Jul 27, 6:00 PM–7:00 PM
Online | Zoom
Ticket Price: $10
Ticket Price Members: $5
“Here above all,” Claude Monet once said of Paris, “and only here, is there still a little taste.” But the fact is—and the irony is—that for much of his life Monet was actually more appreciated in America, and by Americans in France, than he was in Paris by the French. This illustrated lecture will look at the reasons for Monet’s popularity with the public and the collectors in the United States, and with the young Americans who studied painting in France.
Ross King is the bestselling author of books on Italian, French and Canadian art and history. In tandem with his writing, Ross is an active fundraiser for the arts and a passionate lecturer and tour guide. He is a regular participant in the Italian Renaissance seminars at the Aspen Institute and has given Impressionist tours of Paris, Normandy, Brittany and Provence. He has lectured in many American museums, including at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Frick Collection, and the National Gallery.San Antonio Museum of Art
Lectures and Artist Conversations are made possible by generous support from the Louis A. and Frances B. Wagner lecture fund.