may, 2023

06may11:00 am12:00 pmSaturday Speaker Series | Jay Williams11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Event Details

Join us for our Saturday Speaker Series! This series will dive deeper into some of the artists featured in our Impression and Reality exhibition, running from February 24th through June 11th.
Henry Salem Hubbell was an idealistic painter who devoted his career to figurative paintings and portraits. He has been called an American impressionist, a realist, and a colorist. In this talk, Jay Williams will lead the audience on a journey of discovery to understand and appreciate Hubbell’s works in the collection of the Mennello Museum of American Art. He will touch on the artist’s study in France and explain the differences and similarities between Hubbell’s paintings and those of the other American impressionists of the “Giverny circle.”
Jay Williams is an art historian and museum curator with nearly forty years of experience as a museum professional. He holds a master’s degree in art history from Vermont College and a masters degree in art education from the University of South Florida. Williams most recently served as Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Vero Beach Museum of Art , and previously held curatorial positions at the Morris Museum of Art , McKissick Museum at the University of South Carolina, and Edison State College. He began his museum career as Head of Education at the Ringling Museum of Art.
Major exhibitions curated by Williams include Contemporary Woodblock Prints from Crown Point Press (1991); The Figurative Paintings of Henry Salem Hubbell: An Elegance Rediscovered (1998); Myth, Memory and Imagination (1999); Abbot, Audubon, Catesby, and Wilson: Naturalists in the South (2007), Cuban Art Collection, Reinstallation (2010); Beyond Reality: Hyperrealism and American Culture (2012); Pop Art Revisited: A 21st Century Perspective (2012-13); Embracing Space and Color: Art On and Off the Wall (2015); Environmental Photography (2015); and Out of this World: The Art and Artists of NASA (2016); The Charleston Renaissance: Art, Architecture, Literature, and Music (2019), and Music in the South: Works from the Collection of the Morris Museum of Art (2020).
This event will be held virtually through Zoom. No admission fee is required, but an RSVP must be completed to receive the Zoom link.
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(Saturday) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm