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Mary Morton, curator and head, department of French paintings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, is part of the panel discussion Caillebotte/Durand-Ruel: Making Impressionism
Thursday, September 10, 3:30 p.m. in the West Building Lecture Hall.

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Artist Carrie Mae Weems presents a lecture on her artistic practice and career for the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Lecture Series on Saturday, September 12, at 2:00 p.m. in the East Building Auditorium. Photo courtesy Jerry Kleinberg, 2011

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For the sixth presentation by an artist featured in The Memory of Time exhibition, photographer Deborah Luster will celebrate closing day with a lecture and book signing program on Sunday, September 13, at 2:00 p.m. Photo by James R. Brantley.

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Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., curator and head, department of northern Baroque paintings, presents the exhibition lecture Gods and Goddesses Behaving Badly: The Art of Joachim Wtewael, on Sunday, September 20, at 2:00 p.m. in the East Building Auditorium.
Wheelock is also one of three speakers for The Vermeer Phenomenon on Sunday, November 15, at 2:00 p.m. in the East Building Auditorium.

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On Sunday, September 27, at 2:00 p.m. in the East Building Auditorium., Caillebotte and Monet: At the Impressionist Exhibition of 1877 is presented by Richard Brettell, founding director of the Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History and Margaret McDermott Distinguished Chair and co director, Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Museums, University of Texas at Dallas. Image credit: Gustave Caillebotte, On the Pont de l'Europe, 1876–1877, oil on canvas, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth

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As part of the Works in Progress series, John Delaney, senior imaging scientist, scientific research department, National Gallery of Art; Kelly Keegan, assistant conservator of paintings, Art Institute of Chicago present Beneath the Surface of Caillebotte's "Paris Street, Rainy Day," on September 28 in the West Building Lecture Hall at 12:10 and 1:10 p.m. Image credit: Conservation scientists studying Gustave Caillebotte's Paris Street, Rainy Day (detail), 1877, oil on canvas, The Art Institute of Chicago, Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection. Photography © The Art Institute of Chicago. Photo courtesy Scientific Research Department, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC and Conservation Department, Art Institute of Chicago

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Talking Shop with Sidney Felsen: Fifty Years of Artists at Gemini G.E.L. is a conversation between Lauren Schell Dickens, curatorial consultant at the National Gallery of Art, and Sidney Felsen, cofounder and codirector of Gemini G.E.L. (Graphic Editions Limited), on October 1 at 2:00 p.m. in the West Building Lecture Hall. They will discuss the 50th anniversary of the renowned Los Angeles artists' workshop and publisher, in honor of The Serial Impulse at Gemini G.E.L. exhibition. Photo by Elizabeth Murray, 1985.

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On Sunday, October 4, at 2:00 p.m. in the East Building Auditorium., Adam Greenhalgh, exhibition curator and associate curator, National Gallery of Art, presents the opening day lecture for The Serial Impulse at Gemini G.E.L. Image credit: John Baldessari, Accordionist with Crowd (detail), 1994, National Gallery of Art, Gemini G.E.L.

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As part of the Works in Progress series, Malcolm Baker, Distinguished Professor, department of the history of art, University of California, Riverside, presents Exploring the Making of Portrait Busts through Digital Technology: The Case of Roubiliac's Busts of Alexander Pope on October 19 in the West Building Lecture Hall at 12:10 and 1:10 p.m. Image credit: Library of Trinity College, Cambridge from Rudolph Ackermann, A History of the University of Cambridge, 1815.

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Malcolm Baker, Distinguished Professor, department of the history of art, University of California, Riverside, presents "A Hankering for Public Fame": Authorship, Celebrity, and the Portrait Bust in Eighteenth-Century Britain on Sunday, October 18, at 2:00 p.m. in the East Building Auditorium. A book signing of The Marble Index: Roubiliac and Sculptural Portraiture in Eighteenth-Century Britain follows. Image credit: Bust of Alexander Pope in the Yale Center for British Art's conservation studio. Photo courtesy Yale Center for British Art.

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The 2015 Wyeth Lecture in American Art is presented by Kirk Savage, professor of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh. The lecture entitled The Art of the Name: Soldiers, Graves and Monuments in the Aftermath of the Civil War is presented on Wednesday, October 21, 4:30 p.m. in the East Building Auditorium.

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On Sunday, October 25, at 2:00 p.m. in the East Building Auditorium, David Getsy, Goldabelle McComb Finn Distinguished Professor of Art History and chair, department of art history, theory, and criticism, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, presents a lecture entitled Abstraction and Its Capacities. A book signing of Abstract Bodies: Sixties Sculpture in the Expanded Field of Gender follows. Photograph courtesy the School of the Art Institute of Chicago / Sara Condo

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As part of the Works in Progress series, Jon Frederick, museum specialist — curator branch, Naval History and Heritage Command, presents Objects Collected: Recent Research on Decorative Art Objects at the National Gallery of Art on November 2 in the West Building Lecture Hall at 12:10 and 1:10 p.m.

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The 2015 Sydney J. Freedberg Lecture on Italian Art—Canova and Color—is presented by David Bindman, emeritus professor of the history of art, University College London, on Sunday, November 8, at 2:00 p.m. in the East Building Auditorium. Image credit: Antonio Canova, Self Portrait, plaster, Private Collection, Venice

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In The Vermeer Phenomenon, on Sunday, November 15, at 2:00 p.m. in the East Building Auditorium, Gallery staff discuss the the once-in-a-lifetime exhibition, Johannes Vermeer, on view November 12, 1995 - February 11, 1996. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. The photo depicts crowds waiting in freezing temperatures to get daily passes.

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In Thomas Hart Benton: Painting the Song on Sunday, November 22, at 2:00 p.m. in the East Building Auditorium, Leo G. Mazow, associate professor of art history, University of Arkansas, presents and lecture followed by a musical performance including songs such as "Folsom Prison Blues," "Frankie and Johnny," "John Henry," and "Wreck of the Old '97" by The Coverlets. Photo Credit: Brandon Otto Photography.

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In the Rajiv Vaidya Memorial Lecture on Sunday, December 6, at 2:00 p.m. entitled Technicolor at 100, James Layton, manager, Celeste Bartos Film Preservation Center, The Museum of Modern Art; David Pierce, founder of Media History Digital Library and president, Sunrise Entertainment Inc. present a lecture followed by three early Technicolor shorts: Manchu Love, The Love Charm, and Sports of Many Lands. A book signing of The Dawn of Technicolor, 1915 – 1935 follows. Image: Dawn of Technicolor © 2015 George Eastman House

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On Sunday, December, at 2:00 p.m. in the East Building Auditorium., Jens M. Daehner and Kenneth S. Lapatin, associate curators of antiquities, The J. Paul Getty Museum, present the opening day lecture for Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World and a booksigning follows. Image credit: Head of a Bearded God, First century BC, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Museum purchase funded by Isabel B. and Wallace S. Wilson.

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Fall Lecture Program Highlights Artists Carrie Mae Weems and Deborah Luster, Exhibitions, the Vermeer Phenomenon, and More

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