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Mena Art Gallery and Polk County Library

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS –

In January Mena Art Gallery is beginning a new program in cooperation with the Polk County Library system to bring you an opportunity to view DVDs on The Impressionist Painters followed by a discussion period.

These are presented by Professor William Kloss, an independent art historian and lecturer for the Smithsonian Institution’s seminar and travel program. He has delivered hundreds of courses and lectures around the world on a range of European and American art to such prestigious universities and institutions as the University of Virginia, The Art Institute of Chicago, and Sotheby’s Institute.

The first lecture is “Manet and Monet—The Birth of Impressionism” and will be at 1:00 pm, Saturday, January 18. The following months (February through April) will be:

Monet and Degas
Renoir, Pissaro, and Cezanne
Beyond Impressionism—from Seurat to Matisse

Each lecture will be presented in the gallery classroom at 607 Mena Street, is 30 minutes long, and is to be followed by a 30 minute discussion period. No reservations are necessary; admission is free.

Please mark your calendar for Saturday, January 18, at 1:00 pm. Don’t miss this chance to learn about and to see some of the most famous paintings of the Impressionist period.