Wednesday, March 22, 2017 / 7:00-8:15 PM / 3500 Mountain Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94619
Illustrated lecture by Melissa Buron, Associate Curator of European Art, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Join us at Holy Names University in the beautiful Oakland Hills for another exciting program in the Spring 2017 APPSI Speaker Series, presented by the Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute (APPSI) and co-sponsored by the HNU Core Program in Integrative Studies Across Cultures. Curator and art historian Melissa Buron will tell us about a special exhibition, which will be on view at the Legion of Honor from February 25 through May 29, 2017.
“Monet: The Early Years is the first major U.S. exhibition devoted to the initial phase of Claude Monet’s (French, 1840-1926) career. Through approximately sixty paintings, the exhibition demonstrates the radical invention that marked the artist’s development during the formative years of 1858 to 1872. In this period the young painter developed his unique visual language and technique, creating striking works that manifested his interest in painting textures and the interplay of light upon surfaces.
This exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Monet’s mastery before Impressionism, and includes paintings that are profoundly daring and surprising. Depictions of moments both large and small, with friends and loved ones, in the solitude of forests and fields and in the quiet scenes of everyday, offer new revelations about an artist that many consider to be ubiquitous.
With a selection of works gathered from some of the most important international collections – the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and other public and private collections worldwide – Monet: The Early Years authoritatively demonstrates the artist’s early command of many genres, not only the landscapes for which he has become so renowned but also still lifes, portraits and genre scenes.” (https://legionofhonor.famsf.org/monet-early-years)
7:00-8:15 pm Lecture + Audience Q&A / 8:15-9:00 pm Reception
Holy Names University (HNU) is located at 3500 Mountain Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94619. This event will be held in the HNU Valley Center for the Performing Arts (VCPA). Click on the following links for driving directions and a campus map (VCPA is marked "D" on the map). Please note that on-campus parking is limited. Additional parking is available outside the campus gate, along Mountain Boulevard.