Art Institute of Chicago presents: Conversation: Gloria Groom and Harriet Stratis on Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin. Mahana no atua (Day of the God), 1894. The Art Institute of Chicago, Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection.  © The Art Institute of Chicago

CHICAGO – As part of their Public Programme offerings for the summer, the Art Institute of Chicago will be hosting a gallery talk focusing on the work of French post-impressionist artist Paul Gauguins.
The talk will be presented by Gloria Groom, chair of European painting and sculpture and David and Mary Winton Green Curator, and conservator Harriet Stratis. The pair will discuss Gauguin’s career-spanning experiments, presenting him as a consummate craftsman whose transmutations of the ordinary yielded new and remarkable forms.
The Art Institute of Chicago’s conservation department is routinely involved in conservation research with conservation science having played an increasing important role in art conservation in recent years with the aim of gaining a deeper understanding of the material nature of art objects and of artists' techniques and studio practices.
The talk was made possible by the Mickie Silverstein Endowed Fund

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