Salon Thursdays 2014

Free-to-the-Public Events Drive Discussion of 19th Century Art

The Dahesh Museum of Art will celebrate its third year of providing free lectures to the public with its popular Salon Thursdays events, slated to start November 6, 2014.  Salon Thursdays are completely free to the public, and start at 6:30 PM.  They are conducted in the Dahesh Museum of Art Gift Shop located at 145 Sixth Avenue, on the corner of Dominick Street, one block south of Spring Street.  The events are wheelchair accessible.

Since opening its Gift Shop and offices in 2012, the Dahesh has used the new location as a home for Salon Thursdays lectures, featuring both history and insight from leading arts scholars.

The initial line-up for the next series of Salon Thursdays events includes:

• November 6 – Seth Gopin will talk about Flemish-French artist Jean Baptiste Vanmour (1671–1737), who traveled East in the entourage of Marquis Charles de Ferriol, the French ambassador to Constantinople (Istanbul) to paint life in the Ottoman Empire.

• December 4 – Peter Trippi, an independent art historian of the 19th-century academic tradition, will discuss celebrated artist Charles Bargue (1826/1827–1883), who devised the drawing course used by generations of artists, including Pablo Picasso and Vincent Van Gough.

• February 5 – Historian Galina Mardilovich employs her recent findings in Russia to discuss the tradition of Russian Print Making.

• March 5 – Christie’s Polly Satori will discuss the state of the current and historical art market for 19th-century art, and how taste-makers affect critical appraisal and price.

• April 2 – Scholars Petra Chu, Pat Mainardi, and Sally Webster review the state of research into 19th-Century Art History, and explain why the era is enjoying a critical reassessment.

• May 7 – Roberto Ferrari reveals the story of Jewish artists in Victorian London with a special focus on the lives of artists Abraham, Rebecca, and Simeon Solomon.

“Salon Thursdays events feed the public’s growing interest in the 19th-century artistic tradition,” said J. David Farmer, Director of Exhibitions.  “More and more people are embracing art that has a human connection and narrative point of view.”