Dick Button on "The Eye of the Beholder"
May 13 at 2:00 p.m.
Dick Button offers a fascinating lecture on gardening, figure skating, and why we do what we do. Button is, of course, an Olympic figure skating champion, but he is also an avid gardener. Here he considers the two art forms, exploring questions about the things we do, how we do them, and ways we invite others to view and participate. A wonderful event to attend with your mother or loved one to celebrate Mother's Day weekend!
This program complements Fenimore's exhibition The Art of Figure Skating through the Ages: The Dick Button Collection, on view April 1– December 31, 2017.
Richard "Dick" Button is a former American figure skater and a well-known network television skating commentator. He is a two-time Olympic champion (1948 and 1952) and five-time World Champion (1948–1952).
Button’s collection of ice skating art ranges from 17th-century Dutch paintings to 20th-century sculpture. This multidisciplinary collection showcases the full range of media in which ice skating has appeared, and tells the story of the pervasiveness of the sport in everyday life across various cultures and time periods. In addition to fine art, visitors will see costumes, photographs, advertising art, antique skates, and much more.