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Designing the Stage with Katherine Pill – Friends of Decorative Arts Lecture Series

The MFA’s Curator of Contemporary Art Katherine Pill will explore works in the Art of the Stage: Picasso to Hockneythe Museum’s special exhibition of paintings, costumes, prints, and drawings of design for ballet and opera. Highlights include splendid designs and stage sets for the fabeled Ballets Russes. Drawn from the collection of Robert Tobin at the McNay Museum of Art, this talk celebrates his belief that “designs come to life only when they are used.”

Cost: $10, plus MFA admission; $10 for MFA members; and free for MFA Friends of Decorative Arts members.

  • Coffee and cookies will be catered by Olympia. Doors for the lecture do not open until 1:45 pm. Early attendees are invited to view the gallery.
  • There will be five Friends of Decorative Arts lectures this year, from November – April (but excluding January), taking place the second Tuesday of the months.


Interested in joining Friends of Decorative Arts? Learn about our Support Groups here.


Image Credit: Natalia Goncharova, (Russian, 1881-1962), Scene Design for Act 1 of Le Coq d’Or (detail), 1913, gouache and graphite on paper, Gift of Robert L.B. Tobin

Event Details

February 11

2–3 pm

Event Categories

Museum of Fine Arts – Bayview Room

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