Gallery Associates Sunday Art Lecture Series 2022
Modern Art in the Making (Virtual Event)
“It’s not over till it’s over” as the saying goes. Impressionism (ca. 1860-1886) and Post-Impressionism (ca. 1886-1920) are once again making headlines in the art world with exciting new exhibits and scholarship. The Gallery Associates’ 2022 Sunday Art Lecture Series contributes to new ways of thinking about how this art movement began to reflect and frame modernity with its four illustrated talks exploring the theme “Cosmopolitan Impressionisms: Modern Art in the Making.” When the term Impressionism comes to mind, we think “French.” But this movement, which ushered in modern art, was more cosmopolitan than that. Through exhibitions, ethnographic museums, private collections, and the presence of foreign students, aspiring artists, and diaspora communities, influences from other cultures such as those of Japan, Africa, Oceania, and the Americas contributed to the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist movements in France and elsewhere. The 2022 Associates Sunday Art Lecture Series explores such cosmopolitan connections, cultural shifts and reconfigurations that contributed dynamically to the making of a richly diverse modern art, including new worldviews that came to mediate the local and the global.
$30 General Admission; $25 Gallery Members and Students
SERIES OF 4 LECTURES: $90 General Admission; $75 Gallery Members and Students (buy series tickets by March 4).
March 6, 2-4pm PST Impressionists and Japonisme: Early International Influences. By Dr. Melissa Berry, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Art History and Visual Studies, University of Victoria.
March 13, 2-4pm PDT Breaking Boundaries: Canadian Women Impressionists Abroad and at Home. By Katerina Atanassova, Senior Curator, Canadian Collections, National Gallery of Canada.
March 20, 2-4pm PDT American Impressionism: What is It? By Dr. Rachel Boate, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, University of British Columbia.
March 27, 2-4pm PDT African and Oceanic Traditional Arts: Contributions to Post-Impressionism. By Dr. Daniel Mato, Professor Emeritus of Art History, University of Calgary.
The four lectures will be presented online via Zoom. Recordings of all lectures will be made available to ticket holders for a limited time.
Images (L-R): Kobayashi Kiyochika (Japanese, 1847 – 1915), Hana Moyo, Kabuki Performance, woodcut, 35 x 70.9 cm. Gift of Judith Patt. AGGV. 2012.023.026 a-c. Collection of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. John Singer Sargent, Lake O’Hara (detail), 1916, oil on canvas, 97.5X116.cm. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Louise E. Bettens. Accession Number: 1916.496. Photo ©President and Fellows of Harvard College. Helen McNicoll, In the Tent (detail) oil on canvas, 1914. With the permission of Katerina Atanassova, curator of the exhibit Canada and Impressionism (National Gallery of Canada). National Gallery of Canada.