Contact: Kami Duncan
SMU Meadows School of the Arts
(214) 768-2788

 

August 30, 2001

PERSONS AVAILABLE TO SPEAK ABOUT THE MEADOWS MUSEUM AND BOLD STROKES: ABSTRACT ART FROM THE HASKELL COLLECTION

DALLAS (SMU) -- The following are art scholars and university leaders who are available to speak to reporters regarding the Meadows Museum and the special exhibition BOLD STROKES: Abstract Art from the Haskell Collection.

R. Gerald Turner is president of Southern Methodist University. He is available to discuss the importance of the Meadows Museum for the education of SMU students, scholarly research and community outreach through the museum’s enrichment opportunities for area residents from schoolchildren to adults. He may be reached at his SMU office at 214.768.3300.

Carole Brandt is dean of the Algur H. Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University. She may discuss the importance of the Museum, faculty and staff, the collection and programming, in the lives of all of Dallas and the region. Her SMU office number is 214.768.2880.

Preston Haskell is chairman of the Haskell Company. He can speak about the collection, its meaning to him and to the Haskell Company, and his emphasis on the work of Frank Stella. He can be reached at his Jacksonville, FL office via Beth Stubbs at 904.791.4505.

Kahren Arbitman is guest curator of the exhibition. She can speak about what the exhibition represents and the specifics. She can be reached at 386.424.1662. In addition, Ms. Arbitman has recommended the following museum curators and directors as contacts for additional information on the Haskell Collection:

Dr. John Coffey, Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Art, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC He can be reached at 919.839.6262 ext.2126

Dr. David Moos, Curator of Painting and Prints, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
He can be reached at 205.254.2565 ext.3939

Dr. Maarten van der Guchte, Director, Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Jacksonville, FL
He can be reached at 904.356.6857 ext.215


Additional resources:

 


-30-