The New Britain Museum of American Art is truly a treasure located in Connecticut and I was honored to be invited to speak there on September 12th by the marvelous Director, Douglas Hyland. Here he is with Charlie and me just before my talk began in the entrance of the impressive new wing which is about to be enhanced further by plans for additional new space. There was a lively audience in the handsome auditorium and it was a great treat to have the latest state of the art technology to display my slides, thanks to the arrangements beautifully orchestrated by Heather Whitehouse, Associate Curator of Education. I thought it particularly wonderful that the museum overlooks a public park landscaped by Frederick Law Olmstead.
A book signing followed the talk and here I am pictured with my friend and Connecticut neighbor, Jayne Bentzen, who with her husband, Benedict Silverman, has an impressive art collection as well. Douglas and his wife, Tita, herself a professor of art history, hosted a lovely dinner after the talk in their elegant home just north of the Museum in West Hartford. It was a very special and memorable evening.