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Noted Artist Mary Heilmann to Receive Honorary Degree from the University

Posted 02/27/2012
Posted by David Isgur

Abstract painter Mary Heilmann, whose works are included in the permanent collections of museums across the world, including the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Guggenheim Museum, will present a lecture as part of the Hartford Art School’s Auerbach Lecture Series. The program, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Tuesday, March 6, from 2 to 3 p.m. in Wilde Auditorium, which is in the Harry Jack Gray Center at the University of Hartford. Her talk is made possible by The Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund.

In honor of her accomplishments, she will be awarded an honorary doctorate of fine arts from the University of Hartford, just prior to her lecture.

Mary Heilmann was born in San Francisco in 1940 and received a BA from the University of California in Santa Barbara, and an MA from the University of California, Berkeley. Heilmann lives and works in Bridgehampton, New York.

She is represented by 303 Gallery, New York, and Hauser & Wirth London, where her one-person show, Mary Heilmann:  Visions, Waves and Roads, is currently installed until April 5.

Her works are included in the permanent collections of many museums worldwide, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, San Francisco MoMA, and the Guggenheim Museum.

For more information, contact Karen DeGrace, executive assistant to the dean of the Hartford Art School, at 860.768.4392, or