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Friends’ Lecture & Reception: Bouguereau & America (SOLD OUT)

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Friends’ Lecture & Reception: Bouguereau & America (SOLD OUT)

Location: James S. Copley Auditorium

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Friday, November 22
6:00 p.m. Lecture
7:00–8:30 p.m. Private Reception
James S. Copley Auditorium

Widely embraced by American collectors of the 19th century, William-Adolphe Bouguereau was once anointed the standard-bearer of cultural achievement throughout Europe. But by the 20th century, he was scorned by modernist critics and relegated to a footnote in art history where he remained for over a century. Comprising nearly 40 masterful paintings, Bouguereau & America brings together many of the artist’s most important works with a fresh look into how collecting Bouguereau’s work reflects the lifestyles of American collectors in the late 19th through early 20th centuries.

Roxana Velásquez, Maruja Baldwin Executive Director at The San Diego Museum of Art, and Michael Brown, Curator of European Art, will discuss the career and oeuvre of this long-neglected masterful painter.

Bouguereau & America is on view now through March 15, 2020.

Show your lecture ticket for free same-day Museum admission before the lecture from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 22. The Museum is not open for Art After Hours on this day.

Tickets for admission to the lecture only are available to general membership and the public.

Friend-level members and above enjoy free admission to the lecture and exclusive access to the private reception from 7:00–8:30 p.m. inside the Museum rotunda. Please reserve your complimentary ticket using the link below.

For information on upgrading your membership, please call 619.696.1941.

$10 members, students | $15 seniors, military | $20 nonmembers

Featured: William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Dream of Spring, 1901. Oil on canvas, 73 × 50 in. Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Gift of Melvin and Bren Simon, 2013.33


November 22, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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James S. Copley Auditorium
1450 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

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