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.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.