Thursday, July 12, 5–8 p.m.
Get ready for Bastille Day by experiencing French art in a fun, informal environment. A great opportunity to explore the Taft for the first time or introduce the Museum to your friends, this free program is geared toward adults and teens.
On the Menu
Stroll through the exhibition Old Masters to Impressionists: Three Centuries of French Painting from the Wadsworth Atheneum where curators will give 15-minute thematic talks.
5:15-5:30 p.m. Saints and Sinners
6-6:15 p.m. Princes and Paupers
6:45-7 p.m. French Fashion
7:30-7:45 p.m. Making an Impression
Purchase a Perrier or glass of wine before stepping into the Culture Café for a French cultural experience.
5:30-6 p.m. Exhibition Overview by Chief Curator Lynne Ambrosini
6:15-6:45 p.m. French Piano Music
7-7:30 p.m. Impressionism Video
Join a docent for an informal 10-minute conversation about paintings in the Taft collection by French artists also represented in the exhibition.
5:10-5:20 p.m. The Pond by Théodore Rousseau
5:40-5:50 p.m. A River Scene: The Ferry at Bonnières by Charles-Francois Daubigny
6:10-6:20 p.m. Mademoiselle Jeanne Gonin by J. A. D. Ingres
6:50-7 p.m. Souvenir of Riva: Evening Glow by Camille Corot
7:20-7:30 p.m. Landscape with Cattle by Jules Dupré
Try your hand at sketching a still life based on a painting by Odilon Redon.