David Bomford on Édouard Manet’s The Railway (1873)
Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professor, 2018
Reflections on the Collection: The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professors at the National Gallery of Art
In this series of short presentations, Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professors share their personal insights into the National Gallery of Art’s permanent collection, taking a closer look at their favorite works inside gallery spaces.
The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professorship was created in 2002 to bring to the National Gallery of Art and the Center for a period of months a colleague of international reputation whose presence inspires collaboration in research efforts across the Gallery, forging new relationships. Each of these distinguished visitors contributes to the passing on of knowledge and experience to an emerging generation of scholars, curators, and conservation scientists through meetings, both formal and informal, designed by the Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professor and the Center in collaboration with National Gallery staff. For more information on the Safra professorship, see the Center publication on its first 12 years (PDF 7.2MB).