Lectures and Talks

The Gallery's public lectures, classes and discussion groups presented by artists, curators, art historians, critics and collectors are springboards for understanding and appreciating the world of art and visual culture, for exchanging ideas and for debating issues. These events take many forms, ranging from traditional slide presentations to informal artists' talks in the galleries. They bring renowned scholars, critics and artists to Vancouver, setting local art and artists in an international framework and drawing together some of the brightest minds of our time.

For more information please call 604.662.4700

Visionary Partner for Art Education:
Ji Ping Bai

TUE 7-8:30 PM
Room 4East
in the Gallery
Sophie Barthélémy
French Moderns: Monet to Matisse 1850-1950

Join Sophie Barthélémy, Director of Musée des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux, France, for a discussion about the work of artist Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and his life-long friendship with Fauvist painter Albert Marquet (1875-1947).

$10 Members | $15 General Admission | $12 Seniors and Students


Sophie Barthélémy has been the Director of the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux, France, since 2014. Prior to this appointment, she held positions at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Dijon and the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Quimper. Barthélémy has organized many exhibitions of nineteenth- and twentieth-century French painting.

Image: Henri Matisse, Flowers, 1906, oil on canvas, Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Marion Gans Pomeroy, Photo: Brooklyn Museum

APR 30
Room 4East
in the Gallery
Lisa Small
French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850–1950

Join Lisa Small, Senior Curator, European Art at the Brooklyn Museum, to discuss the emergence of modernism in nineteenth-century France, as well as key movements in art that emerged in and around Paris between 1850 and 1950 and quickly became part of the dominant Western canon.

Free for Members or with Gallery admission. Registration recommended.

*Please note that registration for this event is now at capacity. An in-person waitlist will begin one hour prior to the event. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please join us at the Gallery on Tuesday, April 30 at 6 PM. We will attempt to accommodate as many attendees as possible. All registrants must arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the event to ensure their seat.

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Lisa Small was appointed Senior Curator, European Art at the Brooklyn Museum in 2017, after joining them in 2011 as Curator of Exhibitions. Small co-curated the travelling exhibition French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850–1950 (2017) and has coordinated presentations of Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern (2017), The Rise of Sneaker Culture (2015), The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk (2013) and Jean-Michel Othoniel: My Way (2012) at the Brooklyn Museum. Previously, she was Senior Curator of Exhibitions at the American Federation of Arts and a curator at the Dahesh Museum of Art. Small has taught art history and the history of photography at Hunter College, Brooklyn College and the School of Visual Arts.

Image credit: Berthe Morisot, Madame Boursier and Her Daughter, c. 1873, oil on canvas, Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 29.30, Photo: Sarah DeSantis, Brooklyn Museum

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