Wednesday, May 20
7 pm -8:00 pm
Why does Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts have the best collection of the work of Claude Monet outside of Paris? Because collectors in Boston were crazy for the work of Monet! Art Historian Carol Scollans will talk about the artist, his artwork, his home and garden, his collectors and the extraordinary collection of Monet’s work in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Ms. Scollans, who teaches at UMass Boston, has helped to document Monet exhibits at the Museum of Fine Arts.
This lecture is on Zoom, the online meeting platform. The Zoom app is free and using Zoom as a guest at a meeting is free, but you will need to load the Zoom app on your device. Once you purchase your ticket, you will be put on the list for the Zoom event. You will be sent the link to join the meeting a couple of hours prior to the event on Wednesday, May 20. If you need help in setting up Zoom on your device (desktop computer, laptop computer, tablet or phone), let us know. We can send you a Zoom tips sheet and also talk you through the process.
More about Carol Scollans:
Professor Carol G. J. Scollans has been a Senior Lecturer II in Art History for the Art Department at the University of Massachusetts, Boston for over 20 years. She is also an independent scholar and curator. Her specialty has been the study of American Art and in particular, art, artists and collectors from Boston.
She has lectured both here and abroad on French and American 19th and 20th century painting, sculpture, graphic arts and photography. Her publications include works for the University of Massachusetts press, The New Hampshire Historical Society, Oxford University press and The University of New Hampshire.
She is currently researching a book in preparation for a future exhibition on the artists from the Island of Appledore in the Isles of Shoals
And a catalogue raisonne on American Landscape painter John Enser.
Her recent books include: Two Lives One Passion: Paintings By William Jurian Kaula and Lee Lufkin Kaula, The Blue Tree Publishers and Springfield Museum of Art Fine Arts catalogues. (2008 and 2018)
The Allure of Venice; Paintings by Walter Franklin Lansil The Blue Tree Publishers (2018)
Her most recent publication is Situated Becoming, Work by Margaret Hart, Kingston Gallery Press, Boston 2019
Recent Curatorial projects include:
Distinguished Members exhibition at the J.A. McNeil Whistler Museum of American Art, October 2019
The Life and Works of William Jurian and Lee Lufkin Kaula at the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts in Springfield, MA, May through August of 2018.
Portraits: by Richard Yarde (Fall 2017) University Hall Gallery University of Massachusetts, Boston
Now’s the Time: A site specific Installation by contemporary artist Todd Pavlisko (Fall 2016) University Hall Gallery University of Massachusetts, Boston
John Joseph Enneking: A Centennial Exhibition University Hall Gallery University of Massachusetts, Boston (Fall 2016 and Spring 2017)