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Tuesday, Apr 14, 2009

Chambers exhibition closes with lecture by curator Kathleen Foster

The Hyde Collection will host a closing lecture for its current exhibition, Thomas Chambers (1808 – 1869): American Marine and Landscape Painter on Sunday, April 19, 2009 at 2:00 pm in the Museum’s Helen Froehlich Auditorium. The talk will be presented by exhibition curator Kathleen A. Foster of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Ms. Foster, who serves as the Robert L. McNeil, Jr., Curator of American Art and Director of the Center for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, will discuss the exhibition and its significance as the first survey of Chamber’s work since the 1940s. She will also join attendees at a wine and cheese reception following her lecture.

The gallery will be open for attendees to explore the exhibition, which includes fifty-four works from private and public U.S. collections. Forty-five paintings are by Chambers himself and these are complemented by related works of his contemporaries. In celebration of New York’s quadracentennial, several of the images in the exhibition, including those of the Hudson River and Lake George, are reflective of the time that Chambers lived and worked in Albany (1852 – 1857).

The event is free for Hyde members; general admission price is $8. Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling 518-792-1761 by Wednesday, April 15, 2009.

The exhibition is organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and its Center for American Art, in association with the Indiana University Art Museum and was supported by a generous gift from Mr. and Mrs. William C. Buck.

The Hyde Collection is the second stop for this traveling exhibition, which first appeared at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in fall of 2008. Following its display in Glens Falls, the exhibition will be on view in fall 2009 at the American Folk Art Museum in New York City and in 2010 at the Indiana University Art Museum in Bloomington, Indiana. Sponsors of the exhibition at The Hyde Collection are SCA Tissue and NBT Bank.


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