Lecture: The Art of the TableSaturday, November 17 | 2:30 pm
East Building, Museum Auditorium
Free; ticket from Box Office required
The Museum welcomes Thomas Michie to talk about the decorative objects in the exhibition Still-Life Masterpieces. Michie, the senior curator of decorative arts and sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, discusses “art of the table” in fine dining in the 18th and 19th centuries, the impact of scientific knowledge and naturalism on ceramics, and the emphasis on personal narratives and found objects in contemporary art.
Paul Cézanne, Fruit and Jug on a Table, circa 1890–94, oil on canvas, 12 3/4 x 16 in., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Bequest of John T. Spaulding, Photograph © 2012 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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November 17, 2012