James Tissot: Opening Weekend Curator Talk with Melissa Buron
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James Tissot, "Self-Portrait," ca. 1865. Oil on wood panel, 19 5/8 x 11 7/8 in. (49.8 x 30.2 cm). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Mildred Anna Williams Collection, 1961.16
John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Theater
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, are co-organizing the exhibition James Tissot: Fashion & Faith, the first major reassessment of the artist’s career in over twenty years.
Join us on Saturday morning as we get an in-depth look with exhibition curator, Melissa Buron. This lecture explores new scholarship on the artist, which demonstrates that even Tissot’s most ebullient society paintings reveal rich, complex commentary on nineteenth-century society, religion, fashion, and politics, rendering him worthy of reexamination today.
Melissa Buron is director of the Art Division at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. She graduated magna cum laude from Brown University (2005), where she earned a BA with honors in art history. She also holds an MA with distinction in art history from the University of London, Birkbeck College (2007), where she is currently enrolled as a Ph.D. candidate. Her contributions have supported more than twenty special exhibitions on subjects from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Her recent exhibitions included Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters (2018).
Saturdays are FREE for all SF Residents. No additional ticket required. Seating is limited and first-come, first-served.
Seating tickets will be distributed an hour before the talk begins in front of the theater.
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