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Opening Lecture and Fête Delacroix!

February 21, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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In his first lecture as the Museum’s new Curator of European Art, Dr. Robert Schindler will introduce Eugène Delacroix, one of the great artistic forces of 19th-century France. Sometimes called the last of the great Renaissance artists, Delacroix looked back to such master painters as Michelangelo and Rubens, while, at the same time, he was a decisive influence on eminent Modern artists like Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. It is fair to say that without Delacroix the history of art, as we know it, would not be the same. Robert Schindler’s lecture, Eugène Delacroix: The Last of the Great Artists of the Renaissance and the First Modern, will illuminate the artist’s colorful life and work, and explain his extraordinary importance for the history of art.

Following the lecture, celebrate the arrival of Delacroix! Museum members are invited to enjoy an evening with Delacroix and the Matter of Finish before the exhibition opens to the public. Guests are invited upstairs for a celebration that features live music, French food, and a first-look at artwork that inspired the likes of Monet, Picasso, and Degas.


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