Topics available for tours and presentations at the David Owsley Museum of Art include:
Art Before Impressionism Before impressionism, 19th-century painting was dominated by various forms of romanticism and realism. This talk examines examples of all three styles.
An Early Spring: Roses and Other Botanical Prints by Pierre Joseph Redoute Considered the most important botanical artist who ever lived, Pierre Joseph Redoute created hundreds of works in his lifetime. The museum of art houses numerous Redoute prints, which are the subject of this talk.
"Isms": Movements in 19th-Century Art This talk distinguishes neoclassicism from realism, romanticism from impressionism, and a few other "isms" in the 19th century.
French Landscape Before Monet Examines Barbizon and other landscape painters who served as an early inspiration to the French impressionists.
Introduction to Impressionism Although their colorful and light-filled canvases are widely loved today, the impressionists had a rocky start. An overview of the impressionists and their groundbreaking work is the subject of this talk.
Degas' Sculpture and the Museum's Bronze This talk focuses on the museum's Degas bronze Femme Enceinte in the context of the work of this impressionist master.
Impressionism: The Americans This talk examines impressionism in America at the turn of the century, focusing on the work of Childe Hassam.
The Jewelry and Glass of Rene Lalique From his art nouveau jewelry to his decorative glass in the art deco style, this talk focuses on the work of this master of design.
The Fractured Figure in Modern Art Modern artists have manipulated the human figure in a variety of ways. This talk will examine these figural distortions in the museum's modern painting and sculpture.
Abstraction in the 20th Century From cubism to abstract expressionism, this talk focuses on some of the various forms of abstract art presented in the museum's collection.
Looking at Abstract Expressionist Painting This talk demystifies some of the motivations and goals of the mid-20th-century American artists known as the abstract expressionists.
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