Oct 17, 2011    #177
Contact: Laura Byerley
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Art historian Melissa Hyde presents a Bernardin-Haskell lecture: "Women Artists of the 18th century in France"

Kansas City, Mo. - Art historian Melissa Hyde will present "Women Artists of the 18th Century in France" at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) College of Arts and Sciences' Fine Arts Building, Room 208, 5015 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo. Part of UMKC's Bernardin-Haskell lecture series, this lecture is free and open to the public. For other upcoming events at the UMKC College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Art and Art History, please visit

Hyde is an internationally-renowned art historian. Her studies of the controversial 18th-century painter Francois Boucher are considered the most important work on the artist in a generation. They include "Making Up the Rococo: Francois Boucher and His Critics" and "Rethinking Boucher," co-edited with Mark Ledbury.

An award-winning professor at the University of Florida, Hyde has contributed to "Women, Art and the Politics of Identity in Eighteenth-Century Europe," co-edited with Jennifer Milam and "Anne Vallayer-Coster: Painter to the Court of Marie-Antoinette," co-edited by Eik Kahng and Marianne Roland Michel. Hyde is working on a study titled "Women in French Art: Rococo to Romanticism".

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