Art Expert to Lead Discussion on Private Collecting

Apr. 11, 2011

As part of a new series of community-centered events, the UT Dallas Development Board is hosting a presentation titled, “The Art of Private Collecting – The Texas Experience,” with Dr. Richard Brettell, Margaret M. McDermott Distinguished Chair in Art and Aesthetic Studies at UT Dallas.

Brettell will share insights from his book From the Private Collections of Texas: European Art, Ancient to Modern from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Thursday, April 14 at the Dallas Museum of Art Horchow Auditorium. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

Brettell founded the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Museums at UT Dallas in 1998. A Professor of Aesthetic Studies at UT Dallas, Brettell’s expertise encompasses impressionism and French painting from 1830 to 1930. He earned his undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees from Yale University, and his museum experience includes serving as the Eugene McDermott Director at the Dallas Museum of Art and Searle Curator of European Painting at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Brettell is the founding director and a board member of the French Regional and American Museum Exchange (FRAME), which promotes the exchange of art and information between museums in France and the United States.

The presentation is sponsored by Christie’s.

Those interested in attending Brettell’s presentation may register at utdallas.edu/db. For more information, please contact Deborah Day at 972-883-6504.


Media Contact: Katherine Morales, 972-883-4321, kmorales@utdallas.edu
or the Office of Media Relations, 972-883-2155, newscenter@utdallas.edu
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Richard Brettell

Dr. Richard Brettell holds the Margaret M. McDermott Distinguished Chair in Art and Aesthetic Studies at UT Dallas.

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