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In Focus: Buying Bouguereau: The Rise and Fall of the Market for 19th-Century French Art

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:30 AM–3 PM

Explore the changing tastes for nineteenth-century French academic artists such as William-Adolphe Bouguereau with experts in the field. Participants include Dr. Agnès Penot, art dealer; Polly Sartori, founder of Gallery 19C, in Beverly Hills, California, and former head of Christie’s and Sotheby’s nineteenth-century paintings departments in New York; Dr. Leanne Zalewski, associate professor of art history, Central Connecticut State University; and Bouguereau & America co-curators Tanya Paul, Isabel and Alfred Bader Curator of European Art, Milwaukee Art Museum, and Stanton Thomas, curator of collections and exhibitions, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida.

10:30–11 a.m.: Lecture, Lubar Auditorium
Lecture sponsored by: Layton Art Collection Inc.
11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.: Curator-led exhibition tour
1:30–2 p.m.: Lecture, Lubar Auditorium
2–2:30 p.m.: Lecture, Lubar Auditorium
2:30–3 p.m.: Discussion, Lubar Auditorium

Optional lunch in Windhover Hall, $35/$30 Member/$25 Fine Arts Society Member RSVP for lunch to Catherine Sawinski at 414-224-3293. 

Sponsored by:
Milwaukee Art Musem's Fine Arts Society


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