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Monday, Aug 9, 2010

Hyde presents Wyeth lecture Saturday, August 14

On Saturday, August 14, 2010, The Hyde Collection welcomes Anne Knutson for a lecture on Andrew Wyeth. In 2005, Knutson was guest curator of Andrew Wyeth: Memory and Magic, a major retrospective exhibition organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta and the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2005.

Her lecture at The Hyde this weekend, also titled Andrew Wyeth: Memory and Magic, will explore Wyeth’s relationship to things, the symbolism of places and objects presented in his work, and the scenes that Wyeth painted over his career.

Born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Knutson earned her B.A. at Duke University; her M.A. in art history at the University of Virginia; and her Ph.D in art history from the University of Pittsburgh. She also curated Norman Rockwell: Pictures for the American People, an exhibition at the High Museum of Art that opened at the end of 1999 and traveled to museums around the country, finishing at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. She was recently awarded a Smithsonian grant to research turning her dissertation on American artists and World War I into an exhibition.

The lecture will be held at 2 pm and seating is limited. Admission to the talk is free for members; and free upon admission donation for others. Suggested donation is $5.


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