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West Meets East: Peter Hurd, Andrew Wyeth, and the Mysterious Power of the Figure

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West Meets East: Peter Hurd, Andrew Wyeth, and the Mysterious Power of the Figure

Location: James S. Copley Auditorium

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Guest Lecture and Tour Series

Andrew J. Walker will speak on the celebrity of the painting Eve of Saint John by Peter Hurd, which is at once a portrait and a landscape. Walker examines both how and why Hurd chose the subject and how, as an artist removed from the New York art scene, he was able to extend his influence to reinforce the importance of realistic figure painting.

Andrew J. Walker, PhD, has served as Executive Director of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art since 2011. His previous work experience includes the Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs and Curator of American Art at the Saint Louis Art museum. He has held curatorial positions at the Missouri History Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago, and he received his doctorate in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania.

During his now seven year tenure at the Amon Carter, Andrew has effectively led major changes in both the internal and external operations of the museum.  This has included directing a new collections plan that embraces in a sustainable way the creative work of living artists, the development of world class exhibitions, the expansion of the museum to an international platform, and the re-conceptualization of the museum as a critical site for experiences across the broad spectrum of the guests who visit.  The vision for the museum in this time and this environment captures the work: the Amon Carter Museum is the place to experience the wonder of American Art.

See the full list of speakers for the 2017-18 Guest Lecture and Tour Series.

This lecture series focuses on works of art on view in the Museum and topics of interest in the broader art world. Lectures are followed by docent-led tours.

Tickets: $13 members | $16 nonmembers | $8 seniors and military | $5 students
*Featured: Peter Hurd, “Eve of Saint John,” 1960. Tempera on board. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norton S. Walbridge. 1975.69.
The painting Eve of Saint John by Peter Hurd is currently on loan to the James A. Michener Art Museum and will not be on view after the lecture
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March 16, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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