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FALL PREVIEW MEETING
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
"New Britain Museum of American Art in the 21st Century"
Dr. Hyland received his doctorate in Art History from the University of Delaware and has been the Director of the New Britain Museum of American Art since October 1999. His other directorships include: 1992-98 San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas; 1984-91 Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama, and 1982-84 Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee.
Dr. Hyland has helped organize over fifty national and international exhibitions of European and American art including The Beginning of Seeing, Tribal Art and the Pictographs of Adolph Gottlieb, 2002, which traveled to three other museums in the United States; The Body Revealed, Two Hundred Years of the American Nude, 2002; and Connecticut Impressionists, 2000, all at the New Britain Museum of American Art.
Recent NBMAA exhibitions include the works of Toulouse-Lautrec, Maurice Sendak, and M.C. Escher from private collections. Dr. Hyland is also curating an upcoming exhibition on American Quilts scheduled to open October 4, 2014. In 2006, Dr. Hyland oversaw the completion of a $27 million capital campaign that realized the construction of the 43,000 square foot Chase Family Building which opened to critical and public acclaim. In May 2014, the museum broke ground for another three-story addition to house its growing collection of American art. The 17,345 square foot wing will have seven new galleries and three new art studios.
As usual for preview meetings, you must park at the Beth Hillel Synagogue parking lot and take the Seabury bus (it will run from 9:00 to 10:15 am) to the front entrance of Seabury. There is no parking available at Seabury unless you have a Handicapped Permit.
Wednesday , September 3, 2014, Seabury, Bloomfield
9:30 - 10:30 am: Meet other ALPers at the top of the stairs while enjoying the coffee and tea served by the Seabury staff.
9:30 - 10:15 am: Visit with course presenters in Heritage Hall, ask questions and/or obtain further information about a particular course.
10:15 am: Heritage Hall will be vacated while it is being set up for the membership meeting.
10:30 am: Attend brief membership meeting in Heritage Hall.
11:00 am: Enjoy Dr. Hyland's presentation. There will be a brief question and answer period that follows.
12:00 noon: Adjournment. The Seabury shuttle will return you to the parking lot.