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Gloria Groom: "Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity"

Event Type: Adult Program
Date: 7/11/2013
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
 Explore the fascinating relationship between art and fashion during the late 19th century when Art Curator Gloria Groom shares stories and photographs from the exhibit titled "Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity" at The Art Institute of Chicago. The exhibit, which opens in Chicago June 26 and continues through Sept. 22, 2013, features nearly 80 paintings by Impressionist masters such as Caillebotte, Degas, Manet, Renoir, and Seurat.

Gloria Groom is The Mary and David Winton Green Curator of Nineteenth Century European Painting and Sculpture for The Art Institute of Chicago.

An internationally acclaimed lecturer, scholar, and author on 19th Century French painting, Gloria Groom holds a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin and graduate certificate from the Ecole du Louvre, Paris.

Gloria Groom's current exhibition project and catalogue, "Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity," has enjoyed record crowds at the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, where it opened in September 2012 and at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, where it will close on May 22. Its last stop is Art Institute of Chicago. An unabashed Francophile, Dr. Groom was conferred the award, "Chevalier des arts et letters" by the French government in 2005.

Gloria Groom is a long-time resident of Oak Park.
Library: Oak Park Public Library Main Branch
Location: Second Floor - Veterans Room
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