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Lecture w/Laurence J. Ruggiero, Ph.D
February 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
“Jean Francois Millet: Where Have All the Peasants Gone?” Laurence J. Ruggiero, Ph.D.
Director, The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Jean François Millet (1814-1875) was a prominent member of the group of mid-nineteenth century French artists often referred to as the Barbizon School. Like the other Barbizon painters, Millet was a gifted landscape artist but his work is also distinguished through the crucial role he assigned figures in landscapes. Dr. Ruggiero will discuss a few of Millet’s major paintings in their artistic, historical and contemporary contexts in both Europe and America.
Dr. Laurence J. Ruggiero is director of The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, Florida, which houses the most comprehensive collection of the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany in the world. Before he joined the Morse in 1992, Dr. Ruggiero was director of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, executive director of the Oakland Museum Association in California, and assistant to the president of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in the History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from Boston University.
This lecture is in conjunction with “Towards Impressionism: Landscape Painting From Corot to Monet” on view at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum January 20-April 8, 2018.
To complement “Towards Impressionism,” The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art will present “Landscape in 19th-Century America” beginning January 16.
The Cornell Fine Arts Museum, located on the Rollins College campus, has free admission and is open year-round with works also on view nearby at The Alfond Inn. No reservations or tickets are required for this event. Free parking available on campus and in the SunTrust Garage on Lyman Avenue with a Museum-validated parking stub. The museum is closed on Mondays, during major holidays and for installation of new exhibitions.
Additional upcoming programs at the Museum related to “Towards Impressionism: Landscape Painting From Corot to Monet”:
Jan 19 ǀ Members’ Preview – by invitation
Jan 20 ǀ CFAMily Day | 1–5 p.m.
Jan 26 | Exhibition Tour with Elizabeth Coulter, Dale Montgomery Fellow, Cornell Fine Arts Museum ǀ 11 a.m.
March 23 | Exhibition Tour with Elizabeth Coulter, Dale Montgomery Fellow, Cornell Fine Arts Museum ǀ 11 a.m.