On Wednesday, September 15, 2010, members of PASEF and their spouse/partner will have an extraordinary opportunity for a private gallery talk and viewing of the Agnew Clinic and restored Gross Clinic paintings of Thomas Eakins at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. We will receive a special tour led by Kathlenn Foster (Senior Curator of American Art) and Mark Tucker (Senior Conservator of Paintings) who headed the restoration of the Gross Clinic painting. Meet for the tour at 10:30 a.m. at the entrance to the new Perelman Building across the street from the main building. The talk will last about one hour, at which time we will disperse for lunch at the museum restaurants or the nearby Waterworks Cafe.
The cost is $16 per person. Parking at the new Museum Parking Garage is $10 ($8 for Museum members). Please mail your check (made out to Neville Strumpf) to PASEF, College Hall, Box 23, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 19104-6303. The deadline for receipt of a check is September 10, 2010. Space is limited to 40 persons on a first come, first served basis.
Read about the restoration of the Gross Clinic painting in the Philadelphia Inquirer and in the New York Times. A fascinating account of the life of Thomas Eakins by Clyde F. Barker, Professor of Surgery at Penn, is available from the archives of the American Philosophical Society.