Museum Reads: An Art Themed Book Group

Curl up with this month's book selection and then join in the conversation.

November 18, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm At the Museum, or Virtually on Zoom

Moments of Joy: Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun: Including Excerpts from Souvenirs de Ma Vie, by Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, by Susan Franz

Join us for the last meeting in 2021 of Museum Reads, the Newport Art Museum’s Art-Themed book group for adults.

 

This book is a wonderful introduction to this great artist. Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, daughter of an artist, studied the masterworks of Rubens, Rembrandt and Van Dyck. While studying at France’s Academie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture, she made her way painting portraits, to include Marie Antoinette. Her detailed memoir recounts her travels as an independent woman and artist, with lively tales of meeting Catherine the Great, the hazards of painting sessions with live eagles and her sharp observations of daily life in post-revolutionary France and pre-revolutionary Russia.

Book group this month will meet on Zoom. 

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This event is made possible by your support of the Annual Fund.

This event is made possible by your support of the Annual Fund.