The Art Nouveau Woman at The Bruce

October 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Bruce Museum
1 Museum Dr
Roslyn, NY 11576
$10 Members, $25 Non-Members
The Bruce Museum

This lecture is being offered in conjunction with the Bruce Museum’s exhibition: In the Limelight: Toulouse-Lautrec Portraits from the Herakleidon Museum (on view September 23, 2017—January 7, 2018).

About the Lecture:

In this talk, Dr. Lucy Fisher will consider the vision of woman in Art Nouveau discourse, which was considered a highly “feminine” style. She will discuss this theme (which ranged from romantic to malevolent representations) in relation to examples of painting and poster art, design objects, fashion, and jewelry. Fisher’s prime focus, however, will be on the films of the era that incorporated elements of Art Nouveau into their design, narrative, and portrayal of women.

About the Speaker:

Lucy Fischer is a Distinguished Professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh where she directed the Film Studies Program for thirty years. She is the author of twelve books: Jacques Tati (1983), Shot/Countershot: Film Tradition and Women’s Cinema (1989), Imitation of Life (1991), Cinematernity: Film, Motherhood, Genre (1996), Sunrise (1998), Designing Women: Art Deco, Cinema and the Female Form (2003), Stars: The Film Reader (2004) and American Cinema of the 1920s: Themes and Variations (2009). Teaching Film (co-edited with Patrice Petro/2012), Body Double: The Author Incarnate in the Cinema (2013), Art Direction and Production Design (2015) and Cinema by Design: Art Nouveau, Modernism, and Film History (2017). She has held curatorial positions at The Museum of Modern Art (New York City) and The Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh), and has been the recipient of both a National Endowment for the Arts Art Critics Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for University Professors. She has served as President of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (2001-3) and in 2008 received its Distinguished Service Award. In 2016, she received the Chancellor’s Research Award for Senior Scholars at the University of Pittsburgh.

Reservations and Admission:

Advance registration required as seating is limited. Galleries open from 6:00-6:30 pm, lecture begins at 6:30 pm.

Admission: Free for Bruce members, $15 for non-members. At the Door: $10 Bruce members, $25 non-members. Be sure to sign in to receive your member discount.

Tickets will be on sale online until Tuesday, November7, 2017. After Tuesday, November 7, space permitting, tickets will be available for purchase at the door.