Gallery Talk: Jamie Wyeth’s Portraits of Rudolf Nureyev
by Hazel and William Hough Chief Curator Jennifer Hardin
Dr. Hardin’s impact on the MFA has been profound. During her 19-year tenure, she has organized more than 80 exhibitions, presented innumerable lectures and gallery talks, written catalogue essays, and has played a central role in the development of the collection. She has worked closely with private collectors, creating many friends for the Museum, and was instrumental in arranging the donation of The Ludmila Dandrew and Chitranee Drapkin Collection. That historic acquisition of more than 15,000 photographs has transformed the MFA’s holdings. A specialist in American art, Dr. Hardin curated the Jamie Wyeth exhibition in consultation with the Brandywine. She holds her PhD in art history from Princeton University.