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Lunch & Learn: The 19th-Century Sketch: Its Role and Audience


Thursday, June 3, 2010


12:00 PM–01:00 PM

Michelle Hagewood, Artist, Walters Senior Coordinator of Family Programs

What can sketches and preparatory drawings reveal about 19th Century artists?  Through audience discussion and her own research as an artist and educator, Michelle Hagewood will zoom in on the works of Jean-Léon Gérôme and Prosper Mérimée from the recently-acquired Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation drawings.  By guiding the audience in an experience of extended looking and personal insights, Hagewood will pursue the question of how these curious works of art are significant to the “bigger picture” and how we might understand them outside of their original 19th Century context.
Michelle Hagewood is a Sr. Education Coordinator at the Walters and is also currently an artist in residence at the Creative Alliance.
This event is part of our regular "Lunch & Learn" series. Join us on the first Thursday of each month. Bring your light lunch to the Walters' Graham Auditorium and hear lectures on a wide range of topics.