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  • Friday’s keynote lecture and Saturday’s symposium programming can be attended together or as stand-alone events. Each day’s programming is ticketed separately to allow for this flexibility. Entry into the exhibition on Friday evening and Saturday is included with the purchase of a ticket to Saturday’s symposium programming.

    Tickets are available through MetroTix or at the Information Centers at the Museum. A service fee applies to tickets purchased through MetroTix.

  • French Landscape at the Margins of Survival

    Thomas Crow, Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

    Barbizon painters often celebrate France as an integral nation, its urban sophistication buttressed by the abiding continuities of the countryside. But one need not search far for motifs showing just how precarious and desperate rural life could be.

    This lecture can be attended as a stand-alone event or in conjunction with the Saturday symposium programming. See Symposium Ticketing for details.

    Friday, April 17, 7 pm
    The Farrell Auditorium
    $10 ($5 for Members and students)

    This keynote lecture is presented in partnership with the Department of Art History and Archaeology, Washington University, St. Louis.

  • The symposium will explore the often overlooked formal and political radicalism of Millet’s work through expert lectures including:

    “A Blind Revolutionary”?: Millet at the Paris Salon in the 1860s

    Simon Kelly, curator and head of department of modern and contemporary art, Saint Louis Art Museum

    “We do not live apart”: Millet, John Berger and the Radical Politics of Rural life 

    Maura Coughlin, professor of visual studies, Bryant University, Smithfield, Rhode Island

    Millet, Van Gogh, and Later Realism

    Marnin Young, associate professor and chair of art history, Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University

    Millet on their Minds: Fin-de-siècle Artists Respond to the Legacy of the “Peasant-Painter”

    Bradley Fratello, professor, design, visual and performing arts department, St. Louis Community College, Meramec


    Michael Taylor, chief curator and deputy director for art and education, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

    Additional speaker information will be updated periodically.

    Saturday, April 18, 10 am–4:30 pm
    The Farrell Auditorium
    $55 / $45 for Members / $15 for students

  • Friday, April 17, 5–7 pm

    Symposium registration and check-in for preregistered attendees

    During this time guests are invited to visit Millet and Modern Art: From Van Gogh to Dalí (entry included with Saturday symposium badge) and enjoy a cash bar and live music in Sculpture Hall.

    Saturday, April 18, 10 am

    Symposium registration and check-in for preregistered attendees will take place in the Auditorium Lobby.

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