Summer Art History Lecture Series with Rebecca Albiani

Art History Lectures with Rebecca Albiani

Tuesday, July 24 – Tuesday, July 24, 2018
11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Frye Auditorium

Advance tickets are no longer available online.
Please see below for individual lecture ticketing policy.
Questions? 206 432 8200

This 4-day lecture series will complement the Frye's summer exhibition Towards Impressionism: Landscape Painting from Corot to Monet. It will briefly examine the development of landscape painting prior to the 19th century, the influential career of Camille Corot (1796-1875), and Corot's interaction with the younger generation of artists known as the Barbizon School. The series will take a deep dive into the Barbizon School through study of other landscape painters such as Charles Daubigny and Henri Harpignies, peasant painter Jean-Francois Millet, and animal painters Antoine-Louis Barye and Charles Jacque, as well as the Honfleur Circle centered around Eugene Boudin in Normandy. To end, the series will assess how Monet’s work emerged from the Barbizon and Honfleur schools and developed in concert with that of Sisley, Pissarro, and Renoir.


Tuesday, July 24: Introduction – Camille Corot
Wednesday, July 25: The Barbizon School Part I
Thursday, July 26: The Barbizon School Part II – The Honfleur Circle
Friday, July 27: Monet and Early Impressionism


Rebecca Albiani has been an arts lecturer at the Frye Art Museum since 1997. She was a Graduate Lecturing Fellow at Washington’s National Gallery and a Fulbright Scholar in Venice. She received an MA from Stanford University and a BA from the University of California, Berkeley.

Henri-Joseph Harpignies. De Saint-Privé à Bléneau: souvenir de l'Yonne (View from Saint-Privé towards Bléneau: Memory of the Yonne), 1885. Oil on canvas. © Musée des Beaux-Arts, Reims, Legacy Henry Vasnier. Photo: C. Devleeschauwer


Tickets to individual lectures may be available the day of the lecture on a space-available basis. The cost is $30 for members, and $45 for nonmembers. Standby is first-come, first-served, one hour prior to the lecture.


In the event that all tickets have been reserved for a paid program, standby numbers will be distributed at the Visitor Services desk on a first-come, first-served basis beginning one hour prior to the program. Should seats become available, numbers will be called out in front of the auditorium fifteen minutes before the program begins and remaining tickets will be sold.


Continuing education clock hours are available to educators through Seattle Pacific University (SPU). Payments for fees are paid directly to SPU online. Students will receive a link to register via email one week before the first day of the lecture series. The cost is $50 for 1 credit, $20 for 10 clock hours. Courses taken for credit or clock hours through SPU may not be repeated.