The Ladd Lecture: Becoming Monet
Thursday, September 22
Amarillo College Concert Hall Theater
George Shackelford has written extensively about the art of Degas, Gaugin, van Gogh,and Monet. Becoming Monet will preview the exhibition he has organized for the Kimbell, Monet: The Early Years, which surveys the artist’s career from his first exhibition in 1858 to the flowering of Impressionism in 1872. The exhibition will feature loans from museums and private collections in Europe, Asia and the United States, some reunited for the first time since they left Monet’s studio more than a century ago. The focus on Monet and Impressionism is in anticipation of the upcoming exhibition Achievement in Art: The Collection of Montgomery H.W. Ritchie scheduled to open at AMoA in January of 2017.
The free lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the Amarillo College Concert Hall Theater and is sponsored by Mrs. Frank A. Ladd in memory of her husband Mr. Frank A. Ladd.
The AMoA Alliance is hosting a pre-lecture Cocktail Buffet at the Amarillo Museum of Art at 6 p.m. Reservations at $40 per person may be made by calling 806-371-5050.
Image shown: Claude Monet, Village Street, ca. 1869-71; Oil on canvas; Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis; Museum purchase from Cornelia Ritchie and Ritchie Trust No. 4 provided through a gift from the Moss Family Fund, 1996.2.6