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Photography Courtesy of the Denver Art Museum
Transitions between exhibitions are the topic of this curator’s report for this issue. I’m in London finishing some of the preparations for the opening of Castiglione: Lost Genius on November 1st, 2013 that I spoke about last issue, with audio recordings, meetings with the marketing and education departments of the Royal Collections, and an interview with the producer of a BBC documentary that will be produced on Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione and shown on British television in November. In my free time, I’ve been finishing preliminary checklists for an exhibition on Andrew and Jamie Wyeth, looking at drawings by Poussin at the Royal Library, Windsor Castle; at incredible botanicals on vellum by Rory McEwen at Kew Gardens; watercolors by J.M.W. Turner at the British Museum; espying the architecture of Red House by William Morris in Bexleyheath; and visiting with the director and curator of Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire. A busy period, but not without careful consideration of what narrative strands an exhibition might look like for two artists such as the father and son Wyeths. After all, this past summer, I travelled all over the Carolinas, to parts in Arkansas, Texas, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maine, Washington, D.C., New York City, as well as Vermont and New Hampshire to look at works for possible inclusion. Stay tuned for that story down the road. Thanks for your continuing support and especially to those who attended the fabulous event at Pondbank House this past August.
Timothy J. Standring
FOPAS Board 2013 - 2014