Pío Collivadino, Puente Victorino de la Plaza, c. 1920s, oil/canvas, 76 x 102 cm. Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano Isaac Fernández Blanco

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 1:30pm to Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 3:30pm

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Perelman Auditorium


How did a quintessentially French art movement like Impressionism become an international phenomenon and global success around the year 1900? Why were its attempts to condense representation so completely into the here and now, into an experiential moment, a flicker of light, and the material conditions of painting such a favorite with audiences of highly disparate nationalities, traditions, religions, political regimes, and imperial ambitions? Leading scholars explore Impressionism’s global reach at the turn of the twentieth century, focusing on the style’s infatuation with speed and commodity culture, mass travel, the telegraph, the moving image, and thus the complete re-organization of modern global time and space these innovations set in motion.
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE (Registration is free and open to the public, registration required, scroll down to Talks & Tours)

Friday, April 12, 1:30-5:00 p.m.
 / Saturday, April 13, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Keynote Panel: "The World of French Impressionism, or Impressionism Around the World?"

Friday, April 12, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby, University of California, Berkeley, and Christopher Riopelle, National Gallery, London, discuss the global politics of Impressionism.

Concluding Keynote Lecture: "Opposition is True Friendship"

Sunday, April 14, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
T. J. Clark, professor emeritus of Art History at University of California, Berkeley, gives a talk revisiting Impressionist artists Pissarro and Cézanne.
Presented in conjunction with "The Impressionist’s Eye."
Other presenters include Ahu Antmen, Katerina Atanassova, Katherine Bourguignon, Mark Castro, Hollis Clayson, Laura Malosetti Costa, Marine Kisiel, Anna Marley, Denise Murrell, Todd Porterfield, Nora Annesley Taylor, and Marnin Young.

This event is organized by André Dombrowski (University of Pennsylvania), Kathleen Foster and Jennifer Thompson (Philadelphia Museum of Art)
Please also click HERE for an affiliated event with T. J. Clark, Shira Brisman, and David Young Kim at The Barnes Foundation on Monday, April 15th, 6-8pm (Registration Required)
This program is sponsored by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Department of the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania, and has been supported, in part, by the University of Pennsylvania's Keith L. and Kathy Sachs Program in Contemporary Art, and by the Center for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Mary Cassatt, A Woman and A Girl Driving, 1881, oil/canvas, 89.7 x 130.5 cm. Philadelphia Museum of Art