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'Talking Art' With Impressionism Scholar Ross King

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Ross King

The internationally bestselling author Ross King will deliver two lectures at the Figge Art Museum in conjunction with the current "French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950" exhibit.

Based on his 2006 book The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade that Gave the World Impressionism, Ross King’s first talk will be held on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at the Figge Art Museum, and will discuss the heroism and novel approach to painting by Edouard Manet and the other Impressionist artists. Tickets are $15, and can be purchased through the Figge's website here.

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Claude Monet in his studio with his “Water Lily” paintings

A second lecture will be held on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., and is based on another bestselling book of King’s, Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies, published in 2016. This latest book was the winner of the 2017 RBC Taylor Prize. Tickets to this event, which includes lunch at the Figge, cost $35 and can be purchased through the Figge's website here.

Listen to our conversation here as he discusses the research behind and writing of these two important books.

For more information on the upcoming lectures, you can contact the Figge by calling (563) 326-7804, or by emailing info@figgeartmuseum.org. The "French Moderns" exhibit runs through Jan. 6, 2019.

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.
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