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'Talking Art' With Carol Ehlers

Brooklyn Museum

Figge Art Museum docent Carol Ehlers will give a lecture entitled "Making the Connection: French Moderns, Monet to Matisse 1850-1950" at the Butterworth Center in Moline at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 15.

This is a free lecture, given as an introduction to the works that will be displayed at the upcoming French Modern exhibit at the Figge from October 9, 2018 until January 6, 2019. This world class exhibition will be the focus of a community wide celebration during which time numerous organizations will collaborate on French-themed events.

The century from 1850 to 1950 was characterized by significant political, social, and intellectual change in France, and that evolution is mirrored in the art produced during that time period. Carol Ehler’s free lecture will be meant as an introduction to this momentous time period and she will discuss representative artists from each of the major artistic movements, ranging from Realism through Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, and Surrealism.

Credit Carolyn Martin
Carol Ehlers

You can learn more about the French Modern exhibit to be held at the Figge Art Museum here. To contact the museum, call (563) 326-7804 or visit the Figge's website. You can also contact Heather Aaronson at haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org if you would like to arrange a private tour for your group or family.

The Butterworth Center is located at 1105 8th St. in Moline.

Carolyn Martin joined WVIK as a host of Talking Art in 2017. A long-time fan of NPR programming with a love of storytelling and all art forms, she is thrilled to have the opportunity to speak with creative people who beautify our community and make the Quad Cities region an even better place to live.