Marie Laurencin: Lecture

The Alliance celebrates the arrival of Marie Laurencin at The Barnes Foundation!

Two different activities: A lecture by Art Historian Terry Dolan and a guided tour of the exhibition Marie Laurencin:
Sapphic Paris with docent Nancy Gabel.

Register for both events and get a discount. Here’s how it works:

  1. Register for one of the two Marie Laurencin events (lecture or guided tour)
  2. Check for your email confirmation to find your discount code*
  3. Register for the second event (lecture or guided tour) and apply your discount code* at check out
  4. Bravo! You are now getting the full Marie Laurencin experience!

*Discount code non-transferable and only applicable when registering for both events.

Therese Dolan is Professor Emerita of Modern and Contemporary Art at Temple University. She is a modernist art historian
who specializes in nineteenth-century French and American art and has also published on contemporary art. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in
Art History from Bryn Mawr College, and her undergraduate degree in French from Mundelein College in Chicago. She has authored four books
including "Salut! France meets Philadelphia" (co-authored with Lynn Miller) which received the Athenaeum of Philadelphia 2020 Art and
Architecture Award in 2020. She is on the Advisory Board of the Barnes Foundation and a board member of the Alliance Française in

Extract from the Barnes Foundation website:
Beginning in the early 20th century, French artist Marie Laurencin (1883–1956) created a unique pictorial world that placed women at the
center of modern art. With a highly original painting style that defied categorization, she moved seamlessly between the male-dominated
cubist avant-garde, lesbian literary and artistic circles, and the realms of fashion, ballet, and decorative arts.

On view in the Roberts Gallery, this exhibition explores Laurencin’s career, from her self-portraits to her collaborative decorative
projects; from her early cubist paintings to her signature work—feminine and discreetly queer—that defined 1920s Paris. Presenting more than
50 works by Laurencin, it examines how her visualization of a “sapphic modernity” subtly but radically challenges existing narratives of
modern European art.


Date: Friday, November 17th
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Duration: 1 hour
Location: at the Alliance Française de Philadelphie OR on zoom
: English
Fee: $18 for AF members / $20 for non AF members

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