Hill-Stead is pleased to welcome Professor Paul Hayes Tucker, Curator of Monet's Garden at The New York Botanical Garden, on Friday, September 7 at 7 pm to speak on “Claude Monet – Seeking Significance in the Giverny Gardens.” Professor Tucker, hailed byTime Magazine as one of America's foremost authorities on Claude Monet and Impressionism, will offer a fascinating look at Claude Monet, his garden and his art, drawing connections between Hill-Stead Museum's collection and the exhibition of Monet's Garden at The New York Botanical Garden. The lecture complements a public trip Hill-Stead Museum is hosting Saturday, September 8 to see Monet’s Garden in New York (seehillstead.org for details). A reception will follow the lecture. Admittance is $15 for members, $20 for members-to-be. Proceeds benefit Hill-Stead Museum, its education and community programs.
Professor Tucker has taught art history at the University of Massachusetts Boston since 1978. He earned his B.A. from Williams College and his Ph.D from Yale University. He has been honored with many awards and grants, including the Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Scholarship (UMass Boston); the Yale Press Governor’s Award for the best book published by an author under 40; and grants from the American Council of Learned Societies and the Florence Gould Arts Foundation.
In addition to his many publications, including eleven books, Professor Tucker has served as guest curator for more than half a dozen major exhibitions, including Claude Monet. Late Work (Gagosian Gallery, New York, 2010); Double Take. From Monet to Lichtenstein. Selections from the Paul G. Allen Collection (Experience Music Project, Seattle, 2005); Renoir. From Outsider to Old Master. 1870-1892 (Bridgestone Museum & Nagoya City Art Museum, 2001); The Impressionists at Argenteuil (National Gallery, Washington and the Wadsworth Atheneum, 2000); Monet in the 20th Century (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Royal Academy of Arts London, 1998-99); Monet. A Retrospective (Bridgestone Museum, Nagoya City Art Museum, and Hiroshima Museum, 1994-95); and Monet in the ‘90s. The Series Paintings (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Art Institute of Chicago, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, London, 1990).
Professor Tucker has appeared on numerous television shows, including the Charlie Rose Show, Good Morning America, The McNeil-Lehrer News Hour, BBC Arts, and Arts and Entertainment.