Surrealist Painter & Country Gentleman at Mattatuck Museum Jan. 8

The Mattatuck Museum located in downtown Waterbury on 144 West Main Street is hosting a special lecture on January 8 at 6 p.m. featuring Dr. Charles F. Stuckey. This gallery talk has been planned in conjunction with the current exhibition, Yves Tanguy: Surrealist Painter/Country Gentlemen. The lecture is free with museum admission.

Photo of Yves Tanguy and his artist friends (Back: Yves Tanguy, Kay Sage, Maria Martins and Frederick Kiesler, Front: Marcel Duchamp and Enrico Donati). Photo courtesy of Andre Cariou.

Photo of Yves Tanguy and his artist friends (Back: Yves Tanguy, Kay Sage, Maria Martins and Frederick Kiesler, Front: Marcel Duchamp and Enrico Donati). Photo courtesy of Andre Cariou.

Dr. Stuckey is the Head of Research for the Yves Tanguy catalogue raisonné for the Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Foundation in New York. Dr. Stuckey has held positions with the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, where he was a Senior Curator, with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts as the Patrick and Aimee Butler Curator of Paintings and Sculpture after 1800, with the National Gallery of Art where he served as the Curator of Modern Painting, and has served as the Frances and Thomas Dittmer Curator of Twentieth-Century Painting and Sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Dr. Stuckey has co-curated exhibitions including The Art of Paul Gauguin, Claude Monet, 1840-1926, and Toulouse-Lautrec: Paintings. Dr. Stuckey specializes in twentieth-century art and has taught art history at Johns Hopkins University, New York University, and the University of Pennsylvania. He was a special curatorial consultant for the Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. The French Ministry of Culture awarded him the title “Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters”. Dr. Stuckey holds his BA magna cum laude from Yale University and his MA and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

For more information on all of the museum’s programs, events, and exhibits visit the website at www.mattatuckmuseum.org or call (203) 753-0381. For more area information www.litchfieldhills.com.

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