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Words and Images: Readings on Art 2018

Paul Cézanne, The Artist's Father, Reading

Paul Cézanne, The Artist's Father, Reading "L'Événement", 1866, oil on canvas, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, 1970.5.1

Join us for a lecture and discussion of works in the permanent collection revealed through art history and suggested online readings. Words and Images: Readings on Art (formerly known as Food for Thought) is a program for adults led by Gallery staff. Each session explores a different topic related to art history, museum studies, or studio art.

This program meets in the West Building Lecture Hall and is free and open to the public. No advance registration is required. Check the Gallery’s website (www.nga.gov) for information on topics, speakers, dates, and times.

Upcoming Discussions

Ercole de' Roberti, Ginevra Bentivoglio, c. 1474/1477c. 1474/1477

Ercole de' Roberti, Ginevra Bentivoglio, c. 1474/1477, tempera on poplar panel, Samuel H. Kress Collection, 1939.1.220

Portraits of Women in Renaissance Art
Instructor: Lorena Bradford
April 18 and 25 at 11:00 (90 min.)
West Building Lecture Hall

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Two Girls under an Umbrella, 19101910

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Two Girls under an Umbrella, 1910, oil on canvas, Gift (Partial and Promised), Collection of Arnold and Joan Saltzman, 1992.58.1

Degenerate Art
Instructor: David Gariff
May 4 and 10 at 1:00 (90 min.)
West Building Lecture Hall

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