Curator tells about
Trenton Falls Landscapes

At 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, the 75th Anniversary Curator Lecture Series in the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, 310 Genesee St., Utica, is "Enhancing a Legacy: New Acquisitions in Celebration of the Museum of Art’s 75th Anniversary."

The free, public program in the Museum of Art Auditorium is "A Look Behind the Falls: The Museum’s Newly Acquired Trenton Falls Landscapes by Thomas Hicks" by Paul D. Schweizer, Ph.D., Museum of Art Director and Chief Curator.

"In the mid-1850s the American portraitist and landscape painter, Thomas Hicks (1823-90), painted three remarkable pictures that have not been seen by the public in more than 20 years. This lecture will disclose the fascinating story of how these paintings traveled from the lobby of the famed Trenton Falls Hotel, where they originally hung, to the walls of the Museum of Art," MWPAI officials said.