Lightner Museum Lecture: Chasing Degas
Thursday, May 2, 2019, 6 - 8 p.m. at Lightner Museum
The Lightner Museum will host a lecture by the collector and curator Robert Flynn Johnson who is responsible for creating the Museum's special exhibit, "Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist." This talk, entitled "Chasing Degas: My Four Decades Collecting This Artist and His Circle," will explore the details of building this collection.
Robert Flynn Johnson was a professor and curator of collections with the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts and the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco for more than 40 years. His passion for collecting works by Degas continued undiminished throughout that time, and this special exhibit is the result.
“Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist” offers a rare look at over 100 original works on paper by Edgar Degas and his circle of friends, and will be on view at the Lightner Museum from April 12 through June 16, 2019. The exhibit has been assembled from the private collection of curator Robert Flynn Johnson and is touring under the auspices of Landau Traveling Exhibitions with Denenberg Fine Arts. The collection includes more than 50 works by Degas himself, as well as a varied collection of prints, photographs, monotypes, and drawings created by Degas's friends, including works by Mary Cassatt, Alfred Stevens, Paul Cézanne, and Camille Pissarro.
A fully illustrated catalog written by Degas scholar and Curator of the Royal Academy of Art Ann Dumas will accompany the exhibit.
Admission: Tickets for the "Chasing Degas" lecture are $25.00 ($20.00 for Museum members). Visit here for more information and to purchase tickets.
When: Thursday, May 2, 2019, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Lightner Museum is located at 75 King Street in the historic district of St. Augustine.