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My Journey With Tony: James K. Ballinger: Canyon to Cornwall
6:30 PM - 11:59 PM The Foster
Date: October 21, 2018 to October 21, 2018
Where: The Foster, 940 Commercial Street, Palo Alto, California, United States, 94303
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Event Type: Arts & Theater
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PLEASE NOTE:  THIS TALK BEGINS AT 7:00 P.M. 2018 Speaker Series: "My Journey With Tony": James K. Ballinger: Canyon to Cornwall Please join us for tea and biscuits and hear about the friendship that began when "a smiling, energetic, and compact Englishman" walked into the Phoenix Art Museum and asked to show his large watercolor painting of the Grand Canyon to the Director. Please note the change of time for this speaker series: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. - Museum closed for event set up 6:30 p.m. - Doors open 7:00 p.m. - Talk begins 8:30 p.m. - Museum closes The My Journey with Tony speaker series features friends and colleagues of Tony Foster who have either accompanied him on his painting journeys or who have been influential in the evolution of The Foster. About James K. Ballinger James K. Ballinger became Director Emeritus upon his retirement in 2015 following a forty year career at Phoenix Art Museum, 33 years as Director.  While at the museum he also served as Curator of Collections, Curator of American Art, and Assistant Director. During his tenure the museum’s programmatic and economic growth was tenfold; and working with Tod Williams Billie Tsien and Associates the facility grew to almost 300,000 square feet as the largest general art museum in the Southwest. Ballinger organized and supervised dozens of significant exhibitions relating to the American West covering the 19th and 20th centuries, many of which were accompanied by exhibition catalogues. In 1989, publisher Harry N. Abrams invited him to publish a monograph, Frederic Remington. He has made presentations on the West across America for over forty years. Over the years, Ballinger served on the Advisory Boards of the Spencer Art Museum at his alma mater, The University of Kansas; the School of Art at Arizona State University; at the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona; and, since its inception, the Foster Art and Wilderness Foundation in Palo Alto. He served in var
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