Art speaks. We listen.

January 26-27  |  February 9-10  |  March 2-3  |  March 30-31 

This longtime lecture series returns to the Norton once again. Previously available only as a subscription series, ArtSpeaks returns in 2023 with more options and greater reach to our communities. 

Tickets: $55 / $45 for Members*

Each ticket purchase includes:

  • One seat to the lecture in the Museum's Stiller Auditorium.
  • Access to special deals at the Restaurant.
  • Gifts for Museum members.*
  • Guest tickets include General Museum Admission.

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ArtSpeaks / Curating Cézanne with Gloria Groom

Thursday, February 9 / 1PM

Gloria Groom, co-curator of the Cézanne exhibition which opened in Chicago in May 2022 and will be shown at the Tate Modern, London through March 12, will offer an insider's view of organizing an exhibition devoted to this challenging artist, who remains the odd man out of the Impressionists' circle, and yet, whose paintings were  collected by Monet, Pissarro, Degas and later Matisse and Picasso who revered him as  "the greatest of us all."  

Internationally acclaimed scholar and author on 19th Century French paintings, Gloria Groom is currently Chair of Painting and Sculpture of Europe and the David and Mary Winton Green Curator at The Art Institute of Chicago.  Since joining the museum in 1985, she has been involved in numerous major monographic exhibitions, including Manet and Modern Beauty (2019), Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist (2017), and Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity (2013). Along with Caitlin Haskell, she is co-curator of the full-career retrospective, Cézanne. 

Gloria Groom, Chair of Painting and Sculpture, David and Mary Winton Green Curator, Art Institute of Chicago