National Gallery of Art: Impressionism Tour
– FREE Livestream Program –
by Washington DC History & Culture
Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Travel with us to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC for a virtual/online tour of their amazing Impressionism collection hosted by an independent art expert.
Some of the artists we will be discussing include ….
Vincent Van Gogh
and many more!
Your host for this program is Robert Kelleman, the founder/director of the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture. Robert earned an art history degree from the University of Michigan, spent the first two years of his career at the Detroit Institute of Arts and has visited several dozen art museums throughout the world.
This program is not affiliated with the National Gallery of Art – it is presented by Washington, DC History & Culture – and your host is not employed by the museum.
The National Gallery of Art, and its attached Sculpture Garden, is a national art museum in Washington, D.C., located on the National Mall, between 3rd and 9th Streets, at Constitution Avenue NW. Open to the public and free of charge, the museum was privately established in 1937 for the American people by a joint resolution of the United States Congress. Andrew W. Mellon donated a substantial art collection and funds for construction. The Gallery’s collection of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, medals, and decorative arts traces the development of Western Art from the Middle Ages to the present, including the only painting by Leonardo da Vinci in the Americas and the largest mobile created by Alexander Calder.
Impressionism is a 19th-century art movement characterized by relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities (often accentuating the effects of the passage of time), ordinary subject matter, inclusion of movement as a crucial element of human perception and experience, and unusual visual angles. Impressionism originated with a group of Paris-based artists whose independent exhibitions brought them to prominence during the 1870s and 1880s.
This educational and entertaining program is open to all regardless of age, geographic location, etc. and since it is an online/virtual event via Zoom you can connect from anywhere in the world.
This is a FREE program – voluntary donations accepted to support our non-profit community programs.
Zoom events have a limit on the number of people that can participate and therefore the event may “sell-out” once a certain number of registrations has been reached.
Zoom Connection Link Will Be Emailed:
Login info will emailed approximately 8-24 hours prior to the event to those that registered through the Eventbrite.com (link via Facebook) or Meetup.com web sites.
Please note that clicking “Interested” or “Going” on the Facebook event posting is not a formal registration – you have to click “Tickets” or similar on Facebook to be transferred to Eventbrite.com (Facebook’s ticketing site) to actually register.
If you’ve successfully registered you’ll receive an email confirmation from Eventbrite or Meetup.
If you haven’t received the Zoom connection an hour before the event feel free to contact us.
Zoom Connection Suggestions:
Connecting to Zoom a few minutes early is strongly recommended.
This is a visual presentation so the bigger device screen that you can use the better.
To join the event simply click the Zoom link that is emailed separately and follow the instructions.
If clicking the link doesn’t work you can try copying and pasting it instead.
Depending on the device Zoom may work better in some browsers/devices than others – if one doesn’t work try another.
If you are disconnected for any reason just reconnect.
When all else fails read and follow the directions. : )
This program is presented by the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture:
“bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC.”