Thursday, February 4, 2010

A Valentine for Art Lovers, Free Renoir Lecture at LACMA

"Gabrielle with a Rose" by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

I wanted to pass along the news about a Free art history lecture about the works of Pierre-Auguste Renoir entitled "Late Renoir and the Eternal Feminine".  At 2pm on Sunday, February 14th, Jim Herbert, Professor of Art History and Visual Studies at UC Irvine, will discuss how Renoir devoted the latter years of his career to creating paintings, drawings, and sculpture that were both traditional and modern. This lecture is Free and no reservations are required. The lecture will be held in the Bing Theatre at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art located at 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90036. 

Also opening on February 14th is the LACMA exhibition of Renoir's works called "Renoir in the 20th Century".  This exhibition focuses on the last three decades of Renoir’s career.  This is the first time an exhibit of Renoir's work solely examines the latter period of his life, during which he abandoned impressionism and concentrated more on the classical style.  This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Réunion des Musées Nationaux, and the Musée d’Orsay in collaboration with the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  The "Renoir in the 20th Century" exhibition will run through May 9, 2010.

A special valentine for Art Lovers. 

More information here.

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