Join Curatorial Fellow Jean Stern as he discusses the basics of French Impressionism and its development in the United States. Impressionism developed in France in the late 1860s and early 1870s in reaction to the strict, orthodox standards set by the art establishment which excluded the official participation of younger, more expressive artists. Inspired by the work of Claude Monet (1840-1926), an entire generation of painters revolutionized art in France and throughout the world with their novel approach to color use and subject matter.
By showing numerous images, Mr. Stern will compare Impressionism with the work of academic artists. He will explain, compare, and contrast their origins and approaches to art. He will trace the popularization and spread of Impressionism from a small, at first unpopular movement in France to one of the most beloved art styles in history.
Advance tickets recommended.
Museum members: $7
Holiday Glow (feat. Pacific Vocal Series)
Sip and shop as you step into the holidays with an evening of live music!
Interwoven within the festive evening will be two live musical moments featuring recognizable and beloved holiday classics. Presented in collaboration with Pacific Vocal Series, these moments will feature Laguna Beach local and international mezzo soprano Kayleigh Decker and pianist Cheryl Lin Fielding.
Celebrating Male Bodies in the Works of Paul Wonne …
Join art historian Daniell Cornell for his lecture about the evolution of the work and lives of Theophilus Brown and Paul Wonner. Cornell speaks about these artists’ perspective as Bay Area Figurative artists both prior to and following the development of queer art theory.
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