Adair Burlingham Memorial Lecture: On the Wing: The Met’s New Painting Galleries with Joan Macy Kaskell
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is famous for its impressive collection of American art, including four Julian Alden Weir paintings. After more than 10 years and a $100,000,000 investment, that collection has a larger, better designed home. The resulting new American Paintings Galleries in the completely renovated American Wing display virtually all of the Met’s enormous holdings of 17,000 paintings. Joan Macy Kaskell, lecturer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, will discuss problems and solutions to the construction of the galleries and the hanging of the collections, with a look at a selection of the works on view.The Adair Burlingham Memorial Lecture Series was created to commemorate the life of Adair Burlingham, wife of Charles Burlingham, who is president of Weir Farm Art Center and the grandson of Julian Alden Weir, the American Impressionist painter for whom Weir Farm National Historic Site and Weir Farm Art Center are named. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by the Wilton Library. Reception follows. Registration recommended.