Event info

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 6:00pm
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 6:00pm
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 6:00pm

$50 for the 3-part series; free for museum members and SMU faculty, staff and students
Advance registration required; call 214.768.8587.


Light, Camera, Landscape: The Rise of International Impressionism

Nancy Cohen Israel, Art Historian and Owner of Art à la Carte

Technological advances in the 19th century made it possible for artists to work en plein air. The advent of train travel and tubed pigments beckoned urban artists to villages such as Barbizon and Fontainbleau. Taking full advantage of natural light, these painters started an artistic revolution. Not only did the Paris school become a magnet attracting artists from across Europe and the United States, but it ultimately sent them back to their home countries, bringing this radical new style with them. This series will trace the rise of Impressionism in France, trace the offshoots of painters in Spain and Italy, and the aftershocks that it sent throughout the West.


For more information call 214.768.8587