Lowell Lecture

Curated Conversations: French Pastels: Treasures from the Vault

Date & Time

Dec. 16, 2018 at 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.


Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115
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Julia Welch, curatorial research fellow, Art of Europe

Presenting Organization

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


The Arts

Join Julia Welch, curatorial research fellow, Art of Europe, to discover some of the MFA’s pastel masterworks by artists including Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Jean-François Millet, Claude Monet, and Camille Pissarro on view “French Pastels: Treasures from the Vault.” During the late 19th century, avant-garde artists in France and beyond utilized innovative techniques in the versatile medium of pastel to capture fleeting effects of light and weather, and impressions of people and places in the modern world.