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Event Details

February 9, 2023
7:00 pm –8:00 pm


Members: Free
Not-Yet-Members: $20


High Museum of Art
Hill Auditorium

Event Description

Save the date for this special evening with Dr. Sylvia Yount. Yount is the Lawrence A. Fleischman Curator in Charge of the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she is responsible for the administrative and curatorial oversight of the department of historical work by African American, Euro American, Latin American, and Native American artists, from the colonial period to the early twentieth century. Before starting at the Met, she served as chief curator and the Louise B. and J. Harwood Cochrane Curator of American Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Margaret and Terry Stent Curator of American Art and department head at the High Museum of Art. She began her curatorial career at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, America’s oldest art school and museum. She lectures and publishes widely on American art and culture and on issues of curatorial responsibility and museum practices.

This talk is generously supported by the Margaret and Terry Stent Distinguished Lecture Series in American Art Endowment.