Alumni and friends of UMass Boston gathered on June 27 at the New York Botanical Gardens in Bronx, New York, thanks to the generosity of the Jane Lawton Trust and its donor advisor, J. Frederick Bush. The group visited "Monet's Garden," an exhibition curated by UMass Boston Distinguished Professor of Art Paul Hayes Tucker.
This stunning tribute to French Impressionist Claude Monet showcases a seasonally-changing interpretation of the garden that inspired his art. In addition, two rarely seen paintings by the artist—one of which has never been shown in the United States—will be on exhibition, and films, concerts, poetry readings, and hands-on art for kids will provide rich insight into the life and work of this renowned master.
Following a tour and a private lecture by Tucker on the two featured paintings in the collection, guests enjoyed tea at the Stone Mill area of the Botanical Gardens, which overlooks the Bronx River.
During this portion of the event they learned about recent developments of Arts on the Point, the university's outdoor sculpture collection. A portion of the recent gift from the Jane Lawton Trust will support the maintenance and acquisition of artworks. The latest addition to Arts on the Point is Sunflowers for Vincent, a sculpture created by Mark di Suvero. UMass Boston plans to add several new pieces to the collection as part of its campus master plan and is seeking funding for this purpose.
To learn how you can get involved with Arts on the Point, contact Vanessa DiCarlo at 617.287.5328.