For the opening of the Kimbell Art Museum’s special exhibition Monet: The Early Years, the museum is presenting a symposium at the museum.
On Saturday, October 15, from 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Pavilion Auditorium, prominent scholars will discuss in depth that period in Monet’s art when he set out in search of a new path for modern painting, creating and evolving his distinctive artistic innovations and his personal ambitions.
The program schedule is as follows:
Welcome and Introductions
Eric M. Lee, director, Kimbell Art Museum
George T. M. Shackelford, deputy director, Kimbell Art Museum
Monet’s Techniques: Painting and Modernity in the 1860s
Anthea Callen, emeritus professor of visual culture, University of Nottingham, UK, and emeritus professor, Australian National University, Canberra
Monet and the Brotherhood of the Atelier Gleyre
Kimberly A. Jones, associate curator of French paintings, National Gallery of Art, Washington
Monet Before Monet
Joachim Pissarro, Bershad Professor of Art History and Director of the Hunter College Galleries, Hunter College, CUNY/City University of New York
No reservations are required. Priority admission is reserved for Kimbell members who present a current membership card at least 30 minutes before the program begins. Overflow seating will be available in the Kahn Auditorium. The exhibition opens Sunday, October 16, at noon.