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The Alliance Française of Cincinnati, in partnership with the Cincinnati Art Museum, is pleased to announce an art lecture THE TRAIN THAT RAN THROUGH MONET’S GARDEN with Dr. James H. Rubin

SUNDAY APRIL 1, 2012 at 2:00-4:00 pm with Reception to Follow

Monet’s property was cut in half by train tracks. Join James H. Rubin is professor of Art History at Stony Brook, the State University of New York as he explores the role of the railroad in Monet’s painting, its effects for the Water Lilies, and how it can help us understand them in new ways. The theme of this talk will be the dialogue between connectedness and separation in Monet’s life, in the design and uses of his property, and in the dual nature of the artwork itself.


$10 Art Museum Members, AF Members, students & seniors; $20 non-members.

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Speaker Biography

James H. Rubin is professor of Art History at Stony Brook, the State University of New York. He is a dual French and American citizen, with degrees from Yale, Harvard and the Sorbonne in Paris. His specialty is eighteenth and nineteenth century European painting, on which he has published over 60 articles and essays and 10 books. His focus is primarily on the French artists Courbet, Manet, the Impressionists, and Cézanne. Of his ten books, the most widely read are Courbet (Art and Ideas); Impressionism (Art and Ideas), Impressionist Cats and Dogs: Pets in the Painting of Modern Life; Impressionism and the Modern Landscape: Productivity, Technology and Urbanization from Manet to Van Gogh; and his latest book, a comprehensive monograph on the painter Edouard Manet entitled Manet: Initial M, hand and eye.

Details of This Past Event
Date: April 01, 2012
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Cincinnati Art Museum
Cincinnati, OH
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