Art students get special preview of exhibit

March 25th, 2013 Comments Off on Art students get special preview of exhibit

Ward guided tour

Senator John Horhn press conference

Art student Jeff Nickell views The art of Theora Hamblett

Students from the Department of Art Senior BFA Research class were invited for a special preview of a new exhibition that opened on March 23 at the Mississippi Museum of Art.

Old Masters to Monet: Three Centuries of French Painting from the Wadsworth Atheneum is an exhibition of fifty French masterpiece paintings ranging from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries and into the beginning of the twentieth century.

Students were able to attend the press conference and meet the Director of the Mississippi Museum of Art Besty Bradley and listen to remarks made by special guests such as Senator John Horhn.

Following the press conference the students joined a group of guests on a guided tour of the exhibition led by Roger Ward, deputy director and chief curator of the museum.

“It was great for the students to get insightful information about so many legendary artists with their works of art actually present,” said Lori Neuenfeldt, programs coordinator for the Visual Arts Center Gallery and Outreach Programs at MSU. “This adds a whole new level of understanding you wouldn’t get from a textbook picture or online.”

Some of the works Ward chose to highlight on the tour were:
Claude Monet (1840–1926), The Beach at Trouville, 1870. oil on canvas. 22 x 25 5/8 in. Collection of Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT. The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund, 1948.116.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919), Monet Painting in His Garden at Argenteuil, 1873. oil on canvas. 18 3/8 x 23 1/2 in. Collection of Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT. Bequest of Anne Parrish Titzel, 1957.614.

Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890), Self-Portrait, c. 1887. oil on canvas. 15 5/8 x 13 1/4 in. Collection of Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT. Gift of Philip L. Goodwin in memory of his mother, Josephine S. Goodwin, 1954.189.

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