The 2014 Founder's Lecture.

The Bata Shoe Museum is excited to announce Gloria Groom, David and Mary Winton Green Curator of 19th Century European Painting and Sculpture at The Art Institute of Chicago, as our 2014 Founder's Lecture speaker.
November 4th, 7pm

Lecture - $25
Lecture and Reception - $40
BSM Member's Rate - Lecture and Reception - $25
WNED Member's Rate - Lecture and Reception - $25
Verity Club Member's Rate - Lecture and Reception - $25

An internationally acclaimed scholar, curator and lecturer on the 19th Century French painting, Gloria Groom holds a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin and graduate certificate from the Ecole du Louvre. At the Art Institute of Chicago, she has been involved as curator and author in major loan exhibitions on Gauguin, Redon, Caillebotte, Renoir, Manet, Seurat, Toulouse-Lautrec, the art dealer Ambroise Vollard, and the ground-breaking exhibition Beyond the Easel: Decorative Painting by Bonnard, Denis, Roussel and Vuillard, which was shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In addition to her highly successful exhibition Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity, which travelled to Paris, New York and Chicago, she is organizing exhibitions on Van Gogh’s Bedrooms and another of Gauguin’s Sculptures with the Musee d’Orsay.

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2014 Founder's Lecture