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Out and About with an Artist

4-Session Daytime Course

Thursday, May 16 to June 6, 2019 – 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Code: 1K00LA
Painting instructor Adrienne Wyman gives insight into Mary Cassatt’s painting style

In artist-led tours and talks, Smithsonian Associates Studio Arts painting instructor Adrienne Wyman gives a “behind-the-easel” perspective on French and impressionist paintings exhibited at four of Washington’s leading art museums. The series is perfect for practicing artists, art lovers, and anyone who would like to learn more about art from the viewpoint of a working artist with a wide knowledge of historical painting techniques. If you’ve ever looked at a painting and wondered “How did they do that?”, these are the tours for you.
Viewings of “must-see” masterpieces focus on placing paintings in historical and social context, sharing background on the artists’ personal lives, and demystifying the techniques and materials used to create the works.

NOTE: The first class meets in the central Rotunda of the National Gallery of Art's West Wing.

MAY 16   19th-Century French Paintings at the National Gallery of Art

Impressionism from the neoclassical period through post-impressionism: Manet, Monet, Cezanne, Van Gogh, and Renoir

MAY 23   American Impressionists and Treasures of the Gilded Age at the American Art Museum

John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, and Cecilia Beaux

MAY 30   Monet and More at the Kreeger

Works by Monet and his friends and mentors, Boudin, Corot, Cezanne, and Degas

JUNE 6   Renoir and Friends at the Philips Collection

Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party and other great works by Cezanne, Chardin, Bonnard, and Manet

World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit

4 sessions; 2 hours each

National Gallery of Art
4th St & Constitution Ave NW
Metro: Archives/Navy Memorial