Sperry for the women and men’s runners Ben">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/engelhardt_ben00.html">Ben Engelhardt and Zeke">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/vanpatten_zeke00.html">Zeke Van Patten. Six returners are juniors with three women in Camille">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/olson_camille00.html">Camille Olson, Lindsay">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/prescott_lindsay00.html">Li... Prescott and Kauren">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/tarver_kauren00.html">Kauren Tarver and men Dylan">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/hatcher_dylan00.html">Dylan Hatcher, Cameron">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/liston_cameron00.html">Cameron Liston and Daniel">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/lovell_daniel00.html">Daniel Lovell. The returning sophomores include women Courtney">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/golden_courtney00.html">Cou... Golden, Catherine">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/loden_catherine00.html">Cat... Loden, Kate">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/lydy_kate00.html">Kate Lydy, Stephanie">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/mundt_stephanie00.html">Ste... Mundt, Natasa">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/vulic_natasa00.html">Natasa Vulic and Ashley">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/wimmer_ashley00.html">Ashley Wimmer and men Matt">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/boughton_matt00.html">Matt Boughton, Nick">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/happe_nick00.html">Nick Happe, Ben">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/jankunas_ben00.html">Ben Jankunas, Mason">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/mchenry_mason00.html">Mason McHenry and Doug">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/smith_doug00.html">Doug Smith. The Sun Devils that were with the program last year and redshirted include women Karlee">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/owens_karlee00.html">Karlee Owens, Natalie">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/todd_natalie00.html">Natalie Todd and Liz">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/zuniga_liz00.html">Liz Zuniga and men Matt">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/estlund_matt00.html">Matt Estlund and Steven">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/schnieders_steven00.html">S... Schnieders.

Youthful Roster
Of those 44 student-athletes on the roster this fall, only six are listed as senior (three men and three women) with only eight more runners (five women, three men) listed as juniors, giving Arizona State 30 freshmen and sophomores. The freshmen include nine true-freshmen and seven redshirt freshmen.

Take Me to Your Leader
Louie">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/quintana_louie00.html">Louie Quintana returns for his seventh year as the head coach of the Sun Devil cross country program, a program in which he took over on August 18, 2004. During his six years leading the distance group, Quintana has worked with seven individuals that earned 10 total All-America honors in cross country, including the program’s only three-time honoree Amy">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/hastings_amy00.html">Amy Hastings and, most recently, Brandon">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/bethke_brandon00.html">Brandon Bethke, who placed seventh nationally at the 2009 NCAA meet. On the track, his athletes have been instrumental in helping the Sun Devils capture four national titles and three Pac-10 crowns. He has worked with three individuals that have collected four NCAA titles, including Kyle">http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/alcorn_kyle00.html">Kyle Alcorn, who won the indoor 3,000m run and the outdoor 3,000m steeplechase in 2008.

Lucky 13
Heading into the season, the women’s program will look to continue it’s recent streak of success as the Sun Devils have advanced to the NCAA Cross Country Championships in each of the past 12 season, the third-longest active streak in the nation and the eighth-best all-time. Prior to making the field of 31 in 1998, the women had never competed as a team in the national event.

Turn Two
While the women have built an impressive streak of advancement to the NCAA meet, the men have competed in the event just six times overall, including last season, in which it placed 19th. By making the field of 31 this year, the men would advance to the national championships for the second year in a row, a feat that has happened only one other time when ASU was eighth in 2004 and 17th in 2005. The other national appearances the men made came in 1999, 2001 and 2007.

Next Time Out
A pair of meets await the Sun Devils next week as both the ASU Invitational and the Notre Dame Invitational will be held on Friday, October 1. The ASU Invitational will take place at Toka Sticks Golf Course in Mesa with the women’s 5,000m run at 6:15 p.m. and the men’s 5,000m run at 6:30 p.m. A community 5,000m run, which is part of the Desert Twilight XC Festival, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Earlier in the day, the men’s top runners will be in South Bend, Ind., to take part in the Notre Dame event.