Fall Lecture Series

The Boston Schools

Keith N. Morgan, Professor Emeritus, American & European Architecture, Boston University
Wednesday, October 10, 6-8pm
A former national president and fellow of the Society of Architectural Historians, Keith N. Morgan is a professor emeritus of History of Art & Architecture and of American & New England Studies at Boston University. He served as the Director of Preservation Studies, the Director of American and New England Studies, and the Chairman of the Art History Department. His publications include Charles A. Platt, The Artist as Architect (MIT, 1985); Boston Architecture, 1975-1990 with Naomi Miller (Prestel Verlag, 1990); Shaping an American Landscape: The Art and Architecture of Charles A. Platt (Hood Museum of Art, 1995); new introductions for Italian Gardens by Charles A. Platt (Sagapress, 1993) and for Charles Eliot, Landscape Architect (University of Massachusetts Press, 1999); and editor and lead author for Buildings of Massachusetts: Metropolitan Boston, (University of Virginia Press, 2009) and for Community by Design: the Olmsted Office and the Development of Brookline, Massachusetts, 1880-1936 (University of Massachusetts Press, 2013), which was awarded the Ruth Emery Book Prize of the Victorian Society in America.

"The Making of an Artist Jeweler: Frank Gardner Hale"
Meghan Melvin, Jean S. & Frederic A. Sharf Curator of Design, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Tuesday, October 23, 6-8pm
Meghan Melvin became the MFA’s first Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Curator of Design in 2011. A graduate of University College London (B.A. French and Art History) and the University of Glasgow (M.Phil Decorative Arts), Meghan was a specialist in 19th-and-20th-century decorative arts and design at Christie’s King Street, London, prior to joining the Museum’s staff in 2003. At the MFA, Meghan has curated D Is for Design (2014), and co-curated Planes, Trains, Automobiles: Highlights from the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection (2014), and was also host curator for Make Way for Ducklings: The Art of Robert McCloskey (2016), and Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic, currently on view. Upcoming collaborations include the exhibition Boston Made: Arts and Crafts Jewelry and Metalwork (November 2018) and the related publication Arts and Crafts Jewelry in Boston: Frank Gardner Hale and His Circle. Meghan is also currently the Vice President of the Board of Governors of the Nichols House Museum in Beacon.

Thomas R. Dunlay, Fine Artist and Art Historian
Tuesday, November 6, 6-8pm
Thomas R. Dunlay was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1951. His father, who was an amateur painter, introduced him to painting at an early age and later studied more formally for two years at the Massachusetts College of Art. Work there was less than satisfactory since the traditional discipline which he was seeking had all but evaporated from the curriculum. His search for sound training first led him to study with Robert Douglas Hunter in Boston and Provincetown and then to the atelier of R. H. Ives Gammell, Hunter's own teacher. Dunlay studied with Gammell in Boston and in the summers in Williamstown from 1973-1979. Dunlay has won two grants from the E.T. Green Shields Memorial Foundation, Montreal; Popular Prize Gold Medal, Jordan Marsh New England Artists Exhibition, 1975; the Sagendorph Award of Yankee Magazine and two John Singleton Copley Awards from the Cooley Society of Boston. He is a member of the Guild of Boston Artists. He has had one-man shows at the Boston Atheneum, the Guild of Boston Artists, and the St. Botolph Club, Boston. He has also had exhibitions at Cocker Gallery and Hammer Galleries in New York City. His paintings are included in numerous public, corporate, and private collections worldwide. The focus of Mr. Dunlay's work balances between landscape, figure, and still life painting. He resides with his wife and four children outside of Boston, Massachusetts and summers in Nantucket where he can often be seen painting outdoors on the beach or in the quaint village streets.

All lectures to take place at Grogan & Company, 20 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114
RSVP to Taylor See, taylor@groganco.com or 617.720.2020