Explore the rich connections between landscape and national identity during France's transformational period of 1850 to 1880

Thursday, April 24–Saturday, April 26, 2014
Advance registration required

During these three transformational decades, painters and photographers traveled around France, exploring the exceptionally rich and varied range of history and geography in the nation. These years saw the Golden Age of early photography, the culminating production of the Barbizon School, and the high point of early Impressionism. Over the course of the three-day public symposium, attendees will enjoy more than 10 programs, including lectures and panel discussions, as well as ample opportunity to explore the exhibition. Choose to attend the full symposium, or the daily events.

This symposium coincides with the groundbreaking exhibition Impressionist France: Visions of Nation from Le Gray to Monet, which includes important work by photographers such as Gustave Le Gray and Charles Marville, Barbizon School painters including Camille Corot and Théodore Rousseau, and Impressionist painters such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, Édouard Manet and Berthe Morisot.

Registration Options

Full Symposium (includes all programs, April 24–26)

$50 – Museum Members / Students / Museum Professionals (ID required)
$75 – General Public

Daily Rates

Thursday, April 24, Evening
(Includes Keynote, Opening Reception, and Exhibition Admission)
$10 – Museum Members / Students / Museum Professionals (ID required) 
$15 – General Public 

Friday, April 25 -OR- Saturday, April 26
$30 – Museum Members / Students / Museum Professionals (ID required) 
$40 – General Public

How to Register

Online registration is no longer available. You are still able to register by phone at 314.721.0072 or in person at the Museum.


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