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Lecture: Gustave Courbet: Artist’s Artist

Thursday, November 14, 2013, 6:15 PM

Learn more about the groundbreaking painter Gustave Courbet (French, 1819–1877) with Kathryn Calley Galitz, curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Courbet’s innovative subjects and technique challenged artistic convention in mid-nineteenth-century France. Galitz will discuss his legacy as an “artist’s artist” whose work has continued to fascinate generations of artists from Paul Cézanne to Jeff Koons.

Kathryn Calley Galitz is a scholar of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century French art. At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Galitz has organized international exhibitions on artists including Girodet and Turner, and she was on the curatorial team of the Gustave Courbet exhibition awarded Best Historical Show in 2008 by the International Association of Art Critics. She was a contributing author to the exhibition's catalogue, Gustave Courbet, available in the Museum Store.

Sponsored by the Fine Arts Society

Lubar Auditorium
Free with Museum admission

Milwaukee Art Museum
700 North Art Museum Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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