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Lecture : The Inclusive Mr. Hearst by Dr. Virginia Raguin, Professor of Art History, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

10/11/2012, LIU Post Campus EventHillwood Art Museum, 12:30 - 1:30 PM

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10/11
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Hillwood Art Museum

The transformation in the 1940s of the The Los Angeles County Museum of Art into a world-class museum of art was due in great part to the collaboration of a major collector, William Randolph Hearst, and a great director, William Valentiner. Hearst’s interest in subject matter, materials, and genres that were rarely a part of collecting habits of the time in the United States enabled the extent and depth of the Los Angeles collection. Hearst valued an amazing range of work, which he saw as aspects of culture produced by and relevant to an entire society. In a totally inclusive view of artistic production, sculpture, furniture, drinking vessels, tableware, armor, stained glass, tapestries, drawings, paintings, metalwork, all fearlessly arrived at the museum through Hearst’s enterprises.

For more information, contact Dr. Catherine Larkin at 516-299-3504, clarkin@liu.edu.

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