Posted by Sean Flynt on 2009-08-31

Samford's Visual Arts Department will present a lecture by Graham Boettcher, William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art, Wednesday Sept. 9 at 5 p.m. in Bolding Studio, third floor of Bonnie Bolding Swearingen Hall.

Boettcherwill preview the upcoming BMA exhibition Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery.

The exhibition, opening Oct. 4 and closing Jan. 10, will explore U.S. history through hundreds of paintings, photographs, and other artwork from the renowned collection of Yale University Art Gallery, including John Trumbull's famous depiction of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

The Samford lecture is free-of-charge and open to the public.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.