An Evening With...
Tanya Pohrt, "Gallery of the Louvre" as a Single-Painting Exhibition
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Samuel F.B. Morse, Gallery of the Louvre, 1831–33, Oil on canvas, 73 3/4 x 108 inches, Chicago, Terra Foundation for American Art
Join Tanya Pohrt, Special Project Curator at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum and author of “Gallery of the Louvre” as a Single-Painting Exhibition, to explore Samuel F.B. Morse’s monumental historical painting Gallery of the Louvre. She will focus on how the work was conceived as an exhibition piece, comparing the expectations and reception of Morse’s European and American audiences.
Pohrt has a PhD in Art History from the University of Delaware and a fellowship with the American Council of Learned Societies. Currently the Special Project Curator of American Art at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, she has worked in curator positions for a variety of local art institutions, including the Fairfield Museum and History Center and the Yale University Art Gallery.
5:30-6:00 PM Reception
6:00-7:00 PM Program
This program is made possible through support from the Terra Foundation for American Art
Registration and Ticket Purchasing
*Free for Circle-level Members and up
Thursday, July 13, 2017 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm