October 3, 2006 - American Federation for the Arts (AFA) - Curator Gary Tinterow to speak at AFA ArtTalks on Oct 24, 2006
October 3, 2006

Curator Gary Tinterow to speak at AFA ArtTalks on Oct 24, 2006

Photo: Gay Reboli/The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Gary Tinterow
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
6:30 p.m.

American Federation of Arts (AFA)
Fall 2006 AFA ArtTalks Lecture Series

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The American Federation of Arts is pleased to announce that the distinguished curator Gary Tinterow, Engelhard Curator in Charge of the Department of Nineteenth-Century, Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will be the featured speaker for the first of this seasons ArtTalks. Mr. Tinterow will speak about the history of the Metropolitans involvement with contemporary artits strengths and weaknessesas well as the creation of the Department of Nineteenth-Century, Modern and Contemporary Art.

The event will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2006, 6:30 p.m. in the Sculpture Court of the National Arts Club, located at 15 Gramercy Park South (20th Street) between Park Avenue and Irving Place, New York. Following the talk, audience members are invited to participate in a question-and-answer session and then to join Mr. Tinterow for a reception.
Seating is limited and reservations are required. For fees and reservations, please call 212.988.7700 ext. 10 or send an email to arttalks@afaweb.org. Attire is business casual.

While at the Metropolitan Museum, Mr. Tinterow has organized many acclaimed exhibitions that have traveled to major museums around the world, among them, some of the best-attended shows ever mounted at the institution, including Splendid Legacy: The Havemeyer Collection (1993); Origins of Impressionism (1994); The Private Collection of Edgar Degas (1997); Portraits by Ingres: Image of an Epoch (1999); Manet/Velázquez: The French Taste for Spanish Painting (2002); A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University (2003); Matisse: The Fabric of Dreams, His Art and His Textiles (2005); Santiago Calatrava: Sculpture into Architecture (2005); Kara Walker at the Met: After the Deluge (2006); Cai Guo-Qiang: Transparent Monument (2006); Girodet: Romantic Rebel (2006); and most recently Cézanne to Picasso: Ambroise Vollard, Patron of the Avant-Garde (2006). Mr. Tinterow conceived and executed the reorganization of the highly acclaimed Nineteenth-Century European Paintings Galleries and was responsible for the expansion of the galleries for nineteenth- and early twentieth-century painting. He has also worked to acquire many significant paintings for the Metropolitans collections.

A graduate of Brandeis University, Mr. Tinterow received his graduate degree from Harvard University. Prior to receiving a Theodore Rousseau Fellowship, which began his career at the Metropolitan in 1983, he worked at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis (where he later served as acting curator), the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard, and the Tate Gallery, London, where he was a guest curator.

Author of numerous scholarly articles and exhibition catalogues, Mr. Tinterow has taught at Harvard University, the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, and Hunter College, and has lectured at museums around the world. He is the recipient of many professional awards and distinguished citations. In 2000, he was made Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor, and in 2003 he was promoted to Officer of the French Order of Arts and Letters.

ArtTalks is presented by Target.

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