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MAXWELL ANDERSON

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SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

The Amarillo Museum of Art and the AMoA Alliance invite you to join us for the eleventh annual Ladd Lecture on Thursday, September 27th, 2018. This annual lecture is made possible by the generosity of the late Frank A. Ladd and his wife Peggy. This year, we are thrilled to welcome Maxwell Anderson.  Anderson is an American art historian, author, and non-profit executive, who currently serves as President of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation.

After receiving his PhD from Harvard University, Anderson began his career as an assistant curator of Greek and Roman Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1981. Since 1987, he has directed five institutions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and the Dallas Museum of Art. He currently serves on the boards of the National Committee for the History of Art, the NewCities Foundation, and the National Center for Arts Research, and is Chairman Emeritus of the Global Cultural Districts Network.

7 PM Free Lecture
Concert Hall Theatre, Amarillo College
Sponsored by Mrs. Frank A. Ladd in memory of Mr. Frank A. Ladd

6 PM Cocktail Buffet
Amarillo Museum of Art
$40 per person
Sponsored by AMoA Alliance
Event Chairmen: Julie Mitchell and Caroline Smith

MAXWELL ANDERSON: IS GOOD TASTE TEACHABLE? DEVELOPING A QUALITY INSTINCT
Affluent collectors hire art advisors to prevent mistakes when spending millions. But hobbyists have always developed expertise without paying a tutor, and so can art lovers. In this talk, author and art world veteran Maxwell Anderson will share his techniques when evaluating fine art and design, and how they guided him during an eight-month quest to acquire what would become the world's most expensive work of art, Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi.

Maxwell Anderson is an American art historian, author, and non-profit executive, who currently serves as President of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation.  An internationally renowned leader in several aspects of museum practice, he has lectured and published widely on general issues of museum practice, especially on the ethical collecting of antiquities, institutional transparency, free expression, artists’ rights, and uses of new technologies.  Anderson has been knighted by both the Italian and French Republics. He began his career as an assistant curator of Greek and Roman Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1981. Since 1987, he has directed five institutions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and the Dallas Museum of Art.  Anderson received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He serves on the boards of the National Committee for the History of Art, the NewCities Foundation, and the National Center for Arts Research, and is Chairman Emeritus of the Global Cultural Districts Network.

AMoA Alliance Reception Sponsored by:
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Brister
Ms. Pattilou Dawkins
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Phillips
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Terry Caviness
Mr. and Mrs. Greg Mitchell
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Smith

Mrs. Patricia Allen
Mr. and Mrs. Brent Caviness
Mr. and Mrs. Robbin Dawson
Mrs. William Griffin
Dr. Mitch Jones
Mrs. Jane Juett
Dr. and Mrs. Richard Kibbey
Ms. Christian Ladd
Mr. and Mrs. Rex Lemert
Dr. and Mrs. Russell Long
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Oeschger
Dr. and Mrs. Wayne Paullus
Dr. and Mrs. Phillip Periman
Mr. and Mrs. Barry Peterson
Dr. and Mrs. William T. Price
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Shelton
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Street
Ms. Caroline Ware
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Whitton
Mr. and Mrs. Perry Williams

Lecture: Is Good Taste Teachable? Developing A Quality Instinct
7pm, Concert Hall Theater, Amarillo College
The Ladd Lecture itself is free and open to the public.