The Metropolitan Museum’s Tuesday lecture series are a must-see for ladies who lunch—and others who want to know the story behind some the museum’s treasured and important artworks.


One of the museum’s most eloquent, scholarly and popular lecturers, is Kathryn Calley Galitz, an art historian and Associate Museum Educator. She will be packing the lovely Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium with her new series that explores the Impressionist movement in late 19th century France.

The avant-garde artists who became known as the Impressionists transformed painting in late nineteenth-century France. In this series, Galitz presents new currents in Impressionist scholarship, from the origins of the style along the Normandy coast in the 1860s to in-depth explorations of some of the movement’s less familiar but no less important artists.  There are few more enjoyable and enlightening ways to pass Autumn Tuesday mornings than in an informed and entertaining lecture at the Met.

Tuesday, October 3, 11 am
Becoming Monet

Tuesday, October 10, 11 am

Frédéric Bazille and the Impressionist Promise

Tuesday, October 17, 11 am
Camille Pissarro: From Bales to Boulevards

Tuesday, October 31, 11 am
Gustave Caillebotte, Painter and Patron

The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
Tickets start at $30; $125 for the series

Tickets to these events include same day Museum admission.
Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926). Camille Monet (1847–1879) on a Garden Bench (detail), 1873. Oil on canvas, 23 7/8 x 31 5/8 in. (60.6 x 80.3 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Collection, Gift of Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg, 2002, Bequest of Walter H. Annenberg, 2002

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