American Stage Learn Lecture Series @the MFA
with Hazel and William Hough Chief Curator Jennifer Hardin and Dedee Aleccia of American Stage Theatre Company
LEARN events are $7 for American Stage subscribers and MFA members, $10 for the general public. Reserve tickets by calling 727.823.7529.
Dr. Jennifer Hardin and Professor Emerita Dedee Aleccia, a member of the American Stage Education Department, will offer insights into Jamie Wyeth’s Portraits of Rudolf Nureyev: Images of the Dancer from the Brandywine River Museum of Art and David Rush’s play Nureyev’s Eyes. Inspired by the collaboration between these gifted artists, the play is having its Florida premiere at American Stage.
A specialist in American art, Dr. Hardin curated the Jamie Wyeth exhibition in close consultation with the Brandywine. During her 19-year tenure at the MFA, she has organized more than 80 exhibitions, presented numerous lectures and gallery talks, written catalogue essays, and has played a central role in the development of the collection. She holds her PhD in art history from Princeton University.
Ms. Aleccia received her BA in English from Rosary Hill College and her MA in English and another in art history from the State University of New York, Binghamton. She has served on the faculty at Broome Community College and Montgomery College and has been an adjunct professor at SUNY Binghamton, the University of Baltimore, and Eckerd College. She has taught English and world literature, modern drama, and art history courses and has been a Smithsonian Fellow.