William Bouguereau: Schedule of Events

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Following are programs planned in conjunction with the exhibition "In the Studios of Paris: William Bouguereau & His American Students." Unless otherwise noted, they are free with exhibition admission.

Today -- 6-8 p.m., opening reception ($25; $20 members, students; reservations recommended).

Fridays -- 2 p.m., Gallery Talks, by various members of the Frick staff who choose an aspect of the exhibition to highlight.

Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays -- 2 p.m., docent-led tours.

Aug. 22 -- 7 p.m., lecture, "William Bouguereau -- The Perfect Painter," by Eric Zafran, Ph.D., Susan Morse Hilles curator of European art, Wadsworth Atheneum and authority on 19th-century academic painting in France ($10; $8 members, teachers, students; registration recommended).

Sept. 1 -- 11-11:45 a.m., "ArtKids: Easy as ABC," participants learn about line, shape, color and texture, then find their own expression.

Sept. 11 -- 7-9 p.m., "Gallery Talk: Conversations and Cocktails -- Bouguereau and His Students Meet Wilkins and Roark," with David Wilkins, professor emeritus, University of Pittsburgh, and Elisabeth Roark, assistant professor of art and art history, Chatham University. The professors discuss the works of Bouguereau and his students, and reflect on their own personal experiences as teacher and student, in this gallery evening and soiree of light hors d'oeuvres and Le Chateau Cardillo cocktail ($20; $15 members, teachers; registration recommended, space is limited).

Oct. 3 -- Noon, "Evangeline," the 1929 film by director Edwin Carewe. Black and white tinted, 87 minutes, partially silent. Shown on DVD.

--Frick Art & Historical Center


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