Gloria Groom - December 3, 2012

Gloria Groom

Mary and David Winton Green Curator, Ninteenth-Century European Painting and Sculpture, The Art Institute of Chicago

"The School of Nature in French Art: From Realism to Impressionism"

8:00 PM Monday, December 03, 2012
Montana Theatre


3:10 PM Monday, December 03, 2012
Gallagher Business Building 123

Gloria will hold a seminar at the time listed above.

Gloria Groom received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin (1989) with a specialty in late l9th-century French painting.  During three years in Paris, she studied at the Université de la Sorbonne, UNESCO,  and Ecole du Louvre, in addition to interning at the Musée Picasso.  She came to the Art Institute in November 1984 as a research assistant for the popular exhibition A Day in the Country: Impressionism and the French Landscape (1984-1985).  Two years later, she worked on the exhibition The Art of Paul Gauguin (1986-1987) and wrote the catalogue for it.

Her book, Edouard Vuillard: Painter-Decorator, was published by Yale University Press in 1993.  Since then she has been involved as both curator and catalogue author for exhibitions on important French artists including: Redon (1994), Caillebotte (1995) Renoir (1998), Bonnard and Vuillard (2001) Manet (2003) Seurat (2004), Toulouse-Lautrec (2005) and the major loan exhibition held in New York, Chicago and Paris , entitled Cézanne to Picasso (2007).

An internationally acclaimed author, curator, and lecturer, she was awarded the title of Chevalier des arts et lettres by the French government in 2005 and Officier des arts et lettres in 2012. Her current projects include the organization of a major loan exhibition, Fashion, Impressionism and Modernity, which opened in Paris in the fall of 2012, and preparations towards an on-line scholarly and technical catalogue of the 19th-century collection.

In addition, that evening at 8:00 P.M. Dr. Groom will give a lecture in the Montana Theatre: “The School of Nature in French Art: From Realism to Impressionism.” She will comment on the artists and works seen in the exhibition Labor and Leisure: Impressionist and Realist Masterpieces from a Private Collection organized by the Montana Museum of Art and Culture. This will be a rare opportunity to hear a leading scholar speak about many of the great masterpieces of nineteenth-century French art, including works by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Léon-Augustin Lhermitte, and Jules Breton.