Musée d'Orsay: Impressionnism(s) : new projects

Impressionnism(s) : new projects

 Claude Monet devant sa maison de Giverny [Claude Monet in front of his House at Giverny]
 Paris, musée d'Orsay
AnonymousClaude Monet in front of his House at Giverny© Musée d'Orsay, dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt
This symposium intends to establish a panorama of the current research on Parisian art in the 1860s and Impressionism, but also to make the most recent interpretative work available to the public.
Chronologically, it covers the "new painting" (Duranty), i.e. the generation that imposed itself around Manet under the Second Empire. Intellectually, these two days welcome all interpretations, provided that they follow a process of historical objectivation. Finally, they will be an opportunity to present the exhibition projects that the Musée d'Orsay will organise over the next few years.

10 - 11 December 2009
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Unlimited free entry through Gate C
Simultaneous translation

  • 9.30am: General introduction by Guy Cogeval, President of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Manet and the New Painting

    Session chaired by Stéphane Guégan, Musée d'Orsay, Paris
  • 10am: Manet and the Ethics of Realism, by Nancy Locke, Penn State University, Philadelphia
  • 10.20am: A propos des Gitants [About The Gitans], by Laurence des Cars, France Museum, Paris
  • 10.40am: Discussion and break
  • 11.20am: Manet / Velazquez: Evaluation of an Exhibition, by Gary Tinterow, The Metropolitan Museum, New York
  • 11.40am: Strums the Word: Manet's Spanish Singer, by Therese Dolan, Temple University, Philadelphia
  • 12pm: Discussion and conclusion
Thu 10 December 2009 - 09h30
Musée d'Orsay

Auditorium, level -2

Territories and Fronteers

  • Session chaired by John House, Courtauld Institute, London
  • 2.50pm : Degas's letters: Confirmations and Revelations, by Theodore Reff, Columbia University, New York
  • 3.10pm: Degas and the Nude: Planning for an Exhibition, by George T. M. Shackelford, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • 3.30pm : Discussion and break
  • 4.10pm : Pissarro and the Paradoxes of Memory, by Joachim Pissarro, Hunter College of CUNY, New York
  • 4.30pm: Gauguin versus Pissarro, by Richard Brettell, University of Texas, Dallas
  • 4.50pm: The "Crisis" of Impressionism, by Jane Mayo Roos, Hunter College of CUNY, New York
  • 5.10pm: Fashion versus clothes in early Impressionism, by Gloria Groom, Art Institute of Chicago
  • 17h30 : Discussion and conclusion
Thu 10 December 2009 - 14h30
Musée d'Orsay

Auditorium level -2


  • Session chaired by Sylvie Patry, Musée d'Orsay, Paris
  • 9.50am : The 1870s: Large-scale works and The New Painting, by Colin Bailey, The Frick Collection, New York
  • 10.10am : Looking at Touch: Renoir's "crisis" of the 1880s, by Martha Lucy, The Barnes Foundation, Merion
  • 10.30am: Travelling Renoir (the 1880s), by Christopher Riopelle, The National Gallery, Londres
  • 10.50am: Connaissance de Renoir [Knowing Renoir], by Augustin de Butler, Paris
  • 11h10 : Discussion and conclusion
Fri 11 December 2009 - 09h30
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2


  • Session chaired by Richard Thomson, University of Edinburgh
  • 14h20 : Le catalogue raisonné des peintures : un supplément [The Catalogue risonné: a Supplement], by Joseph Baillio, The Wildenstein Institute, Paris
  • 2.40pm: Monet and Commercial Strategy, by Simon Kelly, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
  • 3pm: Reflections on Monet's late work, by Paul Hayes Tucker, University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • 3.20pm: Discussion and break
  • 4pm: Only an Eye? Monet's Unexplored Mind, by Richard Kendall, The Clark Institute, Williamstown
  • 4.20pm: Claude Monet au Panthéon : une plaidoirie [Claude Monet at the Panthéon: a Plea], by Guy Wildenstein, The Wildenstein Institute, Paris
  • 16h40 : Monet de 1980 à 2010 [Monet from 1980 to 2010], by Sylvie Patin, Musée d'Orsay, Paris
  • 17h : Discussion and conclusion
Fri 11 December 2009 - 14h30
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

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