Sunday, January 15, 2012

NBMAA Week: Douglas Hyland

Douglas Hyland is the director of the New Britain Museum of American Art, a jewel of a museum.  I am going to show a week's worth of photographs from the museum.

Hyland was in a gallery when I visited recently, and he agreed to be photographed.  I asked him which painting he wanted behind him.  He picked "Portrait of Madame T."  I showed and explained it last year, too.  This painting was on a long-term loan to NBMAA.  Five months ago the museum bought it.

23 comments:

Dianne said...

A wonderful opportunity Jack - none-other than the Director posing in front of this superb piece of art......Mr Paparazzi !!

cieldequimper said...

You are becoming quite the celeb, Jack! :-) I'm looking forward to the coming week.

Lowell said...

That was nice of him to pose...which bodes well for the future of the museum. I shall also look forward to seeing more of what this "jewel" has to offer.

Malyss said...

I'm impatient to see the treasures you've found there!

Kate said...

I vividly recall the portrait because of your May post of Madame T. I also had just finished the book, Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X, about the Sargent portrait that was an inspiration for this particular portrait. Hard to imagine that a painting with a plunging neckline (the Madame X painting) could ruin someone's reputation! The Director will be very successful because of his people skills!

Gunn said...

Has he got a Swedish surname?
Anyway, he has a good taste!:)

Leif Hagen said...

That's a royal photo of him in the museum in front of a beautiful painting! Cool PINK shirt, Douglas!

CTBruce said...

Another great location portrait, Jack. You can really tell how at easy he was working with you.

Luis Gomez said...

Great portrait Jack! Well done.

Sylvia K said...

Great capture as always, Jack, and I'm looking forward to more on the museum! He did pick a great portrait to be photographed with!! Enjoy your day!

Sylvia

Birdman said...

How 'bout that STAMPEDE last night? Frick that QB with a horse on his helmet.

NOW will everybody just SHUTUP please!? Take a guess who is the best QB playin' today?

Sharon said...

I think he has a job he just loves! I'm looking forward to seeing more here.

jennyfreckles said...

You're getting very brave at asking for portraits. Well done. This is lovely and good to see him in his natural habitat, so to speak.

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

That's a nice portrait, Jack... I'll be waiting to see your week's worth of shots/posts!

RedPat said...

He looks like a man happy with his job!

Steffe said...

He knew you were coming, that's why he is all dressed up.

Clueless in Boston said...

Very nice portrait. Bravo.

Michelle a.k.a. Farmchick said...

He looks very happy to pose.

Randy said...

Nice portrait. I'm looking forward to the weeks worth of museum shots.

Regina K said...

An excellent photograph of Douglas. Was this an event the museum put on for it's members? I know the Nelson-Atkins has special events for it's members and are quite enjoyable to attend. Mr Hyland looks extremely happy.

Halcyon said...

Looks like an agreeable fellow! Glad you got a shot of him. I'm really looking forward to this trip through the art museum.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Great portrait Jack, this is a man who looks like he loves his job!

Karl said...

Wonderful portrait, Jack, the painting behind is perfect to give prominence to the Director.