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Lecture: Trompe l'oeil and Modernity

May 7, 2015
Fullerton Hall
Free with museum admission

Lecture Series: American Art Up Close

Judith Barter, Field-McCormick Chair and Curator of American Art, addresses the American trompe l’oeil as a type of painting that contained modern ideas and narratives that reflect a new consumer culture, standardization and professionalism, memory and reality, and the very nature of painting itself.

Registration is not required for this program. 

Presented with the Terra Foundation for American Art

American Art Up Close

The Soul of Things: Direct Carving in American Art
February 19 at 6:00pm

The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement
March 26 at 6:00

Childe Hassam and the Americanism Campaign of Theodore Roosevelt, 1916
April 30 at 6:00

Trompe l'oeil and Modernity
May 7 at 6:00


American. Rack Picture for Dr. Nones, 1879. Frederick G. Wacker Endowment; through prior gift of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge in memory of Abby Louise Spencer Eddy.