This program is over. Hope you didn't miss it! Browse other programs we offer Whistler: Departing from Tradition in Making Art Evening Lecture/Seminar Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET Add to calendar iCalendar Gmail Yahoo Mail Outlook Outlook.com Code: 1H0719 Select your Tickets Resize text Materials for this program 10.05.22 | Whistler: Handout Symphony in White, No. 1: The White Girl, by James Abbott McNeill Whistler, 1862 James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834–1903) is widely regarded as one of the early 20th century’s most important artists. Often seen as a forerunner of post-Impressionism, he is celebrated for his bold and innovative style in a variety of media from painting in oil to watercolors and etchings. His artistic ideals were thoroughly informed by the Aesthetic movement and its emphasis on refinement, subtlety, and belief in the autonomy of art. Whistler’s admiration for Asian art informed his experimentation with abstract color and composition. He also departed from traditional representation to work with visual arrangements and color harmonies that correspond to those in music. Art historian Aneta Georgievska Shine takes a close look at how these ideals were expressed in his work—whether in subtle tonal landscapes, or in his portrayal of women. World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit* Patron Information If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for online programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our online programs presented on Zoom. *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. This online program is presented on Zoom.