Lecture: Vive la France! The Parisian Art World and the Great War

Lecture: Vive la France! The Parisian Art World and the Great War

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Ken Silver, Professor of Art History at New York University and Adjunct Curator of Art at the Bruce Museum, will speak about art during the World War I era, on April 12, 6-8 pm at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich.

The First World War (1914-18) not only had wide-ranging reverberations on European and American society -- from the Russian Revolution and the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian empire to women winning the right to vote in the United States -- the war also had tremendous impact on the arts. This talk will focus on the art of Pablo Picasso and a few other key members of the Parisian art scene, demonstrating how wartime values brought about momentous change in the aesthetics of the avant-garde.

This evening lecture is held in conjunction with the Museum's exhibition, Patriotic Persuasion: American Posters of the First World War, which features a selection of works from the “Great War” donated to the museum by Beverly and John W. Watling III. The exhibition, which will be on view through June 10, 2018, commemorates the centennial of the entry of the United States into that epochal conflict.

Adjunct Curator of Art at the Bruce Museum, Dr. Silver is the author of Esprit de Corps: The Art of the Parisian Avant-Garde and the First World War, 1914-1925 (Princeton University Press), winner of the Charles Rufus Morey Award of the College Art Association and the Prix du Livre of Beaux-Arts magazine for its French translation (Editions Flammarion).

Advance registration required as seating is limited: brucemuseum.org/site/events. Reception at 6 pm; talk 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Free for museum members and students (with valid ID); non-members $15. Be sure to sign in to receive your member discount.

Tags: Special Interest, Parisian Art World




Event Details

Date: April 12, 2018
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Dr
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830

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Bruce Museum
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