April, May, June 2014
New Mexico and the Arts of Enchantment
featuring The Raymond James Financial Collection 1
Director’s Welcome Dear Friends, The Museum doesn’t take a spring break or summer vacation, so I hope you will spend your free time with us. You can travel to New Mexico, China, and around the world by simply walking through our doors and enjoying our special exhibitions and collection.
MFA’s Andrew Wyeth Watercolor Travels to National Gallery of Art Wisteria (1981), the MFA’s prized watercolor by Andrew Wyeth, has been selected for the exhibition, Andrew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In, which will be on view at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., from May 4-November 30, 2014. Comprised of approximately 45 choice works, this is the first exhibition to explore Wyeth’s use of the window in his art and honors the recent gift of his painting Wind from the Sea to the National Gallery.
New Mexico and the Arts of Enchantment featuring The Raymond James Financial Collection is magical. With more than 100 works, it is one of the most diverse exhibitions we have ever presented – from pre-Hispanic pottery to twenty-first century paintings and sculpture. You will not want to miss the contemporary jewelry Mary James has graciously lent to the exhibition. We are profoundly grateful to Mary and Tom James, Raymond James Financial, and the other generous collectors for sharing some of their favorite works with the community. I also want to thank Hazel and William Hough Chief Curator Jennifer Hardin and the entire curatorial staff for their dedication and creativity. This has been an enormous undertaking. My Generation: Young Chinese Artists, which opens Friday, June 6, is going to be unforgettable. We are all curious about a civilization that is playing an ever more critical role on the world stage, and the work by China’s young artists is breathtaking. This landmark exhibition is a joint project with the Tampa Museum of Art. Different works will be presented at each venue and combining our spaces allows us to present a greater number, including large-scale installations and the latest video art. We encourage visitors to cross the bay and enjoy what both museums have to offer. Our public programs reach people of all ages and the entire family. You will find something new to explore – and create – at the Museum. Come for “UNCHartED: Random Acts of Culture” on Thursday nights, refresh your spirit in the galleries, and savor the peaceful water-view from our terrace. You – our members – help make everything possible at the Museum. Thank you for your loyalty and friendship. Please consider a gift membership for a family member or friend, just in time for the summer. We look forward to seeing you at your Museum of Fine Arts. Treat yourself – to art.
Andrew Wyeth (American, 1917-2009) Wisteria (1981) Watercolor on paper Gift of Mary Alice and Doyle McClendon
Earl Powell III, Director of the National Gallery, noted that in Wisteria, “the landscape view replicated in the grid formed by the windowpanes is an especially intriguing element echoing our theme of simultaneously looking in and out.” Completed in 1947, Wind from the Sea was Wyeth’s first fully realized composition on the subject. Over the next 60 years, he created more than 250 works experimenting with the window and its perspective. Watercolor is an unforgiving medium, one that Andrew Wyeth loved and mastered. His watercolors are some of the most striking and accomplished ever created, and the Museum’s is a prime example, produced at the full maturity of his career. The first work by Andrew Wyeth to enter the collection, Wisteria was a gift of current trustee Mary Alice McClendon and the late Doyle McClendon, who also served as a trustee. It will be reproduced in the catalogue accompanying the exhibition. The MFA will present Jamie Wyeth’s Portraits of Rudolf Nureyev: Images of the Dancer from the Brandywine River Museum of Art in the fall. Jamie is Andrew’s son, who has earned his own distinctive place in the history of American art.
Sincerely, On the cover: Dan Namingha (American, tribal affiliation Hopi-Tewa, born 1950) Symbolism #6 (2010) Acrylic on canvas Courtesy of Tom and Mary James The Raymond James Financial Collection MFA Photographs: Thomas U. Gessler
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New Mexico and the Arts of Enchantment
featuring The Raymond James Financial Collection Through Sunday, May 11 New Mexico has played a substantial role in the history of American art. The landscape, Native American artistic and ceremonial traditions, Mexican and Hispanic influences, and the transplanted artists who have responded to its call have made it a cultural force. This stunning exhibition of 104 works brings its artistic achievements alive – from pre-Hispanic pottery to vibrant twenty-first century paintings and sculpture. Hazel and William Hough Chief Curator Jennifer Hardin curated this extensive overview.
Angie Yazzie (American, tribal affiliation, Taos Pueblo, born 1965) Large Water Jar, Traditional Shape (2002) Micaceous clay Gift of Hazel and William Hough
Two Grey Hills rug, similar to the MFA’s impressive example nearby.
Tom and Mary James were immediately attracted to the art of New Mexico and the Southwest. The Raymond James Financial Collection is now one of the largest private art collections in Florida. Many of the artists represented in the exhibition are Native Americans.
Large-scale works by Tony Abeyta and Dan Namingha combine the landscape with abstract elements and spiritual symbols, while the sculpture ranges from Abeyta’s and Tammy Garcia’s totems to Allan Houser’s dynamic Abstract Crown Dancer (1991). A moving alabaster sculpture, The Long Walk (2004) by Rick Nez, himself a Navajo, recalls the forced, tragic relocation of the Navajo in 1864. Exquisite pieces of jewelry from Mary James’ private collection are by such noted contemporary Native American artists as Jesse Monongya, Lee Yazzie, and Vernon Haskie. These choice works from The Raymond James Financial Collection are combined with those from the Museum and other private collections.
William Acheff’s Passing Time (1977), a New Mexico still life, captures many of the currents in the exhibition. A famous Edward S. Curtis photograph of Native Americans, a pot from Taos Pueblo, and decorative maíz or corn are gathered against a
Ceramics are a high point. Works from The Drapkin Collection reveal how ancient traditions continue to inspire artists today. The exuberant monos (monkey) figures (1997) were so named by the Spanish. But Pueblo artist and fashion designer Virgil Ortiz reclaims the traditional Cochiti forms and makes them look simultaneously ancient and contemporary. Angie Yazzie’s large water jar (2002) and the two black-onblack platters by María Martínez are masterful. The small jar by her great grandson Marvin shows him carrying on the family tradition. Photography is also strong, encompassing Todd Webb’s photographs of O’Keeffe’s famous home and the landscape around Abiquiu; Ansel Adams’ classic Moonrise, Hernandez (1941); images by William Clift and Patrick Nagatani; historic portraits of Native Americans; and two of ceramist María Martínez. One pictures her holding Rick Dillingham’s Teapot Gas Can, on view nearby. New Mexico and the Arts of Enchantment offers a stimulating dialogue between the past and present. The wide range of media, the variety of artistic visions, and the vital colors and forms create a magical space in the Museum.
Virgil Ortiz (American, tribal affiliation, Cochiti Pueblo, born 1969) Monos Figures, Circus Performer and Opera Singer (both 1997) Ceramics Collection of Ron and Pat Mason
New Mexico and the Arts of Enchantment
Opening Reception Friday, January 17 Approximately 500 people attended the opening, one of the largest ever at the Museum.
Trustee Clark and Monica Mason President of the Board Howard Mills (left) with Mary and Tom James
MFA Director Kent Lydecker and Emily Kapes, Art Collection Curator of Raymond James Financial
(Left to right) MFA Curatorial Assistant Sabrina Hughes, Michelle Jennings, MFA Coordinator of Curatorial Affairs Bridget Bryson, Dr.Â Susan Beaven, Jane Beam, and Betty Shamas
New Mexico and the Arts of Enchantment Lenders to the Exhibition The Museum expresses profound gratitude to the following collectors for making this exhibition possible: (Left to right) Kelly and Matthew Mosby with his parents, trustee Glenn and Dav Mosby
Tom and Mary James and The Raymond James Financial Collection Lynell and Robert Bell Dr. Robert L. and Chitranee Drapkin Susan and Seymour Gordon Hazel and William Hough Kathryn Boeckman Howd Pat and Ron Mason Mindy and Dr. Michael Solomon Anonymous Lender *T he three Todd Webb photographs were purchased by the Museum with funds provided by Director Emeritus John E. Schloder in honor of Carol A. Upham, past President of the Board and major donor to the MFA and the collection.
(Left to right) Elise Minkoff, Chris and trustee Robert Hilton, and Carol and trustee Robert Stewart
Aaron Siskind’s Harlem Document
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Princeton University Art Museum celebrated his enormous contributions and importance. Dr. Robert L. and Chitranee Drapkin, leading lights of the MFA’s photography collection, supported the publication of the original 1981 book at the time of the Smithsonian exhibition. Siskind, in fact, presented a Friends of Photography program at the Museum in the 1980s and visited the Drapkins on several occasions. For the 1991 edition, he wrote a personal dedication: “To Bob Drapkin – who made this reissue possible with gratitude.” The Drapkins gave the 35 Harlem photographs to the Museum, inspiring a similar dedication. “To the Drapkins, who made this exhibition and so much of our photography collection possible – with deep gratitude.”
Gift of Dr. Robert L. and Chitranee Drapkin Through Sunday, July 20 An American master, Aaron Siskind (1903-1991) is known for both his early documentary and later abstract photographs. A New Yorker, he was drawn to life in Harlem in the 1930s: people on the streets and in churches, rented rooms, juke joints, and clubs. They convey struggle and poverty, but also hope and transcendence. His lifelong fascination with architecture and surfaces emerges in images of tenements and storefronts. His Harlem Document now stands as one of his signature achievements. His humanity and empathy are everywhere evident.
My Generation: Young Chinese Artists Presenting Sponsor:
Saturday, June 7 – Sunday, September 28 This pioneering exhibition looks at the new generation of artists who have emerged in mainland China since 2000, a period marked by increased openness to the West and compelling experimentation. The Chinese art scene has exploded with a wealth of galleries and auction houses and 1,200 new museums. Installations, video, photographs, paintings, and mixed-media works by 27 artists will be on view. All the artists were born after 1976 and the end of the Cultural Revolution. Almost all are products of the One-Child Policy and have grown up in a country with a high-powered market economy. The curator, New York-based art critic Barbara Pollack, interviewed more than 100 young artists from every region of China in preparing the exhibition. Ms. Pollack has divided My Generation into four overriding themes: politics, the environment, intimate relationships, and family. The MFA will display works that explore the first two concepts. They encompass large-scale paintings by Cui Jie showcasing Beijing’s sprawling urbanization; humorously
The Smithsonian American Art Museum presented Harlem: Photographs by Aaron Siskind, 1932-1940, in a 1990-1991 exhibition shortly before the artist’s death. Gordon Parks, the illustrious African American photographer, filmmaker, author, and composer, wrote the eloquent foreword to the book accompanying the show. Parks, who grew up in Harlem, observed: “To just about everyone who has worked in the vital processes of its survival, whose life has been textured by its tradition, Harlem is a place that won’t give up…Good music, prayer and laughter are still in the air – and so are the songs of the fish peddler and watermelon man.” Siskind’s work has been recognized as a precursor to Abstract Expressionism. Elaine de Kooning called him “a painter’s photographer.” The major exhibition, Siskind in the Collection (1989), at the Museum of Modern Art cast him as one of the leading figures in the development of photography as an art form. Centennial shows at the
Xu Zhen (Chinese, born Shanghai, 1977) Produced by MadeIn Fearless (2012) Mixed media on canvas Courtesy of Long March Space, Beijing
Views of the Panama Canal by Ernest Hallen
surreal photographs by Liu Di conveying a feeling of desolation; and a newly created installation by Sun Xun. Primarily using animation and drawing, he creates fantastical worlds, complete with their own set of rules and laws.
Works on Paper Gallery, Second Floor
Censorship remains a complicated question in China. Ms. Pollack points out in the catalogue that “sexuality and depictions of nudity are forbidden according to censorship regulations, but galleries have easily circumvented these rules. Museums are more strictly controlled.” Artists are examining gender issues and gay identity, but they face intense family pressure to marry and have children. Gays and lesbians are only beginning to step out of the closet.
Saturday, July 26-Sunday, November 9 Ernest “Red” Hallen documented the construction of the Panama Canal and the evolution of the surrounding areas from 1907 to 1937, producing more than 16,000 photographs. Drawn from a gift of 150 prints, this exhibition, in the centennial year of the Canal’s completion, will showcase both its early history and the range of Hallen’s work. All the images were generously donated by Dr. Robert L. and Chitranee Drapkin from The Ludmila Dandrew and Chitranee Drapkin Collection.
Ms. Pollack writes “that China, going back to the Silk Road, has always been the site of cross-cultural influences, both appropriating and disseminating imagery and techniques to enrich its own aesthetic development. As such, the influx of everything from McDonald’s to Warhol, instantly synthesized by Chinese artists, is as genuinely Chinese as any Imperial ceramic or scroll painting.” Not only does this exhibition present a new perspective on contemporary Chinese art, it also marks a groundbreaking collaboration between the MFA and the Tampa Museum of Art. My Generation establishes a cultural corridor across the bay, allowing more work and larger installations to be shown. The striking catalogue, like the exhibition, will enhance understanding of art and a country that are largely a mystery to many Americans. It will feature essays by Ms. Pollack and Li Zhenhua, a Beijing-based multimedia artist and curator; a foreword by Tampa Museum of Art Executive Director Todd D. Smith and MFA Director Kent Lydecker; reproductions of all the works in the show; and artist biographies. Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, is coordinating the project at the MFA. My Generation will travel to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art later this year. A free application about the exhibition for iPhone, iPad, and other devices will be available.
Ernest “Red” Hallen (American, 1875-1947) Operation of Gatun Locks. S.S. Allianca leaving upper-west chamber and entering Gatun Lake (June 8, 1914). Gelatin silver print Gift of Dr. Robert L. and Chitranee Drapkin from The Ludmila Dandrew and Chitranee Drapkin Collection
Collection Conversations Lee Malone Gallery
This new series invites viewers to investigate aesthetic, conceptual, and cultural juxtapositions between works from the collection that might not otherwise be exhibited together. The current installation examines Western representations of children, as well as childhood objects, from the eighteenth century to the present. Diverse works by Ruth Bernhard, Suzanne Camp Crosby, Harold Edgerton, Winslow Homer, Polixeni Papapetrou, and Robert Vickery were selected by Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950.
Suzanne Camp Crosby (American, born 1948) Where Do Babies Come From #2 from the Cabbage Patch Series (1986) Ilfochrome print Gift of William Knight Zewadski
research for Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris, now on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York until May 4. Her scholarly article, “Imag(in)ing Paris for Posterity,” will appear in a forthcoming issue of Future Anterior, Columbia University’s architecture journal. My Generation Lecture Series Professor and Artist Kirk Ke Wang on China’s Cultural Revolution An Introduction to My Generation: Young Chinese Artists Thursday, May 22, 6:30 p.m.
LECTURES | TALKS | SPECIAL EVENTS Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and visit our website for updates on educational programs.Support is provided in part by The Margaret Acheson Stuart Society, the MFA Education Committee, Westminster Communities of St. Petersburg, Kane’s Furniture, an anonymous donor, and the City of St. Petersburg.
Professor of Visual Arts at Eckerd College, Kirk Ke Wang is a painter, sculptor, photographer, mixedmedia artist, and educational software developer. He was born in Shanghai, China, and at 16, entered Nanjing Normal University, where he completed his BFA and MFA and began his teaching career. In 1984, he won the bronze medal at the Sixth National Exhibition of Fine Art, one of China’s major art competitions.
LECTURES & GALLERY TALKS Wayne W. and Frances Knight Parrish Lecture by James Ballinger, The Sybil Harrington Director and Chief Curator of the Phoenix Art Museum Sunday, May 4, 3 p.m.
In the early 1990s, Wang taught at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota and joined the Eckerd College faculty in 1993. He has shown his artworks internationally and is represented in museum and private collections in the U.S. and Asia, including in the National Gallery in Beijing. He has studios in Tampa, New York City, and Shanghai.
Distinguished director and scholar James Ballinger will look at “The EverEvolving Art of the American West.” He joined the Phoenix Art Museum in 1974 as Curator of Collections, Curator of American Art, and Chief Curator and became Director in 1982. He is among the nation’s longest-serving museum directors, has been president of the Association of Art Museum Directors, and was appointed by President George W. Bush to the National Council on the Arts. He has organized more than 40 exhibitions and led two capital campaigns that expanded the museum from 72,000 to 285,000 square feet.
Conversation with Guest Curator Barbara Pollack and Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, on My Generation Sunday, June 8, 3 p.m., opening weekend of the exhibition
Gallery Talk on Aaron Siskind’s Harlem Document by Curatorial Assistant Sabrina Hughes Sunday, May 18, 3 p.m.
Insightful art critic and curator Barbara Pollack is one of the foremost authorities on contemporary Chinese art and is the author of The Wild, Wild East: An American Art Critic’s Adventures in China. She has written the lead essay in the catalogue for My Generation and has been a featured speaker at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of New Champions in China, also known as Summer Davos.
Ms. Hughes has curated several popular photography exhibitions at the Museum, including Pleasure Grounds and Restoring Spaces – Photographs of our National Parks and Picturing a New Society: Photographs from the Soviet Union 1920s-1980s. She was the co-curator of Forever in a Moment: Nineteenth-Century Photographs of Egypt and Sitter and Subject in Nineteenth-Century Photography.
In the late 1990s, Ms. Pollack published pioneering articles on contemporary Chinese art in ARTnews, Art & Auction, and the Village Voice. She has continued her exploration of this fascinating art and burgeoning market in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Art in America, and Vanity Fair, among others. She is a regular contributor to the Chinese-language version of the New York Times and to Modern Weekly, China’s influential lifestyle magazine. She has written monographs and articles on numerous Chinese artists. Several of her essays were selected for the China Art Book.
She has taught courses in the history of photography, as well as many other subjects, at the Art Institute of Tampa and the University of South Florida, Tampa, where she received her BA in humanities and her MA in art history. She received the USF Outstanding Thesis Award in 2009-2010. As an intern at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., she conducted
Based on her extensive research, Ms. Pollack has received grants from the Asian Cultural Foundation and Creative Capital/ Warhol Foundation, the latter for arts writing. She is an adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York and lectures widely in the U.S. and abroad.
Mr. Ballinger’s book Frederic Remington (1989) is considered one of the most important ever written about the artist. He holds his BA in American history and an MA in art history from the University of Kansas. The Parrish Lecture honors the couple who donated many of the MFA’s most significant pre-Columbian objects.
Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, has compiled select artist biographies for the My Generation catalogue. She is the first curator in the history of the Museum to specialize in works created after 1950 to the present day. Her position was made possible by The Hazel and William Hough Curatorial Endowment Fund, established in 2012.
Coffee Talks with Nan Colton Sponsored by: Second Wednesday of the month. Free with Museum admission.
Ms. Pill has curated Color Acting: Abstraction Since 1950 at the MFA and has recommended contemporary works to enter the collection. She completed a three-year dual MA in art history, theory, and criticism and arts administration and policy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. While there, she served as Communications Director and then Administrative Director of the two Student Union Galleries, which presented six exhibitions each semester. She has also been Assistant Curator and Curatorial Fellow at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City.
The Museum’s popular performing artist-in-residence continues her entertaining presentations. Ms. Colton, a Museum favorite, writes her own scripts, inspired by special exhibitions, the Museum collection, and themes and people related to both. Enjoy refreshments at 10 a.m., Ms. Colton’s performance at 10:30, and a general docent tour at 11:15.
SAVE THE DATE: Dr. Judith Shapiro of American University on “China’s Environmental Challenges,” Thursday, September 11, at 6:30 p.m.
April 9: In “Aesop’s Fables – Unforgettable Tales,” Ms. Colton plays an archeologist who is “digging up the dirt” on the Museum’s collection. May 14: Ms. Colton portrays the French Impressionist who produced more than 350 artworks in 20 years in “Berthe Morisot – A Woman Ahead of her Time.” June 11: In the “Han-terbury Tales,” Ms. Colton shares a story of a merchant’s wife and her experience along the spice route during the Han Dynasty.
HOT GATHERINGS COOL CONVERSATIONS A DMG Visiting Glass Artist Series Sponsored by The DMG School Project Sunday, April 13, at 3 p.m.: Deanna Clayton and Alexis Silk Ms. Clayton has been working with glass for more than 20 years. She explored the medium in the glass programs at Kent State University in Ohio under Henry Halem and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she earned her BFA in art history. While still a student, she started her own glass studio with her husband Keith Clayton. They now live in Wisconsin. Ms. Silk experiments with molten glass and metal to create her striking figurative objects. They are sculpted freehand while the glass is hot on the end of a blowpipe or punty rod, and many are large-scale. They can be close to half her weight and require a team of six assistants to handle the glass while she sculpts it. Both artists have shown their work in the U.S. and abroad and are represented in noted public and private collections.
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Sunday, May 11, at 3 p.m.: Richard Logan Mr. Logan has pursued a varied career, producing paintings, photography, and mixed-media works. His paintings captured the attention of such legendary figures as Jasper Johns and Romare Bearden while he lived in the Caribbean. When he moved to Tampa in the early 90s, he turned to photography and later branched into mixed-media. His work has been shown and collected internationally.
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of Ai Weiwei, Cheryl Pope, and Shary Boyle. Her talk will encompass the reuse and transformation of utilitarian porcelain, modern experimentation with traditional Chinese forms and decoration, and appropriation of the porcelain figurine.
Annual Fourth of July Celebration Beginning at 6 p.m. $38 Museum members, $45 nonmembers
Enjoy a gourmet barbecue buffet, live music, extraordinary art, and the downtown fireworks from the best seat in town. A beer/wine cash bar will be available. Please make your reservations early by calling 727.822.1032, as this event always sells out.
The Rape of Europa Sunday, April 6, 2 p.m., with an introduction by MFA Director Kent Lydecker Thursday, April 10, 6 p.m., film only
Described as equal parts history, thriller, and cautionary tale, the film offers a provocative account of the theft of Europe’s cultural masterpieces by the Nazis during World War II. It also chronicles the recovery of many of these artworks by curators, historians, and journalists and their return to the Jewish families, who once owned them, or to their heirs.
Second Monday of the month, 1 p.m. Free with Museum admission. Sample treasures from the collection in these 30-minute talks. Then stay for the 2 p.m. docent tour to explore more of the MFA’s stellar collection. On your way out, visit the Museum Store for a FREE edible sample of Margaret Ann’s Gourmet Cookies. This bite-size snack is available for Art Bite guests only.
Babies Thursday, June 19, 6 p.m., with an introduction by Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950 Sunday, June 22, 2 p.m., film only
April 14: Hazel and William Hough Chief Curator Jennifer Hardin on Georgia O’Keeffe’s Grey Hills Painted Red, New Mexico (1930). May 12: Curatorial Assistant Sabrina Hughes on Suzanne Camp Crosby’s Where Do Babies Come From #2 from the Cabbage Patch Series (1986). June 9: MFA Director Kent Lydecker on a work in My Generation: Young Chinese Artists.
Experience the universal celebration of the magic and innocence of babies in this film complementing Representations of Childhood in the Lee Malone Gallery.
Gather with movers, makers, and forward thinkers on the third Thursday of the month for an offbeat art-fix or to learn a creative craft. Enjoy a random dose of the unexpected, a cash bar, and delectable bites. JIMMY PALMIOTTI
The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and more – are all around us and in the Museum. FODA expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $20 in addition to Museum membership.
FODA programs are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. during season. Non-FODA members can attend for $5, plus MFA admission. Carolyn Nygren is the volunteer coordinator. Upcoming events follow:
Random Act 4.17.14, Graphic Novels: The Business of Art, 6:30-8 p.m. Join professionals Sergio Cariello, Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, and newcomers John Allison and Trevor Denham as they examine the evolution of comics and graphic novels as an art form. Graphic Novel header.indd 1
April 8: Jeffrey Burchard, owner of Burchard Galleries in St. Petersburg, will help participants select and prepare for auctions, including where to conduct research and find key databases. Burchard Galleries specializes in art, antiques, and complete estates and holds many world records for objects at auction. Mr. Burchard has conducted the bidding for The Stuart Society’s highly successful Wine Auctions.
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Random Act 5.15.14, Edible Art Trivia Night, Check in before 7 p.m. with your team in the Mary Alice McClendon Conservatory. A PhD in art history is not required. Team up with up to five friends to test your knowledge of art-related trivia from pop culture, current events, and the MFA collection. Delectable bites and cash bar will be available and prizes awarded.
May 13: Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, will explore contemporary approaches to porcelain in the works
Youth & Family
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First and third Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. Ages three and older $5 per person (includes admission to entire Museum) Please bring a towel or yoga mat.
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Unleash your inner Monet. Outside. Inspiration abounds at this FREE annual “art happening.” Explore unique methods of painting with handson activities for everyone, including giant-box painting, kite-flying, tricycle mural, and more. Supplies are included and instructors are on hand to help. Capture unforgettable moments – in paint – with your children.
Kidding Around Yoga is a hit. This system utilizes the yoga poses or asanas tucked into partner yoga, games and activities, original music, stories, and more. The class is specifically designed for kids, but the entire family is welcome. Practicing yoga with everyone in the family and especially with children creates a special bond.
MFA: Make and Take Saturday
Science, Art, and Math Camp@The MFA
First and Third Saturday of the month, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free with MFA admission. No registration is necessary. For ages five and older, but entire families are encouraged to participate.
Presented by St. Petersburg College and the MFA June 16-20 and 23-27 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Drop off children as early as 8 a.m. with no additional charge.) For grades three through seven. One-Time Application Fee: $50 $150 per student. Discounts for siblings and Museum Members. Register for both weeks and receive an additional discount.
Create your own masterpiece inspired by works in the collection and special exhibitions. Supplies are included. April 5 and 19: Celebrate spring with a nature crown. May 3 and 17: Explore the collection and create a piece of artinspired jewelry. June 7 and 21: Build It – Summer Castle.
These one-week sessions combine science, art, and math for learning, fun, and creativity. All instructors are state-certified teachers. For more information or to register, please call 727.341.3000.
NEW: Drumming@The MFA!
High School Student Exhibition: Visual Metaphor Through Sunday, April 27
Second and Fourth Saturdays of the month, 10-11 a.m. For ages three and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $5 per person
This show features work by many of the most talented students in the Pinellas County Schools, selected by their teachers and encompassing a wide range of media. A reception for the students and their parents and teachers will be held on Tuesday, April 22, from 6-8 p.m., with awards presented at 6:30. Visual Metaphor is a partnership between the MFA and the Pinellas County Schools and is sponsored in part by The DMG School Project.
Explore the many cultures represented in the Museum collection by experiencing them to a rhythmic beat. Feel your musical and artistic momentum grow while you drum out rhythms and use other percussion instruments to bring art alive. No prior experience is necessary. Just come and have fun.
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Executive Committee Mr. Howard Mills, J.D., President Mr. Marshall Rousseau, President-Elect Ms. Ellen Stavros, Secretary Mr. Harold E. Wells Jr., Treasurer Mr. Robert Churuti Mr. Mark T. Mahaffey Mr. William H. Stover
Saturdays, 11 a.m. Bring the family for a docent tour that will open up new worlds for your children – and you. Participants receive a postcard reproduction of a work in the collection to take home.
New Parent Gallery Conversations
Third Fridays of the month, 10 a.m. ASL-accessible For parents/guardians and their children up to six-years-old. $5 per family
Trustees Mr. Roy Binger Mrs. Cathy Collins Mr. Gary Damkoehler Mrs. Royce Haiman Mr. Robert L. Hilton Mrs. Hazel C. Hough Mr. Jackie Joyner Jr. Dr. William D. Law Jr.
Discover art and learn a new language as a family. Gain an introduction to ASL (American Sign Language) vocabulary while touring the galleries. The classes are designed and presented by certified ASL instructor and interpreter Carol Downing.
Ms. Fay Mackey Mr. Clark Mason Mrs. Mary Alice McClendon Mrs. Glenn Mosby Mr. Cary P. Putrino, J.D. Mr. Robert B. Stewart Mr. Anthony Zinge, J.D. Mrs. Margaret Amley, President, The Margaret Acheson Stuart Society Dr. Kent Lydecker, Director Honorary Trustees Mrs. Isabel Bishop, Honorary Memorial Trustee Mr. Seymour A. Gordon, Esq. Mr. Charles Henderson Mrs. Nomina Cox Horton Mr. Peter Sherman Mrs. Carol A. Upham
Music in the Marly The Marly Music Series returns with another exciting summer series. Tickets are first-come, first-served, cost $20 for adults and $10 for students 22 and younger with current ID, and can be purchased online by going to www.fine-arts. org. Admission to the entire Museum is included in the ticket price. Marly Music Society members pay only $15 per concert. Please consider joining the group to support the series. You must be a Museum member to join. The Music Committee, chaired by Dr. Richard Eliason and cochaired by Demi Rahall, plans the series. Vicki Sofranko is the staff coordinator. Concerts are sponsored in part by the Estate of Mrs. Elvira Wolfe de Weil, and the Tampa Bay Times is the media sponsor. For more information, please call 727.896.2667 or visit the website, www.fine-arts.org. The first concerts are at 2 p.m. on these Sundays:
A frequent guest concertmaster with U.S. and Canadian orchestras, Ms. dePasquale was recently the acting associate concertmaster of the Saint Louis Symphony. She has also performed at many leading music festivals, including Aspen and Caramoor.
Scott Cantrell, the music critic for the Dallas Morning News, wrote that “Claire Huangci cast a spell right from the start, with a gentle, caressing touch in the first movement of Beethoven’s A major sonata.” Ms. Huangci has been a soloist with many of the world’s foremost ensembles, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Berlin Symphony, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony, and the Moscow Radio Orchestra. She has performed in Carnegie Hall, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Salle Cortot in Paris, and Oji Hall in Tokyo, among other venues. Her solo recording debut of works by Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev was released by Berlin Classics in 2013. A laureate of the Queen Elizabeth Competition, Ms. Huangci studied at the Curtis Institute of Music.
Strings are a family affair for the dePasquales. Her father Robert was the longtime associate principal second violin of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and three uncles and two cousins played in the violin, viola, and cello sections. She studied with the famed Jascha Brodsky at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and pursued graduate studies at Indiana University. Pianist Angelin Chang, a Grammy Award-winner, will be the accompanist. She performs frequently with Ms. dePasquale, The dePasquale String Quartet, and members of both the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras. She was the first American to receive first prizes in both piano and chamber music in the same year from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, France. She holds her DMA from the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University and is Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Cleveland State University.
June 1 Claire Huangci, piano
June 29 Emily Albrink, soprano When Ms. Albrink appeared in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro with the Washington National Opera, the Washington Post wrote that her “pert, pearltoned Susanna may have been the liveliest, most affectionately detailed performance of the evening.” She has been hailed by the New York Times as “delightful and vocally strong and versatile.”
June 15 Ellen dePasquale, violin
Ms. Huangci began her international career at nine and has been earning accolades ever since. She is regarded as one of the premiere Chopin interpreters of her generation. She won first prize at the 2009 International Chopin Competition in Darmstadt, Germany, and first and special prizes at the 2010 International Chopin Competition in Miami.
A local favorite, Ms. dePasquale is a past concertmaster of the Florida Orchestra and during her tenure, was also active in chamber music groups and performed at the Museum. She left Florida to become associate concertmaster of the great Cleveland Orchestra. She was appointed by the legendary Christoph von Dohnanyi and held the chair for eight years. She made numerous solo appearances with the ensemble, was a member of the Cleveland Orchestra Piano Trio, and taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Ms. Albrink has collaborated with such distinguished conductors and composers as James Levine, Plácido Domingo, Robert Spano, Marin Alsop, Jake Heggie, and John Musto. She has a wealth of roles to her credit in such operas as Bizet’s Carmen, Mozart’s Cosí fan tutte and The Magic Flute, and Benjamin
Britten’s Peter Grimes. She sang Evvy in the U.S. premiere of Tod Machover’s Death and the Powers with the American Repertory Theater and the Chicago Opera Theater. That innovative work featured singers as robots and a cyborg. An ardent champion of new music, Ms. Albrink made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2006 in the world premiere of Clarice Assad’s Confessions and returned three years later to sing John Adams’ Grand Pianola Music. She holds her BFA in musical theater from the University of Michigan and her MM and professional diploma from the Manhattan School of Music. Ms. Albrink will be accompanied by Sharon Lavery, who has served as pianist and assistant chorus master at the New York City Opera and as a collaborative pianist with the Colorado Quartet, the Da Capo Chamber Ensemble, and the American Symphony Orchestra, among many others. She currently teaches at the Louisville Classical Academy, where she conducts two choral ensembles. She holds her bachelor’s in piano and voice performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio and her doctorate in collaborative piano from The Juilliard School. Future Sunday concerts follow: July 20: Cellist Scott Kluksdahl, accompanied by pianist Noreen Polera. August 3: Jason Vieaux, guitar, and Gary Schocker, flute. August 24: Pianist Eric Himy. November 16: Jazz Arts Trio: Fred Moyer, piano, Peter Fraenkel, drums, and Peter Tillotson, base.
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Wine Weekend St. Pete 2014 February 7-9
The area’s premier wine event enjoyed another banner year. Wine, art, and museum lovers gathered in force for a series of stellar events. Dimity Carlson was the chair, and Margaret Amley is President of The Margaret Acheson Stuart Society.
(Left to right) Iris Salzer, Mary Jane Park of the Tampa Bay Times, trustee Fay Mackey, Mary Evertz, and Lynn Cox
The celebration actually Wine Weekend Chair Dimity Carlson began a week early with and MFA Director Kent Lydecker “The Grape Escape” on Saturday, February 1. Couples gathered at the stunning home of Barbara and Col. Fred McCoy and were whisked away by limousines to diverse locations for fine wine and gourmet dinners. The stellar weekend events included “Let the Party Begin,” a sponsor and VIP black-tie dinner at the MFA, on Friday, February 7. The featured vintners were special guests, and Tyson Grant, Executive Chef at Parkshore Grill, prepared the dinner. The Gala Dinner and Wine Auction, resembling the Wine Academy Awards, followed at the Vinoy Renaissance Resort and Golf Club on Saturday, February 8. Bidding was lively in both the silent and live auctions, and the Vinoy’s Executive Chef Mark Heimann created the dinner. The weekend concluded Sunday, February 9, at the Museum with both a Jazz Brunch and the first duPont Registry Concours d’Elegance, displaying classic cars.
Tom and Mary James
Dr. Mariano and Natavidad (Nata) Cibran
The Stuart Society and the Museum express their deep gratitude to Mrs. Carlson and her committee and to these sponsors: Platinum: duPont Registry and Raymond James Gold: Bert Smith Porsche Silver: Brown & Brown Insurance, Mustard Seed Advisors of Raymond James & Associates, and Marianne and Mark T. Mahaffey
Jean Anne Reed (left) and Sidney Chaney
Bronze: Beth Rutberg and John-Edward Alley; Margaret and Dr. Edward Amley; Bank of Tampa, Pinellas Division; Andrea and Russ Barlow; Donna Blazevic; Ruth and Don Campagna; Dimity and Mark Carlson; Sidney and Fred Chaney; Jacqueline and Hayward Chapman; Lynn and David Cox; Coastal Properties Group/Christies International Real Estate; and Beth and John England. Also Joyce and Walter Larson; Dr. and Mrs. John P. McDonough III, Geriatric Psychological Specialists; Glenn and Dav Mosby; RCH Capital LLC – Gail and Fred Razook; Fran and Bud Risser; Eve and Felix Sawicki; Smith & Associates Real Estate; Kathleen and William Stover; Saint Petersburg Pediatrics and the Cibran Family; Susan M. Taylor; Carol and Tom Treichel; and Kathy and Kent Whittemore.
Dr. Edward and Stuart Society President Margaret Amley (left) with Teil and guest vintner Nicholas Allen of Carte Blanche Wine
Gala Dinner and Wine Auction Vinoy Renaissance Resort and Golf Club Saturday, February 8
Wine Weekend Chair Dimity Carlson welcomes the crowd. Guest vintner Nicholas Allen of Carte Blanche Wine explains the wines he donated.
Leading the exciting auction were (left to right) Tom duPont, Jeffrey Burchard of Burchard Galleries, and Elizabeth Flower.
President of the Board Howard Mills with Past Board President Dr. Edward Amley and Stuart Society President Margaret Amley
Bidding was lively throughout the evening.
Elizabeth Flower responds to another bid.
Bud Risser introduces the 12 bottles of 1995 Château Margaux in the original wooden case, which he donated to the auction.
An enthusiastic crowd filled the Grand Ballroom. Maggie Newman’s 1911 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Touring Car was awarded Best in Class and Best in Show at the first duPont Registry Concours d’Elegance at the MFA on Sunday, February 9. Sharon and Michael Cobb’s 1965 Porsche 365 was named People’s Choice.
Carol Russell and her daughter Rachael, both Stuart Society members, enjoyed both the Jazz Brunch and the duPont Registry Concours d’Elegance. Mrs. Russell’s mother, Sarah Longquist, is also a member, reflecting three generations of service to the Museum.
Art in Bloom 2014 was glorious – and popular. Sixty floral designers, including 14 Stuart Society members, created stunning arrangements in response to works in the “Flowers After Hours” chairs Becky Wells (left) and Gail Pyhel. Not collection and in New Mexico and the Arts of pictured is Whitney Shouppe. Enchantment. Floral artist Chris Giftos not only lectured at the sold-out luncheon at the Vinoy on Friday, March 7, but also devised an impressive design for The Great Hall, just as he did at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for more than 33 years. He was honored at the patron party at Glenn Mosby’s home on Thursday, March 6. “Flowers After Hours,” the preview party on Saturday, March 8, at the Museum was elegant and entertaining. Cathy Unruh of WEDU was the emcee. Tiffany Braun of Braun’s Fine Flowers and Richard Rigg of Delma’s Flower Booth participated in the Iron Florist Artistic Interpretation, and Dr. Adam Estevez worked on a painting throughout the evening.
Tom Sansone and “Flowers After Hours” emcee Cathy Unruh.
Chris Giftos creates his impressive floral design for The Junior League Great Hall.
The Museum was packed for “Conversations with the Designers” on Sunday, March 9. Noted artist Mernet Larsen was the special guest. She was joined by respected art collector and appraiser Eric Lang Peterson, who invented a design in response to her painting Mall (1987), which he donated to the collection. Art in Bloom attendance records were set on Saturday and Sunday, with more than 1,000 visitors each day. Dale Wybrow and Elizabeth Walters-Alison were the overall co-chairs and Betty Shamas coordinated the exhibition of floral designs. Martha Buttner and Glenn Mosby chaired the luncheon and Gail Pyhel, Whitney Shouppe, and Becky Wells, the preview party. The Stuart Society and the Museum express profound gratitude to the Art in Bloom chairs, their committee, and these sponsors for making the installation and surrounding events possible: Presenting Sponsors: Hancock Bank and Nordstrom Event Sponsors: Ferman and Publix Super Markets Charities Media Sponsor: Tampa Bay Times
(Left to right) Stuart Society President Margaret Amley, Dale Wybrow, MFA Director Kent Lydecker, and Elizabeth Walters-Alison. Mrs. Wybrow and Mrs. WaltersAlison were the overall Art in Bloom chairs.
(Left to right) Sue Froid, Judy Stanton Holland, and Susan Cook Lahey. (Left to right) MFA trustee Glenn Mosby, Master Floral Designer and speaker Chris Giftos, and Martha Buttner at the Art in Bloom Luncheon. Mrs. Mosby and Ms. Buttner were the chairs.
Nick Albanese (left) and Charles Edward with the latter’s floral design inspired by Robert Calvo’s Politics of Place (1984), given to the MFA by Eric Lang Peterson. Mr. Edward’s arrangement was “the fans’ favorite.”
Eric Lang Peterson and Mernet Larsen with her work Mall (1987), which he donated to the collection. Mr. Peterson created the floral design, and both talked with visitors during “Conversations with the Designers.”
Desmond Clark (left) and Thaddeus Root with Mary B. Perry’s design for Roy Lichtenstein’s Roads Collar (1989).
Cassie and Tom Osterloth with her design for Tony Abeyta’s Thunder Valley (2009).
The Plaza of Honor
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An Evening with Venus
Robin O’Dell returns to the Museum in a newly created position, Manager of Photographic Collections. With more than 16,000 images, the MFA has one of the largest photography collections in the Southeast. The generous gifts from The Ludmila Dandrew and Chitranee Drapkin Collection have greatly enhanced an already respected collection.
Thursday, February 13 Presented by the Museum Store and the Public Programs Department in partnership with Spathose, Conservatory Displays by ConceptBait
Ms. O’Dell will be primarily responsible for cataloguing the entire photography collection, overseeing its storage, and making recommendations for conservation. This is especially critical for The Dandrew-Drapkin Collection, which she will research, evaluate, and organize. She also will make the Museum’s photography collection better known throughout the country and help develop plans for a new comprehensive database for the complete MFA collection. She will work closely with Hazel and William Hough Chief Curator Jennifer Hardin, who has played a historic role in the development of the photography collection, and Registrar Louise Reeves. Ms. O’Dell’s graduate study and professional experience make her the ideal person for this role. She left the MFA after seven years to pursue an MA in photographic preservation and collections management in the joint program offered by Ryerson University in Toronto and the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester. During her study, she served as library assistant at the George Eastman House, assistant to the archivist at the Keith Haring Foundation, and exhibition intern with the Roman Vishniac Archive at the International Center of Photography in New York City. She also published a scholarly article on Brassaï for Image Magazine.
Bonita Cobb (left), a past president of The Margaret Acheson Stuart Society, and trustee Mary Alice McClendon, a past president of the Collectors Circle, admire one of the models.
A capacity crowd, from grandmothers to recent college graduates, attended this third annual Erotica event. There were impressive body-painted models, Roman centurions, and an exceptional lecture by the star of the evening, Dr. Robert Steven Bianchi, Chief Curator of the Fondation Gandur MFA Director Kent Lydecker (left) with pour l’Art/Geneva. A guest lecturer Dr. Robert Steven Bianchi major antiquities scholar, Dr. Bianchi introduced erotic imagery in ancient Roman art to a standing-room-only audience spanning all ages.
During her previous MFA tenure, Ms. O’Dell was a highly valued member of the curatorial department. She assisted with more than 50 exhibitions and curated four, including Changing Identities: The Len Prince Photographs of Jessie Mann and On
Members’ Jewelry Sale Thursday, May 1-Sunday, May 4
Members receive an extra 10 percent off on all jewelry in the Store. Total discount is 20 percent.
Jenniferann Pounds is protected by two muscular centurions.
the Road: Photographs Across America. She wrote and edited object labels, wall text, and catalogue content; conducted gallery talks; and organized programs for the Friends of Photography. For a year, she was Guest Curator at the St. Petersburg Museum of History, organizing Webb’s City, A Community Remembers and America’s Pastime/St. Petersburg’s Passion. A talented actress, Ms. O’Dell holds a BA in theater cum laude from the University of South Florida and recently appeared in Richard Manley’s A Question of Words at the Studio@620, where she is a past President of the Board. She has also been a student in the “managing collections” certificate program at New York University. Teresa Roann Wilkins, Member Services Manager, comes to the MFA after serving as the Assistant Curator and graduate assistant in the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas at the Indiana University Art Museum. She has also been Exhibits Coordinator at the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Ah-TahThi-Ki Museum in Clewiston. Ms. Wilkins, who was pursuing her doctorate in non-Western art history at Indiana University, had diverse experiences at the museum. They ranged from curating exhibitions to cataloguing objects, from marketing to planning openings. In her exhibitions, she focused on art from Cameroon; African ceramics, baskets, and textiles; and contemporary Zulu ceramics, among other objects. She also participated in fund-raising activities, trained volunteers, and designed and maintained donor databases. She is a past MFA volunteer. A frequent lecturer during her graduate studies, Ms. Wilkins has presented papers at the College Art Association Annual Conference and the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities. She has been the Executive Assistant to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Administration, Finance, and Operations at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where she earned her MA in Pacific art history. In addition, she has taught social studies in the Pinellas County Schools. Ms. Wilkins has been selected for numerous honor societies, including Phi Kappa Phi, Mortar Board, and Golden Key. She holds her BA magna cum laude in non-Western art history from the University of South Florida, where she was a Presidential Scholar.
Thank You The MFA is grateful to the following donors and corporate partners who made annual gifts or pledges between November 22, 2013 and February 21, 2014: $50,000 and above Duke Energy Florida The Bill Edwards Group, LLC $25,000 to $49,999 Bill and Joanne Edwards William R. and Hazel Hough Tom and Mary James James and Martha Sweeny $10,000 to $24,999 Bank of America BB&T Franklin Templeton Peter and Mary Lee Jones Beth Morean Pinellas Community Foundation Smith & Associates Realtors, Inc. Snell Isle Development Company LLC Gus A. and Frances L. Stavros $5,000 to $9,999 Kathleen and Robert Brooks Sally McConnell Spada Graphix Demi and Sam G. Rahall $1,000 to $4,999 Philip Benjamin Ruth and Donald Campagna Hillary Carlson Cone John DuBois The Frank E. Duckwall Foundation Barbara Genthner-Moritz Dr. Gordon Gilbert Seymour and Susan Gordon Michael Graham Dr. Kevin Greenidge Judy S. and Troy W. Holland W. Langston and Carol Holland Dr. Ilda Hall Littell Fay Mackey Dr. and Mrs. Franklin S. Massari Sonya Miller Mary B. and Dr. Richard E. Perry Eric Lang Peterson Raymond James & Associates, Inc. Claire Rives Jean E. Rocchi T. Marshall Rousseau Dr. John E. Schloder Betty Shamas and Jane Beam Mary L. Shuh Drs. Edwin and Dorothy Sved Westminster Communities of St. Petersburg Mary Wheeler
$500 to $999 Deborah and Jim Long Harry and Joan McCreary Fran and Bud Risser David and Teddi Robbins Burrage and Mary Lou Warner Up to $499 Dr. Edward and Margaret Amley Ronald and Dale Anderson Janet Augenbraun Enita Berkheiser Sharon and Charles Clarkson Elizabeth Coerver Louise C. Conley Rene Clark and Richard Davis Summer Dicus-Boydstun Dr. Robert L. and Chitranee Drapkin Patricia H. Eckert Allen Loyd and Phillippa Francq William and Eileen Freda John and Louise Garrigues Emily and Dr. Fred Gurtman Morrison Torrey and David Hirschman Don and Sarah Howe Victor and Jean Hurst Calvin Johnson Judith Jourdan Barbara B. Knapper Dr. Thomas C. and Margarita Laughlin Harold Leigh James M. and Nina Light Parsla and Dr. John W. Mason Patricia and Robert Miller Joyce Millman Phyllis Mindel Sarah Nisenson Anna Prince Marilyn A. Ruga Neil and Susan Savage William and Isabel Schoenberg Linn Sennott Arthur and Peg Silvergleid Thomas and Donna Southard Robert and Carol Stewart John Warren Stewig Christopher and Kelly Still Darren and Winifred Stowe Dorothy Wilkerson Templet Daniel and Ann Vickstrom Mary Booker Wall Shari Watson-Wardrum Joan Waterbury Jane and Sterling Weems Kathleen Wilson Margaret and Emory Wood Marylee and Donald Zink
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Circle Level Members Director’s Circle
Edwards, Bill and Joanne Hough, William R. and Hazel James, Tom and Mary Mahaffey, Mark T. and Marianne Vinik, Jeff and Penny Wittner, Jean Giles
Dillon, Ric and Marina Edwards, Bill and Anne Jones, Peter and Marylee
Godbold, Bo and Betsy* Merrick, Thomas and Elaine Murphy* Weymouth, Yann and Susana* Van Law, William *Upgraded membership between November 26 and February 24
New General Members
November 26-February 24
Gerber, Alexandra Griesinger, Alan and Julie
Allen, Lee and Susan Allums, Bruce and Erica Alston, John and Susan Appleton-Jones, Peter and Anne Asselin, Roger and Margaret Baker, Susan Banfield, Karen Barbieri, Luiz Baxter, Patrick and James McDonald Biandudi, Tamora Bierfelt, Elizabeth and David Brown Brady, Quinn and Frank Chandler Braun, Graal and Doris Campbell, Devinn Capstick, Emmett and Joanne Carey, Sean and Kevin Hohl
Catanese, George and Jean Chapman-Forbes, Linley Chinnis, Rusty Cohen, Albert and Rosalie Coleman, Jeff and Margarita Conlin, Brian and Liza Conrad Connor, Clay Cowley, Matt and Sheila Cutting, Skip and Theresa Damashek, Richard and Jane Thomas Darlington, Jim and Theresa Davidson, Gerry and Allen Davis, Michael and Linda Dericks, Tom and Tiffin Desapio, Antonia and Gerard Dias, Scott Dowling, Anne and Derek Hess Edhner, Jefferson Ehrnman, James and Pona Piekarski Eibert, Monica Eichinger-Dias, Lauren Engert, Babette Forbes, William Frankel, Alan and Miriam Franzblau, Alix and Ron Sherman Gaines, Casey and Virginia Ward Glenn, Alex and Robin Guarino, Michael Hackenwerth, Jason and Michelle Harnett, Karen and Allen Harris, Tanya Herndon, Carol and Robert Paulson Hughes, Jean and Roy Ignico, Grace Ingegneri, Anthony and Fay Johni, Scott and Lisa Killeen, Christine Kochler, Beth and Peggy Van Gorder Korb, Donald and Tracy Kramer, Anne and James Clifford LaCamera, Frank and Frances Laramee, Christine LeClair, Melissa Lehtola, Beth and Karl Rabeneck Linder, Larry and Sandy Linton, John and Laura Lohbauer, Paul and Virginia Roberts Lowerre-Barbieri, Susan Lutz, Doris and Herbert
Lykoudis, Dimitrios and Kirsten Bengtson Lyon, Tessa-Storme and Willy Zessoules Lyons, Lisa Mahar, Dennis and Helga Mangat, Gagan and Mona Manings, Joel and Vanessa March, Terri Mark, Richard McLemore, Laura Mike, Adela and Seraphime Miller, Kimberly and William Mitchell, Steve and Traer Muhlhausen, Benjaporn and Chris Nichols, Katie Ordes, Cynthia Osborn, Donald and Rita Otts, Natalie and Ray Palazzolo, Valerie Parry, Mark Pierce, Richard and Sandra Price, Traer and Steve Pridgeon, Bryan and Debbie Pyle, Linda Reeves, Louise and Charles A. Richards, Lula and Ed Robinson, Ellis Robitaille, Asia and Devra Salamone, Libby and Ron Samuelson, Elizabeth Savitsky, Georgine and Lawrence Saye, Allen and Karen Schlichting, H.J. and Gabrielle Seixas, Greg and Melissa Sewell, Doris Smith, Paula and Roger Azevedo Smith, Clark and Anne Stalker, Karen Steinke, Richard and Barbara Stephens, Terie Still, Christopher and Kelly Stoetzel, Robert and Marcia Stonecipher, Debra Sumner, Dawn Sutton, Stephen and Alice Taylor, Bernard and Brooke Thomas, Allen and Pam Truden, Nick Turtle, Jesse and Mila Webb-Zemlan, Cheryle Wegner, Walter and Winona Wilkins, Teresa Winter, Dennis Withers, Sharon Zemlan, Frank
Avis, Pamela Bajgier, Shirley Ballesta, Ana Ballew, Pamela Bean, Geri Beckham, Elaine Bernestein, Mildred Bertelstein, Gayle Bono, Steven Bottger, Connie Boyle, JoAnn Brown, Karen Bruns, Frances Caldwell, Lynette Canfield, Allison Chandler, Louise Claes, Frieda Conroyd, Alicia Constantine, Robert Cope, Dorothy Crandall, Gloria Cushman, Stefan Cutts, William Daugherty, Kris Davies, Debra Davis, Nancy DeRussy, Betty Evans, Grace Farley, Andrea Fennell, Paul Fernald, Barbara Fitzgerald, Edna Fletcher, Jackie Fletcher, Mary Forsyth, Hugh Fry, Cynthia Garrels, Cynthia Geraghty, Phyllis Giddens, Mary Granese, Meredith Greif, Kathy Grundset, Norma Hargrove, Kathleen Harrington, Ruth Harvard, Augusta Helm, Adrien Hoffmann, Janet Holderman, Margaret Horowitz, Edward Kalinowski, Sharon Keegan, Sharon Koelsch, Sharon Long, Donna Lutz, Marian Martin, Rebecca McDowell, Kenneth McGrath, Virginia Mooney, Maureen Nelson, Brooke Nobbe, Daniel Perconti, Dorothy
Perkins, Paula Preston, Judith Proctor, Anita Reed, Jean Anne Rivenbark, Cathy Salzman, John Sandow, Iris Schell, Joan Schwartz, Larry Shank, Sister Lillian Sink, Alex Siviter, Ann Smith, Wilhelmina Spear, Evelyn Steinbarger, Amanda Stike, Dolores Strickland, Bonnie Sullivan, Thomas Terra, Rosemarie Thompson, Geneva Thompson, Sylena Trudeau, KT Van Paemel, Margaret Vaseliades, Cathy Waters, Rev. Joseph Weisgarber, Kimberly Wine, Sheryl
Carmack, Austin Cotter, Kathryn Doyle, Frances Fox, Cynthia Fraley, Anne Marie Genualdi, Martha Lanton, Audrey Lykins, Lorrie Marks, Suzanne McGuire, Wallace Murphy, Yvonne Peacock, Brandon Riddle-Dvorak, Barbara Routh, Cassidy Ruderman, Laurie Schultz, Jeffrey Sirotkin, Yana Stevens, Donna Stovall, Rosie Walker, Andrew Warren, Gretchen
When did you join the MFA and why?
Director Kent Lydecker shared his thoughts for “Our Vision, Our Future” at this luncheon sponsored by BB&T for the Legacy Society, Director’s Circle, and Founder’s Circle, as well as upper-level members and donors in 2013. Associate Director for Advancement Don Howe welcomed the 90 guests with BB&T West Florida Team Director Tom Beames and Regional Director Karyn Talarico. Dr. Lydecker discussed four key areas for the MFA’s future: celebrating our collection, connecting with community, spotlighting photography, and communicating through technology.
In 1995, I was living and volunteering in St. Petersburg and read that the MFA was going to conduct a training course for new docents. Since membership was a prerequisite, I joined the Museum. I had been a guide at Stan Hywet, a Tudor Revival Manor House in Akron, Ohio, and later a guide at a historical site in Perrysburg, Ohio, so I interviewed at the MFA and was accepted. My docent class graduated in 1996.
A video and comments by Linda Whitley, Social Studies Supervisor for the Pinellas County Schools, highlighted the impact of an innovative partnership with the MFA. By the end of the school year, nearly 7,000 sixth-grade students will visit the Museum and learn about ancient civilizations from objects in the collection. For many, this represents their first visit to a museum.
What do you like best about the MFA? The people I have the opportunity to meet as a docent, as well as the dedicated staff and fellow volunteers I consider friends because of our shared interest in art. The MFA has become a second home to me, a place where I feel comfortable, and I am honored to be associated with it. Who first introduced you to art? I have been drawing images of people and copying from pictures since I was 10 or younger, but my formal introduction took place in high school. My sister and a few friends from my neighborhood were fortunate to take an art class every day in a new school where we had transferred. Our teacher Miss Cooper taught us perspective, watercolor, drawing, and painting and encouraged her most talented students to apply to art schools. Who are your three favorite artists? This is difficult to answer, as I’ve been exposed to such wonderful artists over the years. If I have to narrow it down to three, I would include Renoir, Monet, and Whistler among my favorites.
Glenn Mosby receives the Director’s Impact Award for 2013 from Director Kent Lydecker. She was awarded glass art by Duncan McClellan.
Annual Membership Meeting All MFA members are encouraged to attend the annual membership meeting at 4 p.m. Monday, May 5, in the Marly Room. President of the Board Howard Mills and Director Kent Lydecker will report on the past year and on future exhibitions and programs. John Houser of Wells, Houser & Schatzel will summarize the audited financial statement, and the officers of the Executive Committee will be introduced. A reception will follow in the Mary Alice McClendon Conservatory.
Education is a priority for trustee Glenn Mosby, who received the Director’s Impact Award for her many contributions in 2013. A docent, she is also a member of the MFA’s Education Committee and the Committee on Office of Trusteeship. She was awarded a work of glass art by Duncan McClellan. A past President of The Margaret Acheson Stuart Society, Mrs. Mosby is currently Ways and Means Chair and co-chaired the recent Art in Bloom Luncheon with Martha Buttner. She co-chaired the reception with Elise Minkoff in September recognizing donors to the building renovation campaign and is a member of the Legacy Society. The MFA is grateful to the more than 300 supporters who made the MFA a philanthropic priority for 2013, in whose honor the event was held, as well as to luncheon sponsor BB&T.
The Museum of Fine Arts Bylaws (revised 2008) state: “Nominations for Trustees may be made by a written petition from the general membership representing at least one percent (1%) of the Museum members. Such petitions must reach the Secretary at least 21 days prior to the Annual Meeting. Any member may sign only one petition.” For more information, please contact Ellen Stavros, Secretary of the Board, at historybuffva@aol. com.
Several of his past exhibitions relate directly to the MFA’s new one: Impressions of the Riviera: Monet, Renoir, Matisse and their Contemporaries; Raoul Dufy; and Monet to Matisse: The Origins of Modernism. Dr. Wayne is one of nine advisory board members of the Musée Rodin in Paris, has lectured around the world, and is widely published. He holds his PhD from Stanford University and his BA with distinction from the University of California, Berkeley, both in art history, and his MA in modern art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London.
FREE and Open to the Public Sponsored by: This impressive series features some of the world’s foremost art historians, curators, artists, and collectors. A cocktail hour for Collectors Circle members only, also sponsored by Northern Trust, will be held one hour before the lecture. Seymour Gordon is President of the Collectors Circle. Thursday, April 3, 6:30 p.m.: This lecture provides an opportunity to meet Dr. Kenneth Wayne, the guest curator for the MFA’s impressive 50th anniversary exhibition in 2015. That show will spotlight art created on the French coasts by Monet, Matisse, Raoul and Jean Dufy, and Renoir, among others, and will complement the Museum’s own superlative collection of French art.
(Left to right) Lothar Uhl, Hazel and William Hough Chief Curator Jennifer Hardin, Dr. Robert Cohon, Susan and Collectors Circle President Seymour Gordon, and Stephanie Goforth of sponsor Northern Trust admired the Statue of Aphrodite before the Collectors Circle lecture on March 14. Dr. Cohon, Curator of Ancient Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, focused on “Fakes, Frauds, and Scholars.”
On this visit, Dr. Wayne will take “A Fresh Look at the Art and Life of Amedeo Modigliani (18841920).” While Curator of Modern Art at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, he organized Modigliani & the Artists of Montparnasse. This was the first major U.S. show on the artist in more than 40 years and traveled to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. The Toronto Globe and Mail named it one of the top 12 exhibitions in the world in 2002-2003 and Jed Perl of The New Republic called it “an unforgettable museum-going experience.”
Study Trips Sponsored by:
The Collectors Circle visits other museums, galleries, art fairs, and private collections and homes throughout the year and is planning several spring excursions. Members usually receive private tours and also enjoy lunch or dinner at some of the finest restaurants. Transportation by luxury coach is often provided for nearby venues. Please watch for announcements.
Now an independent curator and consultant, Dr. Wayne has served as the Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and Senior Consulting Curator for The Noguchi Museum in Long Island City and Chief Curator of the Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, New York. He has also been the Joan Whitney Payson Curator at the Portland Museum of Art in Maine, where he specialized in nineteenth to mid-twentieth-century European art.
Please Join Us • T he Collectors Circle was established in 1995 to expand and strengthen the Museum’s collection and to enhance understanding and enjoyment of art. The $500 membership fee goes to the Collectors Circle Acquisitions Fund. • O ver the years, the Collectors Circle and its members have supported the purchase of 31 artworks for the Museum. • At the annual Collectors Choice gala in the spring, the Director and Hazel and William Hough Chief Curator present three artworks they would like to add to the collection. Members in attendance select the winner. • T he Collectors Circle offers lectures, open to the public, by distinguished curators, scholars, artists, and collectors. A reception is held for members before each lecture. • Members can also participate in rewarding study trips each year to other museums, galleries, art fairs, and private collections. • T he Collectors Circle will celebrate its 20th anniversary and the Museum’s 50th in 2015 by acquiring a major work for the collection. If you join now, you can be part of the excitement – and the choice.
(Left to right) Josh Kollman of sponsor Northern Trust, Padmini Durr, Dr. Joan Cummins of the Brooklyn Museum, Kimberley Payne of Northern Trust, and William Knight Zewadski gathered in front of the Jain Shrine before the Collectors Circle lecture on December 13. Dr. Cummins discussed “Temporary Bodies: Religious Sculpture of India.”
Impact of Annual Giving 2014 The Museum is deeply grateful for your continued support. Contributions to Annual Giving will support more than 200 programs, exhibitions, lectures, and events in 2014. Here are just a few ways your gift makes a huge difference at the MFA and in the community.
The Fantastic Far East Friday, April 25 7-10 p.m.
• $1500 purchases supplies for “Painting in the Park.” • $ 750 sponsors a hands-on activity for children in the Explore More Gallery. • $ 500 underwrites reduced admission for a school group. • $ 250 covers an American Sign Language interpreter for lectures and special events. • $100 purchases books for the library. To make a fully tax-deductible gift, contact the Advancement Office at 727.896.2667. Gifts of $1500 or more will be recognized in the Mary Alice McClendon Conservatory. For more information, contact Director of Development Daryl DeBerry at extension 250 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sixth-grade students visit the Museum to explore the ancient world from the collection.
Standing Horse China, Han Dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE) Earthenware with traces of pigment Gift of Dr. David and Enid Owens
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Collectors Circle Corporate and Foundation Sponsors
Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, gourmet seated dinner, select wines, and more
Astral Extracts Fifth Third Private Bank Helen Torres Foundation
Northern Trust RBC Wealth Management
In Honor of Kathy Beyer on her important birthday Dr. John E. Schloder and Terence Leet
In Honor of Seymour Gordon, Esq., a hero among us Dr. John E. Schloder and Terence Leet
In Memory of Dr. Eddy Burns Dr. John E. Schloder
In Honor of Royce G. Haiman Ann H. Shelton
In Memory of John Damm Dr. John E. Schloder
In Memory of Sheldon Rothman Helen Hameroff and Frantz Christensen
MFA Director Kent Lydecker and Hazel and William Hough Chief Curator Jennifer Hardin will present three artworks for possible Museum acquisition. Collectors Circle members in attendance will select their favorite. Helen Torres will announce the winner. Black-Tie Welcomed Valet Parking available at the Beach Drive entrance $200 per person Open to the Public Please send check, made payable to the Collectors Circle, or credit card information, including security code, to co-chair Mary Alice McClendon, 555 Fifth Avenue N.E., #1232, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. You can also email reservations to Ms. McClendon, email@example.com. Hillary Carlson Cone is her co-chair.
In Memory of Florence Fayer Janet and Mark Willen
All proceeds support the Collectors Circle Acquisitions Fund to purchase works for the collection.
City Star and the St. Petersburg Times (now the Tampa Bay Times).
Cathy Collins brings both business acumen and a passion for art to the Board. She founded and was the Chief Executive Officer of Meridien Research, which conducts a wide range of clinical trials for new medications. These experimental drugs are designed to treat cardiac problems to diabetes, anxiety to Alzheimer’s.
During the final two years of his newspaper career, Mr. Hilton completed his MBA at Wichita State University, where he graduated at the top of his class with a 4.0 average. His graduate study increased his interest in financial markets, which led to his positions at Raymond James. He holds his BA in government from Florida State University and has earned Wealth Management Specialist and Retirement Plan Consultant certifications. Mr. Hilton has given back to all of the cities where he has lived. Locally, he has served on the boards of the Pier Aquarium and the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast and is a current board member of the St. Petersburg College Foundation and Ready for Life, which helps those in transition from foster care. He also serves on the Florida Orchestra’s Investment Committee. In 2010, the Tampa Bay Council of the Arts recognized him for the “best individual contribution to the arts.”
Mrs. Collins recently sold her company and has formed Hummingbird IRB, an Institutional Review Board that oversees the protection of people in clinical trials. She has gathered leading figures in the medical field to become part of her company. They range from a past president of the American Cancer Society to a major oncologist/researcher at the DanaFarber Cancer Institute. The academic affiliations of the board members encompass Harvard University, Tufts University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, among others.
He is married to Chris Chapman Hilton, who was President of The Margaret Acheson Stuart Society in 2009-2010 and continues to be one of the organization’s most committed volunteers. She currently serves on The Stuart Society board and is Volunteer Activities Chair. She is also a past co-chair of the Wine Auction. The Hiltons have been two of the Museum’s most loyal friends and generous supporters. They have three adult sons.
Mrs. Collins’s academic background and professional experience revolve around medicine and management. She holds her BS from the University of South Florida, Tampa, and her MS from The Catholic University of America, both in nursing. Her master’s study focused on cardiovascular issues and treatment, as well as management. She is currently participating in the three-year Owner/President Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Fay Mackey has deep family ties to the MFA, as well as a remarkable understanding of its history and collection. She is the great-niece of Museum Founder Margaret Acheson Stuart and the daughter of longtime President of the Board Charles W. Mackey. In fact, Ms. Mackey attended the Museum’s very first opening and volunteered as a teenager in the Shop. She and the MFA truly grew up together.
Her other leadership positions in the field of clinical trials have included CEO of Insearch.net, Vice President of Operations for Protocare Trials, and Vice President of Site Operations for Clinical Studies, Ltd. Previously, she held nursing positions in clinical and educational settings. Mrs. Collins is an avid collector of contemporary art, which complements the Museum’s increased attention to this area. She has also participated in numerous triathlons and most recently ran the New York Marathon. She has been very active in the community, serving as the Vice Chair of the Pinellas Education Foundation, a board member of freeFall Theatre, and an advisory board member of the Bank of Tampa, St. Petersburg branch. She and her husband, surgeon Dr. Paul Steven Collins, have three adult children. They all attended Shorecrest Preparatory School, where Mrs. Collins served as Board Chair.
Ms. Mackey holds her B.A. in history from Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she also studied art history. During her sophomore year, she completed an internship at the Museum, working in all departments, and after graduation, was a volunteer at the noted Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, also in WinstonSalem. On the financial side, Ms. Mackey held responsible positions with Florida Federal Savings and Loan for 10 years, where she worked extensively with retirement accounts.
Known for his dedication, collegiality, and leadership, Robert L. Hilton returns to the Board and will once again chair the Development Committee. He is Managing Director and Senior Vice President, Investments for Mustard Seed Advisors of Raymond James. He joined Raymond James in 2002 and founded the highly successful Mustard Seed Advisors with Joe Blanton in 2007. An estate planning specialist, Mr. Hilton has more than 36 years of experience in business, financial management, investing, and marketing.
A former trustee, Ms. Mackey has served on the Membership Committee, is the co-chair with Susan Taylor of the Education Committee, and is a member of the Accessions Committee. She has consulted with staff on the care and beautification of the grounds and has been a faithful member of The Margaret Acheson Stuart Society. She has co-chaired a fashion show with Dimity Carlson and was the decorations co-chair for the most recent Wine Weekend. Ms. Mackey has also carried on a family tradition of leadership and service at The Cathedral Church of St. Peter in downtown St. Petersburg. She just completed a three-year term on the Chapter, the vestry or board of an Episcopal cathedral; chairs formation (education); and is a member of the stewardship and outreach committees, as well as the Altar Guild.
Mr. Hilton began his career in the newspaper industry. For the Wichita Eagle and Beacon, he served as the Consumer Marketing Manager and the Circulation Marketing Manager. He was the Circulation Director and then the Vice President, Marketing for the Boca Raton News. He held similar positions with the Kansas
DATES to Remember New Mexico and the Arts of Enchantment featuring the Raymond James Financial Collection Through Sunday, May 11 Aaron Siskind’s Harlem Document Through Sunday, July 20 High School Student Exhibition: Visual Metaphor Through Sunday, April 27 Collection Conversations Representations of Childhood My Generation: Young Chinese Artists Saturday, June 7 – Sunday, September 28 Views of the Panama Canal by Ernest Hallen Saturday, July 26-Sunday, November 9 Family Tours, Saturdays, 11 a.m.
APRIL Thursday/3 Collectors Circle Lecture: Independent curator Dr. Kenneth Wayne on Amedeo Modigliani, 6:30 p.m. Saturday/5 Kidding Around Yoga, 10-11 a.m. MFA: Make and Take Saturday, Celebrate spring with a nature crown, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday/6 Cinema@The MFA: The Rape of Europa with an introduction by MFA Director Kent Lydecker, 2 p.m. Tuesday/8 Friends of Decorative Arts: Jeffrey Burchard on preparing for art auctions, 2 p.m.
Thursday/17 Porch Party, 5:30-7 p.m. UNCHartED: Random Acts of Culture, “Graphic Novel: The Business of Art,” 6:30-8 p.m. Friday/18 New Parent Gallery Conversations, 10 a.m.
Wednesday/14 Coffee Talk with Nan Colton’s “Berthe Morrisot – A Woman Ahead of her Time,” tour, and refreshments, 10-11:30 a.m.
Saturday/19 Kidding Around Yoga, 10-11 a.m. MFA: Make and Take Saturday, Celebrate spring with a nature crown, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday/25 Collectors Choice XIII, presented by the Collectors Circle, 7-10 p.m. Saturday/26 New: Drumming@The MFA, 10-11 a.m. Sunday/27 Seventh Annual Painting in the Park, 1-4 p.m. High School Student Exhibition: Visual Metaphor closes.
Saturday/3 Kidding Around Yoga, 10-11 a.m. MFA: Make and Take Saturday, Create art-inspired jewelry, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Wednesday/9 Coffee Talk with Nan Colton’s “Aesop’s Fables,” tour, and refreshments, 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday/10 Cinema@The MFA: The Rape of Europa, 6 p.m.
Monday/5 Annual Membership Meeting, 4 p.m.
Saturday/12 New: Drumming@The MFA, 10-11 a.m.
Saturday/10 New: Drumming@The MFA, 10-11 a.m.
Sunday/13 Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations: Glass artists Deanna Clayton and Alexis Silk, 3 p.m.
Sunday/11 Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations: Artist Richard Logan, 3 p.m. New Mexico and the Arts of Enchantment closes.
Saturday/14 New: Drumming@The MFA, 10-11 a.m. The Beer Project, Public Tasting and Awards, noon-3 p.m.
Saturday/17 Kidding Around Yoga, 10-11 a.m. MFA: Make and Take Saturday, Create art-inspired jewelry, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday/15 Music in the Marly: Violinist Ellen dePasquale, accompanied by pianist Angelin Chang, 2 p.m.
JUNE Sunday/1 Music in the Marly: Pianist Claire Huangci, 2 p.m. Thursday/5 My Generation, Members’ Opening, 6-8 p.m. Saturday/7 My Generation: Young Chinese Artists opens Kidding Around Yoga, 10-11 a.m. MFA: Make and Take Saturday, Build It – Summer Castle, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday/8 Conversation with Guest Curator Barbara Pollack and Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, on My Generation, 3 p.m.
Thursday/12 Beer Crafts! Demonstration and Book-Signing with Shawn Gascoyne-Bowman, 6-8 p.m.
Friday/16 New Parent Gallery Conversations, 10 a.m.
Saturday/24 New: Drumming@The MFA, 10-11 a.m.
Monday/12 Monday Art Bite: Curatorial Assistant Sabrina Hughes on Suzanne Camp Crosby’s Where Do Babies Come From #2 (1986), 1 p.m.
Wednesday/11 Coffee Talk with Nan Colton’s “Han-terbury Tales,” tour, and refreshments, 10-11:30 a.m.
Friday/13 The Beer Project Launch Party at Green Bench Brewing Co., 7 p.m.
Thursday/22 My Generation Lecture Series: Professor and artist Kirk Ke Wang on China’s cultural revolution, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday/1 Members’ Jewelry Sale in the Museum Store, through Sunday, May 4
Monday/June 9 Monday Art Bite: MFA Director Kent Lydecker on a work in My Generation, 1 p.m.
Thursday/15 Porch Party, 5:30-7 p.m. UNCHartED: Random Acts of Culture, Edible Art Trivia Night, 7 p.m.
Sunday/18 Gallery Talk: Curatorial Assistant Sabrina Hughes on Aaron Siskind’s Harlem Document, 3 p.m.
Sunday/4 Wayne W. and Frances Knight Parrish Lecture: James Ballinger of the Phoenix Art Museum on “The Ever-Evolving Art of the American West,” 3 p.m.
Monday/14 Monday Art Bite: Hazel and William Hough Chief Curator Jennifer Hardin on Georgia O’Keeffe’s Grey Hills Painted Red, New Mexico (1930), 1 p.m.
Tuesday/13 Friends of Decorative Arts: Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, on contemporary approaches to porcelain, 2 p.m.
Monday/16 Science, Art, and Math Camp@ The MFA, through Friday, June 20, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursday/19 Cinema@The MFA: Babies, with an introduction by Assistant Curator Katherine Pill, 6 p.m. Friday/20 New Parent Gallery Conversations, 10 a.m. Saturday/21 Kidding Around Yoga, 10-11 a.m. MFA: Make and Take Saturday, Build It – Summer Castle, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday/22 Cinema@The MFA: Babies, 2 p.m. Monday/23 Science, Art, and Math Camp@ The MFA, through Friday, June 27, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday/28 New: Drumming@The MFA, 10-11 a.m. Sunday/29 Music in the Marly: Soprano Emily Albrink, accompanied by pianist Sharon Lavery, 2 p.m.
JULY Friday/4 Annual Fourth of July Celebration, 6 p.m.
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My Generation: Young Chinese Artists
Lu Yang (Chinese, born Shanghai, 1984), Wrathful King Kong Core (2011), HD video, color, Courtesy of Beijing Commune
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