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VIRTUAL LECTURE: The Day Impressionism Began

August 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

with Kimberly A. Jones, Ph.D, Curator of Nineteenth-Century French Paintings, Department of French Paintings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

$10 (Members 10% discount)

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On April 15, 1874, an exhibition organized by the “Anonymous Society of Painters, Sculptors and Engravers, etc.” opened in Paris at the studio of the photographer Nadar on the Boulevard des Capucines. These artists would soon become known by another name: the impressionists. The true story is not so not straightforward. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the first impressionist exhibition, this lecture invites you to travel back in time to a Paris still recovering from civil war but full of energy and optimism. There you will meet the diverse band of artists who started a revolution in art and learn about the rich artistic landscape in which it flourished.

Impressionism 150: From Paris to Connecticut & Beyond is on view through September 8.

Can’t join us live? Purchase a ticket and a recording will be emailed to you after the program to watch at your convenience.

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Image: Lucien Abrams (1870–1941), The Orchard, 1916. Oil on canvas, 26 1/8 x 32 1/8 in. Florence Griswold Museum; Gift of Mrs. Lucien Abrams
This exhibition has been made possible by generous support from Traditional Fine Arts Organization, CT Humanities, the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, HSB, The David T. Langrock Foundation, The Aeroflex FoundationBarbara & Wayne Harms, Keith & Elaine Knowlton, Richard & Barbara Booth, Bouvier Insurance, Peter & Karen Cummins, Jeb & Dianne Embree, Val Koif & Richard Cersosimo, Virginia & Timothy Milllhiser, Deborah & Roy Moore, Guido & Diane Petra, Luanne Rice, Thomas & Cynthia Sculco, Barbara Smith, The Cooley Gallery, MaryBeth Marx, and Jane Chestnutt & Mallory Rintoul, as well as donors to the Annual Fund. 

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August 15
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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