Art Talk Live: Jean Frédéric Bazille’s Summer Scene


Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 12:30pm to 1:00pm



French painter Jean Frédéric Bazille’s Summer Scene is one of the most iconic—and most enigmatic—paintings in the Harvard Art Museums collections. Join curator A. Cassandra Albinson as she traces this work’s history—from its making and its reception during Bazille’s lifetime to the painting’s final journey from France to Cambridge, in the summer of 1937.

Led by:
A. Cassandra Albinson, Margaret S. Winthrop Curator of European Art, and Head, Division of European and American Art

This talk will take place online via Zoom. Free admission, but registration is required. To register, please complete this online form.

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Art Talks Live are presented via Zoom every other Tuesday at 12:30pm (ET) and offer an up-close look at works from our collections with our team of curators, conservators, fellows, and graduate students.

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