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Marie Laurencin: Guided Tour

Date: 20 Nov 2023, 10:00am - 1:30pm (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

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.

Nancy Gabel
Former President of the Alliance Française, Nancy spent her professional career teaching high school French and heading the Foreign Language
Department in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District where she became president of the tri-state chapter of the American Association of
Teachers of French. After retiring, she joined the board of Main Line School Night and served as president of the organization for several
years. Mrs. Gabel was a founder of the French International School in Bala Cynwyd, served as a board member and then also as president. In
2003, Nancy was named Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques, an honor bestowed by the French Government in recognition of her
contributions to the field of education as well as her efforts to promote the French language and culture in the United States.

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: Monday, November 20th
Time: 10:00am to 11:00am (FULL) OR 12:30pm to 1:30pm (FULL)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: at the Barnes Foundation
: French / English
Fee: $30

*Please note that the museum entrance fee gives you access to the Marie Laurencin guided tour with Nancy Gabel and also the rest of
the Barnes collection, which you can visit at your leisure (self-guided) the same day.

**Please note that both tours are FULL. If you would like to be added to our waiting list, please email us at alliance@afphila.com, thank you!

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