35th Annual Ruth K. Shartle Symposium Friday and Saturday Afternoon Lecture Series: The Impressionists: An Enduring Legacy


In celebration of the Impressionist and Post Impressionist Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art exhibition, the 35th Ruth K. Shartle Symposium expands the traditional two-day symposium into a series of Friday and Saturday afternoon lectures where some of the most distinguished scholars will discuss the rise of impressionism and the contributions of key artists to the history of modernism.

Friday and Sat, Jan 14 and 15
Paris: Muse, Anti-muse
Presented by Dr. Mary G. Morton, Curator and Head of Department, French Paintings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Friday and Sat, Jan 21 and 22
The Impressionists´ Enterprise: Marketing Modernism
Presented by Dr. Gloria Groom, David and Mary Winton Green Curator, Nineteenth Century European Painting and Sculpture, The Art Institute of Chicago

Friday and Sat, Jan 28 and 29
Manet´s Figures of Modernity
Presented by Dr. Nancy Locke, Associate Professor of Art History, Pennsylvania State University

Friday and Sat, Feb 4 and 5
War, Siege, and The Commune: The Crisis in France, 1870—1871
Presented by David E. Brauer, Senior Lecturer, Glassell School of Art, MFAH

Friday and Sat, Feb 11 and 12
Camille Pissarro: Artist, Mentor, Friend
Presented by Dr. Helga K. Aurisch, Curator of European Art, MFAH

Friday and Sat, Feb 18 and 19
Treasures of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Art from the National Gallery, Washington, DC
Presented by Dr. Kimberly A. Jones, Associate Curator, Department of French Paintings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Friday and Sat, Feb 25 and 26
The Face in the Mirror: van Gogh´s Self-Portraits
Presented by Dr. George T. M. Shackelford, Chair, Art of Europe and Arthur K. Solomon Curator of Modern Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Friday and Sat, March 4 and 5
Monet: Series, Pairs, Trios, and Decoration
Presented by Dr. Richard Brettell, Margaret McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art & Aesthetics, The University of Texas at Dallas

Friday and Sat, March 11 and 12
Painting Quickly, Painting Big: Renoir´s Dancer in Context
Presented by Dr. Colin B. Bailey, Associate Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, The Frick Collection, New York

Friday and Sat, March 18 and 19
Arcadia: 1900
Presented by Dr. Joseph J. Rishel, Samuel H. Kress Professor, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC  



MFAH Brown Auditorium Theater
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005


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