Lecture: The French Connection; Presented by Carol Forman Tabler
and Fred Baker
02/15/2013, LIU Post Campus Event Feb15Library Reference Commons, 8:00 - 10:00 PM
Joint organizers Carol Forman Tabler and Fred Baker will discuss the exhibition The French Connection, currently on view at Hillwood Art Museum on the Post campus.
This exhibition of nineteenth-century art, which encourages the discovery of cross-cultural relationships, features French works from the Tabler Collection and American works from the Baker/Pisano Collection. It bears witness to the artistic brilliance of these artists, who, whether French or American, lived or sojourned in Paris, the capital of the art world, where they measured themselves against the highest standards of excellence. The Americans, who came to study in Paris, were shaped not only by the traditional training they received but also by the free spirit of innovation permeating the atmosphere of the art world at that time. The variety of mediums displayed in the exhibition demonstrates the high quality and significance of prints and drawings as art forms in their own rights, on a par with oil painting.
Programs are free and open to the public. Programs begin at 8 p.m. in the Library Lobby. No reservations required. Social hour and dinner before programs begin at 6 p.m. in the Hutchins Gallery. Reservations are required. $42.
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