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Collectors Circle Lecture: Dr. Charles Frederick Stuckey

Frederick Stuckey, who will discuss “Museums and Me,” is the perfect person to lecture at the MFA with its impressive collection of nineteenth-century French art. He curated the pioneering exhibitions, Claude Monet 1840-1926, Morisot, The Art of Paul Gauguin (with Richard Brettell and Françoise Cachin), and Toulouse-Lautrec: Paintings. The Monet retrospective at the Art Institute of Chicago attracted nearly a million visitors and his book, French Painting, is a classic in the field. The French Ministry of Culture awarded him the title, Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters.

Dr. Stuckey’s interests are expansive. He has written about the work of J. M. W. Turner, Marcel Duchamp, Salvador Dalí, Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, and Scott Burton, among many others. He has authored catalogues, as well as essays and reviews for art journals, and even wrote “Playboy’s Warhols” for (what else?) Playboy.

Dr. Stuckey has held positions at some of America’s leading museums. He has been Curator of Modern Painting at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; the Frances and Thomas Dittmer Curator of Twentieth-Century Painting and Sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago; the Patrick and Aimee Butler Curator of Paintings and Sculpture after 1800 at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; and Senior Curator at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth.

For three years, he was a special curatorial consultant for the Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg. He has written widely about surrealism and Dada and was instrumental in transforming the Art Institute’s collection of surrealism into one of the world’s finest.

Early on, he specialized in twentieth-century art as an Assistant Professor of Art History at The John Hopkins University and wanted to publish a biography of Duchamp. He continues as a senior editorial advisory committee member for The Marcel Duchamp Studies Online Journal and is a contributing editor for Art in America. Dr. Stuckey holds his BA magna cum laude from Yale University and his MA and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.

Open to the Public.  Free with Museum admission.

Sponsored by: Northern Trust

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February 21, 2013

6:30–7:30 pm

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