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February 15, 2024
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


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Virtual: Creative Couples of Paris -- Elisabeth Le Brun & Elizabeth Gardner

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Élisabeth Le Brun, the renown court painter to Marie Antoinette, was forced to flee into exile for 12 years during the French Revolution, while her husband remained in Paris to become a curator of Napoleon’s Museum, formerly the Louvre. Elizabeth Gardner, an American artist from New Hampshire, also painted in Paris, but 80 years after Le Brun and, after a 17-year engagement, married the leading French academic painter in Paris, William Bouguereau. Explore how each of their artistic lives reflected the historic events of their time.

Led by Martha Chiarchiaro, owner of Seeing History, who has brought history to life through the art of the times for more than 30 years. She received her Masters’ degree in the History of Art from Williams College and provides a variety of art history presentations at the Worcester Art Museum, the Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE), libraries, senior centers, and garden clubs.

RECORDING NOTE: This program will be recorded. All registrants will receive the recording via email within 48 hours of the program.

Please register for this event and you'll receive the link in the confirmation and reminder emails - make sure to check your spam folder for them. The email will be coming from Zoom. 

This virtual event is hosted by the Tewksbury Public Library and a collaboration between the several Massachusetts and New Hampshire libraries.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.

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