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Maier Museum Hosts William & Mary Professor

Alan Wallach to speak on the history of American art museums

10/12/2005 2:20:57 PM


LYNCHBURG, VA.–Alan Wallach, Ralph H. Wark Professor of Art and Art History and Professor of American Studies, Collegeof Williamand Mary, will speak on “The History of the AmericanArt Museum” at the Maier Museum of Art, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, on Sunday, October 23, 2005, at 3 P.M.Admission is free to the event and no reservations are required.

A prolific essayist, Wallach writes frequently on the history of American art and the history of museums. He has authored several books on museums, including Exhibiting Contradiction: Essays on the Art Museum in the United States (1998) and Grasping the World: The Idea of the Museum (revised edition 2004). He is a frequent speaker, commentator, and panel chair who has presented papers at ColumbiaUniversity, YaleUniversity, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, among other institutions. A specialist in the art of Thomas Cole and the Hudson RiverSchool, Wallach co-curated the landmark exhibition Thomas Cole: Landscape into History (1994) at the Smithsonian Institution. He is currently studying patronage and vision in American landscape painting, 1800-1860.

The Maier Museumof Art is located at the end of Quinlan Street, in Lynchburg, Virginia, on the campus of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. Convenient parking is available.

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