Allbritton Art Institute to Host World’s Leading Authority on Claude Monet

Oct. 31, 2016
Paul Hayes Tucker, Ph.D.Paul Hayes Tucker, Ph.D., courtesy photo

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WACO, Texas (Oct. 31, 2016) — The Allbritton Art Institute will host Paul Hayes Tucker, Ph.D., for this year’s Allbritton Art Lecture.

Tucker, Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Boston, is a specialist in 19th and 20th century art and is considered the world’s leading authority on Claude Monet. He has written and edited 11 books and contributed numerous essays to museum catalogues and historical art publications.

Tucker will speak on the artistic evolution of Claude Monet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in Mabee Theatre in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave.

“The author of numerous books and articles and the contributor to national and international exhibitions and television programs, Dr. Tucker is world-renowned as the leading authority on the Impressionist master Claude Monet,” said Sean DeLouche, Ph.D., lecturer, 19th century art history. “Nearly everyone knows and loves Claude Monet, but few people know much about the artist, his work and his importance to the history of art. This is a tremendous opportunity for Baylor students to learn more about the beloved Impressionist painter from the leading authority.”

The Allbritton Art Institute, a Texas non-profit corporation and affiliate of Baylor University, was established Oct. 31, 1997, by Joe and Barbara Allbritton to promote the appreciation and comprehensive study of the artists and art movements of the 19th and 20th centuries.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating will begin at 5 p.m. and is limited to 250 people. A live broadcast of the lecture will be shown in Room 149 for additional guests and late arrivals. A buffet reception will follow.

For more information, visit the Allbritton Art Institute website.

by Kelsey Dehnel, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


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