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Tuesday, Sep 29, 2009

Degas & Music curators talk October 3

As the final event in The Hyde Collection’s Season of Degas Film and Lecture Series, the Museum will host a talk by exhibition’s guest curators Jill DeVonyar and Richard Kendall on Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 2 pm.

Reflections on Degas & Music will focus on the process of bringing the Degas exhibition together, researching its rich and historically intricate theme, and engaging with The Hyde’s installation lead by its Chief Curator Erin Coe. As DeVonyar and Kendall have remarked, “Working on this exhibition and the accompanying catalogue has extended our knowledge of Degas in unexpected ways.” These new insights will be shared in their lecture, as will a developing view of Degas’s life-long relationship with music. Time will be reserved for a question and answer session in which the audience is encouraged to participate and there will be a reception with the speakers following the talk.

Richard Kendall is the consultant curator of nineteenth-century art at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and an independent curator and scholar specializing in the work of Edgar Degas. Jill DeVonyar, a former ballet dancer, subsequently trained as an art historian, is an independent curator specializing in the work of Edgar Degas.

General admission to the lecture, which will be held in the Museum’s Helen Froehlich Auditorium, is $8; admission for Hyde members is free. Those interested in attending are asked to call The Hyde at 518-792-1761, ext. 27 to make reservations.

The Degas & Music exhibition runs through Sunday, October 18, 2009 and Degas-themed events associated with The Hyde’s Season of Degas continue through November.


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