Adrienne Wyman at the National Gallery of Art
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In artist-led tours and talks, Smithsonian Associates Studio Arts painting instructor Adrienne Wyman offers a “behind-the-easel” perspective of masterworks exhibited at the National Gallery of Art.
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.
Mar. 9 Renaissance to Baroque
Italian and Dutch art, including DaVinci, Rubens, and Vermeer
Mar. 16 Rococo to Neoclassical
18th- and early-19th-century French and Spanish art, including Fragonard, Goya, and David
Mar. 23 British and American Art
Artists include Turner, Gilbert Stuart, and John Singer Sargent
Mar. 30 Impressionism to Post-Impressionism
Artists include Monet, Van Gogh, Cezanne, and Degas
4 sessions; 1.5 hours each
World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit*
*Enrolled participants in the World Art History Certificate Program receive 1/2 elective credit. Not yet enrolled? Learn about the program, its benefits, and how to register here.