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American Sculpture And Decorative Arts Expert Gives The University Of Virginia Art Museum’s Gladys S. Blizzard Lecture On Sept. 16

September 6, 2005 --

WHO:       Douglas Lewis, emeritus curator of sculpture and decorative arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

WHAT:       Gladys S. Blizzard Lecture — “Models of Perfect Elegance

This annual lecture, named in honor of one of the founders of the museum’s education program and author of the children’s book series “Come Look With Me,” honors a distinguished individual in the visual arts field.

WHEN:         Friday, Sept. 16, 5 p.m.

WHERE:       Campbell Hall, Room 153

In conjunction with the University of Virginia Art Museum exhibit “A Jefferson Ideal: Selections from the Dr. and Mrs. Henry C. Landon III Collection of American Fine and Decorative Arts,” Douglas Lewis, emeritus curator of sculpture and decorative arts at the National Gallery of Art, will give the Gladys S. Blizzard Lecture on Friday, Sept. 16, 5 p.m., in Campbell Hall, Room 153. Lewis’s talk “Models of Perfect Elegance will place the Landon collection, which focuses on American paintings and decorative arts from the late 17th through the 19th centuries, in its historical perspective.

The museum is open to the public free of charge Tuesday through Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For details about the talk, exhibit or information about the museum, call (434) 924-3592, or visit the museum’s Web site:http://www.virginia.edu/artmuseum.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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