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Visiting Golding Art Historian Melissa Hyde Lecture

Event Type: Lecture
Facility: Fine Arts Hall (FAH)
Presented By: School of Art & Art History
Melissa Hyde, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Florida, will give a lecture titled: "Wedded to Her Profession? Representing the Wife of Alexander Roslin." 

This lecture sponsored by the Stuart S. Golding Endowment in Modern and Contemporary Art.

Melissa Hyde is currently Director of Graduate Studies and Head of Art History at the University of Florida. She did her graduate work in the History of Art at University of California, Berkeley. Her field 
of specialization is eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European art, with an emphasis on cultural history, gender studies, feminist theory and the history of art criticism. She teaches courses on 
European art (especially French); and on gender and the visual arts. Hyde has taught in UF's study abroad programs in Paris and Florence. She has been the recipient of the College of Fine Arts 
Teacher of the Year Award, and was named the College of Fine Arts International Educator of the Year in 2005 and 2011. She was awarded a UF Research Foundation Professorship for 2008-11. 

Hyde is the author of numerous publications that focus on gender and visual culture in eighteenth-
century France. Her books include Making Up the Rococo: François Boucher and his Critics (2006), and co-edited volumes: Women, Art and the Politics of Identity in Eighteenth-Century Europe (2003), 
and Rethinking Boucher (2006), to which she was a contributing editor. Her most recent co-edited volume entitled Plumes et pinceaux de Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun à Johanna von Haza. L'art français 
vue par les Européenes 1750-1850  was published in 2012. 

Hyde is currently co-authoring a book with Mary D. Sheriff, Women in French Art. Rococo to 
Romanticism 1750-1830.  The proposal for this book won the inaugural Mellor Prize,  an award bestowed by the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA). She was a consulting curator for 
an exhibition on 18th- and 19th-century women artists entitled Royalists to Romantics, which opens at the NMWA  in February 2012, and has written catalogue essays for this and several other 
exhibitions, including Anne Vallayer-Coster. Painter to the Court of Marie-Antoinette  (2002) Alexander Roslin (2007), and Rococo: The Continuing Curve (2008).

Hyde lectures widely in Europe and the US, and has held post-doctoral fellowships from the American Association of University Women and  the Getty Research Institute. More recently, she has been a 
fellow at the Clark Art Institute and at the Institut national de l’histoire d’art, Paris.
Date: 10/24/2012
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Location: Arts Lecture-Rm. 101
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
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