Friends @ Home Art Docent Webinar | Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay

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Van Gogh’s “The Bedroom,” 1888
Van Gogh, Gaugin, Cézanne and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay

This virtual docent presentation will focus on the 2nd of the two incomparable exhibitions organized by the Musée d’Orsay and shown at the de Young in 2010. The 2nd exhibition provided a splendid overview of French art in the wake of Impressionism. Masterpieces by Van Gogh, Gaugin, Cézanne, Seurat, and others attest to the many diverse stylistic movements that are included under the umbrella term Post-Impressionism.

Gauguin’s “Arearea,” 1892

Guiding us in our exploration of the exhibition will be docent Rita Dunlay. Rita has been a member of the Docent Council of the Fine Arts Museums since 1994. As a member of the Art Talks Program she has prepared over 30 talks on special exhibitions at the de Young and the Legion of Honor. Among the most recent are “Early Rubens,” “Casanova: The Seduction of Europe,” “Monet: The Early Years,” “Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia,” “J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free,” and “Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis.” Rita is from Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Michigan, where she majored in French.