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Cultural Discoveries with Olivier Bernier—In Their Own Image

For Members with Opening Nights and Patrons Sold Out

Olivier Bernier, author

This class is sold out.

Great artists reach for the truth, especially in portraits. Self-portraits test all their skills as it is themselves, their most secret being, that they must reveal. As we go from Rubens in the 17th century to Picasso in the 20th, we will see not just who these great painters really were, but also how they were shaped by their times.

Five Wednesdays, 10:15 am–12:15 pm

October 18
Rubens and the Joys of Success

October 25
Rembrandt and the Rise of Anguish

November 1
Cézanne and the Travails of Renewal

November 8
Van Gogh and the Search for Inner Truth

November 15
Picasso and the Courage of Truth

This program led by critically acclaimed author and historian Olivier Bernier includes a light breakfast, a lecture in the Douglas Dillon Boardroom, and a gallery tour. The last class on November 15 includes a special luncheon in the Balcony Lounge to conclude the series.

Space is limited. Please call the Membership Office at 212-650-2356 to register.

Above: Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). Self-Portrait with a Straw Hat (detail), 1887. Oil on canvas, 16 x 12 1/2 in. (40.6 x 31.8 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876–1967), 1967 (67.187.70a)

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