Membership Class for Adults
Monday at the Met—Post-Impressionism
Mondays, September 16–November 18, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (no class October 7 or November 11)
The eight-week Monday at the Met program includes gallery studies, slide lectures, and luncheon discussions in the Members Dining Room. We are pleased to offer Members at the Sustaining ($550) level and above the opportunity to register for this special series.
The English critic Roger Fry, a member of the Bloomsbury group, first coined the term "post-Impressionism" in 1910. He applied it to an exhibition that he curated of late nineteenth-century French painting for the Grafton Galleries in London. The term encompasses the period from approximately 1886 to circa 1905—from the year of the last Impressionist exhibition to the beginnings of Fauvism. Post-Impressionism can be loosely defined as a rejection of the Impressionists' concern for the naturalistic depiction of light and color in favor of an emphasis on more abstract qualities and symbolic content.
- Monet and Abstraction
- Toulouse-Lautrec and the Moulin Rouge
- Cézanne, Zola, and Mont Sainte-Victoire
- Van Gogh and the School of the South
- Van Gogh at Arles and St. Remy
- Gauguin and the South Pacific
- Rousseau and the Jungles of Paris
- Seurat and Pointillism
Lecturer: Elinor Richter, PhD
Elinor Richter earned her PhD, MPhil, and MA from Columbia University. She has taught full-time at Hunter College since 2001 and is also currently on the faculty of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. In 1997, she was the first adjunct professor to receive the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching at Hunter College. As a professor of Renaissance art, she has focused primarily on Italian art of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Her concentration has been Italian sculpture, not only in Florence, the epicenter of the new Humanism, but also at other Tuscan centers such as Siena and Orvieto. Her articles have appeared in artibus et historiae, Source, and the Grove Dictionary of Art. She has written a book entitled La Scultura di Antonio Federighi (Turin: Umberto Allemandi, 2002) and is currently preparing a monographic study on the fortuna critica of Raphael's Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione. She has been a frequent lecturer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art for many years.
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[For Supporting and Sustaining Members]
Fee: $1,600 for the eight-session seminar
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