Calendar of Events

Gallery Talk: Whistler’s “Alone with the Tide” with Matthew Hargraves and Erin Monroe
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Gallery Talk: Whistler’s "Alone with the Tide" with Matthew Hargraves and Erin Monroe

American artist James McNeill Whistler divided his time between Paris and London throughout his career. In the autumn of 1861, he spent three months on the coast of northern France to recover from illness. While there, he painted his first ever seascape, Alone with the Tide, which he later renamed The Coast of Brittany. Listen in as curator Erin Monroe, Krieble Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, and Director Dr. Matthew Hargraves explore the meaning and story behind Whistler’s powerful composition. Free with museum admission. Meet in front of the Museum Shop.   

Music in the Galleries: Vera Meyer and the Glass Harmonica
Dec 17 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

A musical instrument made of glass? Explore the contemporary glass art on view in Fired Up: Glass Today as Vera Meyer performs an informal concert on the glass harmonica, a musical instrument developed by Benjamin Franklin. Free with museum admission.