Sunday, September 30, 2012

150 Years of Contemporary Art Lecture Series—Let’s Get Real

This was the first of a 20+ lecture series presented by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, with Curator of Education, Mariann Smith, held on September 29th at 11:15am.

Gustave Courbet - La Source de la Loue (c. 1864)

"Gustave Courbet’s famous line, “I can’t paint an angel because I’ve never seen one,” expressed a whole new way of thinking about art and the world. The so-called Realist artists rejected past themes such as history, religion, and mythology, and painted what they knew and experienced: Rosa Bonheur, the animal world; Courbet and Jean-François Millet, the life and landscape of the country; Honoré Daumier, political subjects and the plight of the urban poor; and Edouard Manet, the more privileged life of the city." -source

Following this lecture was the first two episodes of Art21:
“Change”, featuring Ai Weiwei, El Anatsui, and Catherine Opie
“Boundaries”, featuring David Altmejd, assume vivid astro focus, Lynda Benglis, and Tabaimo

The next lecture, 150 Years of Contemporary Art Lecture Series: Color, Light, and Life: The Impressionist Revolution, will be on Saturday, October 06 at 11:15 am.

List for the remainder of 2012

[Note: Free for Members (Student membership for a year is $25 and you can go to the Burchfield Penny Art Center) and Free with Gallery Admission for non-members]

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