Calendar of Events

Nov
1
Wed
Wednesday Morning Film Series: Post-Impressionist at Bruce Museum @ The Bruce Museum
Nov 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Series Overview:

The Great Artists chronicles the lives, times and works of the men whose genius has captivated the art world for generations. Informative and entertaining, the series highlights important events in each artist’s life, explores their stylistic trademarks, and provides detailed explanations of their techniques. The Great Artists also features expert commentary and analyses from leading authorities, art historians and scholars, and new location footage. The programs in this series feature an in-depth look at the Post-Impressionists.

Wednesday, November 1:

Paul Gauguin was thirty-five when he made the momentous decision to abandon his lucrative career as a Paris stockbroker and devote himself full-time to painting. Gauguin’s bold use of flat, unmixed color gave his paintings a strong sense of personal expression, but his work struggled to find acceptance at the time. Poverty and obscurity dominated Gauguin’s years as an artist. Not even a move to Tahiti could bring him happiness. Yet the paintings that he created there, are now recognized as masterpieces of the Post-Impressionist age.

Reservations and Admission:

Registration required as seating is limited: brucemuseum.org/site/events. Museum members free; non-members $10 (includes Museum admission). Be sure to sign in to receive your member discount.

Nov
8
Wed
Wednesday Morning Film Series: Post-Impressionists at The Bruce @ The Bruce Museum
Nov 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Series Overview:

The Great Artists chronicles the lives, times and works of the men whose genius has captivated the art world for generations. Informative and entertaining, the series highlights important events in each artist’s life, explores their stylistic trademarks, and provides detailed explanations of their techniques. The Great Artists also features expert commentary and analyses from leading authorities, art historians and scholars, and new location footage. The programs in this series feature an in-depth look at the Post-Impressionists.

Wednesday, November 8:

Vincent Van Gogh remains the ultimate example of the tortured artistic genius. His whole life was a struggle against poverty, loneliness and mental disorder. In a feverish spell of painting prior to his death, Vincent Van Gogh proved himself a great artist. The hundreds of canvases that he painted in the South of France are now recognized as masterpieces of the Post-Impressionist age. His use of thick, swirling color was a conscious attempt to express his own tortured state of mind through his work. In his landscapes, still-lifes and portraits, he succeeded. Though he sold just one painting in his lifetime, works such as Sunflowers now sell for tens of millions of dollars.

Reservations and Admission:

Registration required as seating is limited: brucemuseum.org/site/events. Museum members free; non-members $10 (includes Museum admission). Be sure to sign in to receive your member discount.

Nov
15
Wed
Wednesday Morning Film Series: Post-Impressionists at The Bruce @ The Bruce Museum
Nov 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Series Overview:

The Great Artists chronicles the lives, times and works of the men whose genius has captivated the art world for generations. Informative and entertaining, the series highlights important events in each artist’s life, explores their stylistic trademarks, and provides detailed explanations of their techniques. The Great Artists also features expert commentary and analyses from leading authorities, art historians and scholars, and new location footage. The programs in this series feature an in-depth look at the Post-Impressionists.

Wednesday, November 8:

Vincent Van Gogh remains the ultimate example of the tortured artistic genius. His whole life was a struggle against poverty, loneliness and mental disorder. In a feverish spell of painting prior to his death, Vincent Van Gogh proved himself a great artist. The hundreds of canvases that he painted in the South of France are now recognized as masterpieces of the Post-Impressionist age. His use of thick, swirling color was a conscious attempt to express his own tortured state of mind through his work. In his landscapes, still-lifes and portraits, he succeeded. Though he sold just one painting in his lifetime, works such as Sunflowers now sell for tens of millions of dollars.

Reservations and Admission:

Registration required as seating is limited: brucemuseum.org/site/events. Museum members free; non-members $10 (includes Museum admission). Be sure to sign in to receive your member discount.

Dec
21
Thu
Film: A Christmas Carol at YCBA @ Yale Center for British Art
Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm

In this adaptation of Charles Dickens’s classic, Ebenezer Scrooge is given a chance for redemption when ghosts haunt him on Christmas Eve. (Directed by Brian Desmond Hurst; 1951; not rated; 86 minutes)