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Harold Ober House in Scarsdale by Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald

November 15, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators lead visitors on a thirty to forty-five minutes exploration of one work of art in the galleries. Through a series of close-looking techniques and questioning, this free experience helps build the visitor’s interpretive skills across the comprehensive-range of art periods and canons represented by the BMA’s collections. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s and they will throw in a free dessert!

Graham C. Boettcher, Ph.D. , Deputy Director and The William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art, will discuss a new acquisition in the American gallery, Harold Ober House in Scarsdale, by Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald. A native of Montgomery, Alabama, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald—wife of author F. Scott Fitzgerald—became one of the defining figures of the Roaring Twenties. She was a skilled artist, particularly in the medium of watercolor, but her work was often overshadowed by her husband’s literary achievements. Join us at this ArtBreak to learn more about Zelda Fitzgerald’s artistic career and the story behind the Harold Ober House.