UIMA welcomes expert on French painting

UIMA welcomes expert on French painting

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Feb. 8 lecture is open to the public
Richard Brettel sitting at a desk with a book shelf in the background
University of Texas at Dallas Professor Richard Brettell will speak Friday, Feb. 8, as part of the University of Iowa Museum of Art 2013 Curator's Circle Lecture Series. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Richard Brettell, one of the foremost authorities on Impressionism and French painting from 1830 to 1930, will present "Identity Before Freud: Gauguin's Self Portraits" for the University of Iowa Museum of Art’s 2013 Curator’s Circle Lecture Series.

The free, public lecture will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8,at the University Club, 1360 Melrose Ave., Iowa City.

Brettell is the Margaret McDermott Distinguished Professor of Aesthetic Studies in the Interdisciplinary Program in Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas. The holder of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from Yale University, he has taught at the University of Texas, Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, Yale University, and Harvard University. He is also an international museum consultant with projects in Europe, Asia, and the United States.

In addition, he is the director of the Paul Gauguin catalogue raisonné project of the Wildenstein Institute in Paris and was recently named a commandeur of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French minister of culture for the work he accomplished within FRAME, the French Regional/American Museum Exchange.

For more information visit uima.uiowa.edu.

The Curator’s Circle Lecture and Spring 2013 Elliott Society Lecture Series are part of the UIMA Public Initiatives and Outreach, which is supported by Karen Hubenthal and Wallace K. Chappell, James A. and Katherine Rathe Clifton, Scott A. Dunn and Robert Moray, George E. and Beth A. Hanna, and Katie A. and Christopher R. Moorhead.


Sean O'Harrow, UI Museum of Art, 319-335-1727


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