Manet and the Sea
October 20, 2003–January 19, 2004


    *All events are free with museum admission unless marked with an asterisk.


    *Political Uses and Abuses of Art: History, Myth, and Political Spin at the Medici Court
    November 18 at 2:15
    Rubloff Auditorium
    Jean Goldman, art historian
    For tickets call (312) 443-3915.

    Orientation Lectures: Manet and the Sea
    October 17, 18, and 19 at 12:00 p.m.
    Show your membership card for admission.
    rubloff auditorium

    * Reception and Lecture: Manet and the Sea
    October 23
    Coffee: 2:15–2:30 p.m.
    trading room
    Lecture: 2:30–3:30 p.m.
    rubloff auditorium
    Gloria Groom, exhibition curator
    Call 312-443-3915 for more information. Registration required.

    * Reception and Lecture: Manet and the Sea
    November 13
    Coffee: 2:15–2:30 p.m.
    trading room
    Lecture: 2:30–3:30 p.m.
    rubloff auditorium
    Mary Gedo, art historian
    Call 312-443-3915 for more information. Registration required.


    Escorts for the Blind: Manet and the Sea
    October 29, November 12, December 3, and January 14 at 9:45 a.m.

    This program is free, but registration is required. Call 312-443-3929, or
    enter at columbus drive.

    Lecture: Manet and the Sea
    October 29 at 12:00 p.m.
    rubloff auditorium
    November 12, December 27, and January 14 at 12:00 p.m.
    fullerton hall

    Lecture: Whistler and the Sea
    November 21 at 12:00 p.m.
    Martha Tedeschi, curator
    fullerton hall

    Lecture: Setting Sail: Berthe Morisot in England
    December 19 at 12:00 p.m.
    Mark Krisco, art historian
    price auditorium

    Lecture: Beyond the Sea: Destinations and Destinies of Late-19th-Century Artists
    January 9 at 12:00 p.m.
    Tom Sloan, School of the Art Institute
    price auditorium


    From Manet to Today: Artists and the Seas
    October 30 from 9:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

    The day begins at the Art Institute and includes a bus trip to local artists’ studios and Flatfile Gallery. For tickets, call 312-575-8000.
    enter at columbus drive.


    Reading Course: Manet and the Sea
    Tuesdays, October 14–28 and
    November 4, at 5:30 p.m.
    The course includes work by James Fenimore Cooper, Jules Michelet, Honoré de Balzac, Arthur Rimbaud, Victor Hugo, and Charles Baudelaire.
    For tickets, call 312-575-8000.
    trustees room

    Lecture: Seaside and Studio: How Manet Made His Seascapes
    October 21 at 6:00 p.m.
    Juliet Wilson-Bareau, consulting curator
    fullerton hall

    Lecture: Billows Smooth and Bright, Impressionist Style
    November 4 at 6:00 p.m.
    Charles Stuckey, art historian
    fullerton hall

    Lecture: La Mer: Painting and Photographing Water and Sky in Second Empire France
    December 2 at 6:00 p.m.
    Richard Brettell, University of Texas
    at Dallas
    fullerton hall

    Reading: A Seachange in Imagery
    December 5 at 6:00 p.m.
    Richard Howard, writer
    For tickets, call 312-575-8000.
    fullerton hall

    Lecture: Manet and Tourism: The Art of Seaside Leisure in the 19th Century
    December 9 at 6:00 p.m.
    John Zarobell, Philadelphia Museum of Art
    fullerton hall

    Lecture: Writing the Sea: Romantic Metaphor and Modernist Motif
    January 6 at 6:00 p.m.
    Gloria Groom, exhibition curator
    fullerton hall


    Lecture Series: Manet and the Modernist Legacy
    Fridays, October 10–24, at 11:00 a.m.
    Saturdays, October 11–25, at 11:00 a.m.

    October 10/11: Legacies of the Grand Tradition:
    Early-19th-Century Seascapes

    October 17/18:
    Manet’s Marine Paintings:
    Tradition and Innovation

    October 24/25:
    Views of the Sea in Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
    Margaret Farr, art historian
    For tickets, call 312-575-8000.
    morton auditorium


    For more information on Voices programs listed below, click here.
    For information on other performance programs or to purchase tickets, click here.

    Voices Series for Manet: Painters and the Sea
    Thursdays at 12:00 p.m.

    October 23: Berthe Morisot

    October 30: Manet and the Wave of a
    Modern Age

    November 6: Claude Monet

    November 13: James McNeill Whistler

    November 20: Odilon Redon

    fullerton hall

    * Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Series
    November 16 and December 14 at 2:00 p.m.
    For tickets, call the CSO at 312-294-3000.
    fullerton hall

    Concert: Paul Winter: The Nature of Things
    December 7 at 2:00 p.m.

    For tickets, call 312-575-8000.
    fullerton hall

    Please use Columbus Drive entrance.
    Click here for registration information.


    kraft education center
    Workshop: Bon Voyage! Journeys by Sea
    November 1 and 8
    10:30–11:30 a.m., ages 4–6 with an adult
    2:00–3:30 p.m., ages 7–12 with an adult

    The Artist’s Studio: Making Waves: Pastel Seascapes
    Saturdays and Sundays in November
    and December (except December 14, 27, and 28)
    Drop in between 12:30 and 3:30 p.m.

    Drawing in the Galleries: By Land and By Sea
    January 18 and 25
    10:30–11:30 a.m., ages 6–8 with an adult
    2:00–3:30 p.m., ages 9 and up

    For more information on family programs, click here.


    Guided and self-conducted student tours are available for grades 6–12. Consult the Art Institute website at, or call 312-443-3679 for a written application form.

    Teacher Program: Manet and the Sea
    October 28 from 4:00–6:30 p.m.

    Fee: $30
    2.5 CPDUs
    Advanced registration is required.
    Call 312-443-3575 to register.

    For more information click here.

    For more information on student visits, click here.


    ArtExpress: Manet and the Sea and Monet and More: Impressionism at the Art Institute
    (2 programs for the price of 1)

    Bring a 45-minute, slide-illustrated preview of this exciting exhibition, as well as an introduction to the stunning collection of Impressionist paintings on view at the Art Institute every day, to your loop-area
    business this season. For more information about ArtExpress, or to schedule a program at your office, call 312-443-3706, or e-mail

    Above: James A. M. Whistler. Crepuscule in Flesh Colour and Green: Valparaiso, 1866. Oil on canvas. Tate, presented by W. Graham Robertson, 1940, N05065

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