Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D.
Evenings at 7:00PM
(doors open at 6:15PM for wine and goodies)
$30 per lecture
(MON, JUN 5) THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION, WASHINGTON D.C.
The Phillips Collection was founded by Duncan Phillips in 1921. His superb collection of American art, acquired over half a century, features a wide range of works, from William Merritt Chase, Thomas Eakins, and Winslow Homer, who set the course for modern art in America, to abstract expressionists Willem de Kooning, Richard Diebenkorn, Adolph Gottlieb, and Mark Rothko, whose efforts to create a new visual language following World War II brought a new global significance to American art. Outstanding French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works, such as Renoir’s famous “Luncheon of the Boating Party,” are also featured in the collection. TICKETS
(TUES, JUN 6) THE CLARK INSTITUTE
In 1910, after a distinguished career in the United States Army, Sterling Clark settled in Paris and began collecting works of art. He and his French wife, Francine Clary, created a remarkable collection of paintings, silver, sculpture, porcelain, drawings, and prints. In 1950, the Clarks founded the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute as a permanent home for their collection, and the museum opened to the public in 1955. Today, the Institute is best known for works of French Impressionism, especially the paintings of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, academic paintings by Jean-Léon Gérôme and William Bouguereau, and a fine collection of British and American silver. TICKETS
(WED, JUN 7) THE WALTERS ART MUSEUM, BALTIMORE MD
The Walters is internationally renowned for its collection of art, amassed by William and Henry Walters. The collection presents an overview of world art from pre-dynastic Egypt to 20th-century Europe. The thousands of treasures range from mummies to arms and armor, from old master paintings to Art Nouveau jewelry. Every major trend in French painting during the 19th century is represented, and the museum also has a spectacular collection of illuminated manuscripts and rare books. TICKETS
(THURS, JUN 8) THE HUNTINGTON, SAN MARINO CA
The Huntington Art Collection, San Marino, CA. The Huntington was founded in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington, a successful businessman whose financial empire was built on railroads, utilities, and real estate. He was also a man of vision, with a special interest in books, art, and gardens. During his lifetime, he amassed the core of one of the finest research libraries in the world, established a splendid art collection, and created an array of botanical gardens with plants from around the globe. His art collection includes 18th- and 19th-century British paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts; Renaissance paintings and sculpture; and 18th-century French sculpture, tapestries, porcelain, and furniture. TICKETS