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Vol. XI, no. 1

TCU Library Newsletter, Web Edition

April 1999
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Friends Annual Banquet

     "Appreciating Art and Eakins: One Painting as a Turning Point for an artist and a City" will be the subject of a talk by Milan Hughston, at the Annual Banquet on April 30. Milan has been a librarian at the Amon Carter Museum since 1979. He is a frequent speaker at professional conferences on library topics and the Museum's collection. Most recently he served as founding chair of the Cultural District Library Consortium composed of the libraries of the Amon Carter, Kimbell and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. In 1993 Milan published a comprehensive bibliography of Thomas Eakins in Museum publications.

    A native of Clarksville, Texas, he received his Bachelor of Journalism and Master of Library Science degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. He was the recipient of a Rotary International Scholarship and studied at the University of Manchester, England in the post graduate program in art gallery and museum Studies in 1978/79.

    Now safely secured at the Amon Carter Museum, The Swimming Hole serves as a tribute to the zeal of a remarkable woman, Elizabeth Scheiber, and to the Fort Worth community that twice underwrote its purchase. Milan will relate the history of how the painting came to this city in 1925 and how that acquisition contributed to the resurgence of Eakins' reputation.

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