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Portrait of Charles Baudelaire in profile

Édouard Manet (French, 1832–1883). Portrait of Charles Baudelaire in profile, not dated. Etching, 4 7/8 x 3 inches (12.4 x 7.6 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Room of Contemporary Art Fund, 1942 (RCA1942:16). 

Understanding Modernist Painting, Lecture 1: Édouard Manet

By Dr. Tina Rivers Ryan, Assistant Curator, Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Thursday, May 28, 2020 ● 12 pm
1 pm

FREE for members
Virtual Event

In this three-part lecture series, Assistant Curator Dr. Tina Rivers Ryan will outline the history of modernist painting—from its emergence in the 1860s to its zenith in the 1940s and 1950s—as shaped by the work of Édouard Manet, Pablo Picasso, and Jackson Pollock. This first lecture in the series will focus on Édouard Manet, whose scandalous paintings of the 1860s were a formative influence on the Impressionists and are typically cited as the inaugurators of modern art. We will explore Manet’s masterpieces, including Olympia, Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe, and A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, in order to understand their radicality and lasting impact on modernist painting.

Registration

This member-exclusive series is free for Albright-Knox members. Register online using the links below. Please register for each of the three lectures individually if you would like to attend the entire series. You will receive an email reminder the day of the lecture with directions for joining the webinar. Please contact membership@albrightknox.org with any questions or for assistance.

Register Online for Lecture 1 (May 28)
Register Online for Lecture 2 (June 4)
Register Online for Lecture 3 (June 11)

About the Series

In this three-part lecture series, Assistant Curator Dr. Tina Rivers Ryan will outline the history of modernist painting—from its emergence in the 1860s to its zenith in the 1940s and 1950s—as shaped by the work of Édouard Manet, Pablo Picasso, and Jackson Pollock. Drawing on her experience teaching art history at institutions such as Columbia University and The Museum of Modern Art, Dr. Ryan will focus closely on the paintings themselves, helping both skeptics and devoted fans see these masterpieces—including ones in the Albright-Knox’s renowned collection—with fresh eyes. Learn More and View Schedule

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