Morrison H. Heckscher: New at the Met's American Wing
Thursday Feb 28 04:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
About the Lecture:
Honolulu art lovers have a rare chance to hear Morrison H. Heckscher, the Lawrence A. Fleischman Chairman of the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, speak about what's new at the Met's American Wing, which has undergone a four-year renovation.
The lecture will be followed by light refreshments with Mr. Heckscher, 5-6pm
Hear Mr. Heckscher talk about the Metropolitan Museum of Art's new American Wing Gallery.
About Morrison H. Heckscher:
Morrison H. Heckscher has been the Lawrence A. Fleischman Chairman of the American Wing since 2001. He joined the department in 1969 and was made the Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Curator, Department of American Decorative Arts in 1998. He received his BA from Wesleyan University, his MA from the University of Delaware (The Winterthur Program in Early American Culture), and his Ph.D. from Columbia University.
Mr. Heckscher has served on the boards of the Society of Architectural Historians, the American Friends of the Attingham Summer School, and Scenic Hudson. Currently he is a trustee of the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.
His particular interests are 18th-century American furniture and 19th- and 20th-century American architecture. He has mounted exhibitions with accompanying catalogues about the American Rococo, 1750-1775 (co-authored with Leslie Greene Bowman) in 1985; John Townsend, Newport Cabinetmaker in 20005; The Metropolitan Museum of Art: An Architectural History, 1870-1995 in 1995; and Creating Central Park in 2008.
For the past decade Mr. Heckscher has worked with architect Kevin Roche and Museum colleagues to rethink and renovate the American Wing building. The opening of the new paintings and sculpture galleries in January 2012 signaled the completion of that project.
Read the New York Times review on the renovation.