Seminar with Linda Merrill, Stephanie Heydt,
Tracy Gill, and Simeon Lagodich
Stephanie Heydt, the High's Margaret and Terry Stent Curator of American Art; Linda Merrill, Senior Lecturer of Art History at Emory University; and frame historians Tracy Gill and Simeon Lagodich, Gill & Lagodich Fine Period Frames, NYC, examine themes around the High’s recent acquisition A Reading, by the late nineteenth-century painter Thomas Wilmer Dewing. The conversation will focus on the relationship between Dewing and his most important patron, Charles Lang Freer, as well as on his collaborations with the celebrated architect Stanford White, who designed exquisite frames for Dewing’s work, including the one for A Reading.
The seminar will offer special gallery access, followed by lunch. Space is limited; reserve your tickets today! Take advantage of this unparalleled opportunity for a behind-the-scenes look at the High’s American art collection while the Museum is closed to the public. Support for Painters, Patrons, and Architects: Thomas Wilmer Dewing and the Gilded Age is provided by The Sara Giles Moore Foundation. Reserve tickets online or by calling the Box Office at 404-733-5000. For more information, please contact Erin Dowdy at 404-733-4527.