A Closer Look

The popular gallery talks are back, now in a virtual format! 

A Closer Look is open to everyone curious about art! Glenn Tomlinson, William Randolph Hearst Curator of Education, and Kate Faulkner, Associate Curator of Education for Public Programs, host these virtual sessions on Zoom, inviting participants to look closely at a single artwork in the Norton’s Collection. We discuss the artwork, its potential meanings, and participants’ viewpoints.

Tuesday, June 1 / 1pm

Georges Rouault, The Judges, 1947

This exciting recent acquisition adds another dimension to the Museum’s collection of modern French art. Georges Rouault has not earned as much attention in recent years as some of his famous peers. However, as an artist exhibiting alongside Matisse in 1905, he received the same critical rebuke when his work was dubbed wild or fauvist. His brilliant color and strong outlines, reminiscent of his apprenticeship with a stained-glass artist, were too bold for the painting salons at the turn of the century. In time, however, and through his humanistic characterizations of modern life, he enjoyed success beginning in the 1930s. Painted after World War II, The Judges provides an opportunity to explore this artist’s work in relation to the arc of his career, as well as the painting’s subject matter and its contemporary resonance.


 Registration Opening April 19

Attending This Event
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This Program will not be recorded and distributed.
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Support for this program was provided by the Maurer Family Fund for Arts Education.