EDOUARD MANET: PAINTER OF MODERN LIFE
Edouard Manet took on the conservative art world in Paris by painting modern life instead of accepted subjects of his time. By challenging the French academic system, Manet inspired Morisot, Renoir, Monet and other Impressionists. Art historian Jeff Mishur returns for this lecture, which anticipates the Art Institute of Chicago’s exhibit, “Manet and Modern Beauty,” which runs from May 26 to September 8. Learn about important works in Manet’s oeuvre, including Luncheon on the Grass and The Balcony and A Bar at the Folies-Bergère.