Art-history scholar Louise Cella Caruso will present a free visual-art lecture, “Musée d’Orsay, Paris” on Thursday, May 22 at 1:30 PM in the Large Meeting Room. Discover the unique transition from train station to art museum and its collection during this illustrated talk.
The 1898 Beaux-Arts railway station Gare d'Orsay was silenced in 1939 due to short platforms unsuitable for longer trains. Originally constructed for the Universal Exposition of 1900, it now houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces in the world, by painters including Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin, and Van Gogh.
Louise Cella Caruso has made numerous presentations throughout the tri-state area. Her background combines bio-nutrition, certification in art-and-antique appraising, and a degree in communication. She has continued research at museums in the United States and Europe, such as The Metropolitan and Philadelphia Museums of Art, The Prado, Louvre, Uffizi, and more.
This public program is funded by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library. Garden City residents will be given priority by presenting their GCPL cards at the meeting-room door. Non-residents will be accommodated on a space-available basis 10 minutes before showtime. No saved seats. Parking is limited. No tickets are required.