Afternoon Salon

Diego Rivera and the School of Paris: Émigré Artists in the City of Light

The Flower Vendor (Girl with Lilies), 1941
Diego Rivera
Mexican, 1886-1957
Oil on masonite
48 x 48 in. (121.9 x 121.9 cm)
Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Mr. Cary Grant
P.1980.2.3
© 2012 Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Diego Rivera and the School of Paris: Émigré Artists in the City of Light

Date: Sunday, July 15, 2012
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Staff Educator
Type: Afternoon Salon

Join a Museum educator on select Sunday afternoons for a dynamic discussion of art. This summer’s Afternoon Salons examine influences: cultural, natural and artistic. From ancient to modern times, works of art are overt or covert transmitters of influence. Consider how the international milieu of Paris at the turn of the 20th century fostered artistic growth; how cultural, moral and symbolic meaning can be imbued by flora; and how trade impacts culture.

Learn about the émigré artists who moved to Paris at the turn of the 20th century. Artists such as Diego Rivera, Pablo Picasso and Amedeo Modigliani overcame derogatory labels by French art critics, demonstrating the energetic creativity that resulted from the cross-cultural and artistic exchange taking place in Paris before World War I.


Meets in Entrance Gallery | Free with admission | Limited to 20 participants. Please sign up at the Information Desk no later than 15 minutes prior to each session.