Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree's collection of the famous landscape painter's work will be on display; a reception will feature live music.

When: Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, Adams Ctr., Westmont College, 955 La Paz Rd., Santa Barbara

Cost: Free

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Event, Museum (ongoing)


The works of Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, the most influential French landscape painter in the late 19th century, will be displayed in the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art from Jan. 31-March 23. A free, public reception for the exhibition, “Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot: The Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree Collection in the Context,” will feature live French music Thursday, Jan. 31, from 4-6 p.m. at the museum.

Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree has donated 10 paintings, 12 lithographs and a drawing by Corot to the exhibition. The museum will also feature works on loan from Michael Armand Hammer, Robert and Chris Emmons, Howard and Roberta Ahmanson, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and other prestigious collections that place Lady Ridley-Tree’s works into the context of nineteenth century art.

Judy L. Larson, director of the museum and curator of the exhibition, has worked with a team of scholars to produce a 150-page catalog that includes essays by Larson, Amy Kurlander, a Corot scholar from Houston; Charlene Garfinkle, secretary of the Association of Historians of American Art, and entries by Laura diZerega, a UC Santa Barbara graduate student, and Brandon Waybright, Westmont museum outreach and education coordinator.

Three experts will speak at a symposium, “Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot: Conversations about Connoisseurship,” Saturday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon in Winter Hall’s Darling Foundation Lecture Hall (Room 210) at Westmont. The talk includes Kurlander, Scott Allan, associate curator at the Getty Museum, and Jill Newhouse, a New York gallery owner and editor of a definitive catalog on Corot’s drawings.

Phone: 805-555-6051

Event posted Jan. 2, 2013
Last updated Jan. 2, 2013


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