Mittelman Lecture Series

“Fauns, Goddesses, and Patriots: Frederick William MacMonnies and Small Bronze Sculpture in America, 1890–1930”

Thayer Tolles, The Marica F. Vilcek Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Friday, November 13, 2015
5:30 pm

Free and open to the public

Thayer Tolles is The Marica F. Vilcek Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she has worked since 1989. She has published and lectured extensively on American sculpture, and has served as editor and the co-author of a two-volume catalogue of the Metropolitan’s historic American sculpture collection. Dr. Tolles curated Augustus Saint-Gaudens in The Metropolitan Museum of Art and co-curated The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925. Both exhibitions were accompanied by publications. She also participated in the extensive renovations to the Metropolitan’s American Wing between 2001 and 2012.

Dr. Tolles graduated from Williams College with majors in history and art history, received her master’s degree from the University of Delaware and her Ph.D. from City University of New York.

This lecture is made possible with a generous gift from Gene and Georgia Mittelman.

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