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Art Collector Jim Dyke to Visit COA

Posted Aug. 13, 2013, at 5:26 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2013, at 1:48 p.m.
Degas Les repasseuses courtesy of the Dyke Collection and National Gallery of Art
Degas Les repasseuses courtesy of the Dyke Collection and National Gallery of Art

BAR HARBOR, ME— On Tuesday, August 20, College of the Atlantic’s Coffee & Conversation series continues with Jim Dyke and Catherine Clinger, PhD, Allan Stone Chair of the Visual Arts. The two will discuss Dyke’s collection of 100 drawings and watercolors by French artists such as Degas, Monet, and Cezanne. The talk will be held at Deering Common Community Center on the COA campus at 9 am and is free and open to the public.

Dyke has been called “one of the most astute American collectors of 19th- and 20th-century French works on paper”. His collection has recently been exhibited at Musée des Impressionnismes in Giverny, France and the National Gallery in Washington, DC. He recently donated many of these works to the permanent collection of the National Gallery. Dyke is the Chairman of the Board at Dyke Industries, Inc, in Little Rock, Arkansas and has a summer home in Northeast Harbor.

“I am looking forward to talking with a world-class collector,” said Clinger. “Jim Dyke has a fine eye and a unique sensibility for the ephemeral quality of particular works on paper; from more familiar artists such as Degas to masters only known to those who look to find hidden treasures.”

Clinger is an art historian, writer and faculty member at College of the Atlantic. She received a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of London focusing on European and American Art from the eighteenth through twentieth centuries. She is a practicing printmaker and painter and is a Master Printer of Intaglio.

College of the Atlantic was founded in 1969 on the premise that education should go beyond understanding the world as it is, to enabling students to actively shape its future. A leader in experiential education and environmental stewardship, COA has pioneered a distinctive interdisciplinary approach to learning—human ecology—that develops the kinds of creative thinkers and doers needed by all sectors of society in addressing the compelling and growing needs of our world. For more, visit www.coa.edu.

For more information on the weekly conversations, which are free, contact Kim Childs, kchilds@coa.edu or 207-801-5625.

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TALK: Tuesday, August 20 at 9 a.m. Art collector Jim Dyke and Catherine Clinger, PhD, Allan Stone Chair in the Visual Arts, will talk about Dyke’s collection of works on paper by artists such as Matisse and Bonnard. College of the Atlantic’s Deering Common Community Center, 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME. kchilds@coa.edu or 207- 801-5625. www.coa.edu.

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