Tue, Mar 12|
Lecture: James A Welu: Paul Gauguin: The Brooding Woman
In 1921 the Worcester Art Museum became the first museum to acquire a painting by Paul Gauguin. Painted during Gauguin’s first stay in Tahiti, The Brooding Woman came from the collection of the Impressionist painter Edgar Degas. Discover the fascinating life of this masterpiece.
Time & Location
Mar 12, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Uxbridge, 510 Hartford Ave W, Uxbridge, MA 01569, USA
About the event
James A. Welu Lecture $40 RSVP
Includes: a lecture, a glass of wine, and light charcuterie.
Paul Gauguin: The Brooding Woman
In 1921, the Worcester Art Museum became the first museum to acquire a painting by Paul Gauguin. Painted during Gauguin’s first stay in Tahiti, The Brooding Woman came from the Impressionist painter Edgar Degas collection. Discover the fascinating life of this masterpiece both before and after it entered the Worcester Art Museum.
James A. Welu
James Welu joined the staff of the Worcester Art Museum in 1974 as assistant curator and went on to serve six years as chief curator and 25 years as director. Born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa, Welu holds a BA from Loras College, an MA and MFA in studio art from the University of Notre Dame, and a PhD in art history from Boston University. A specialist in 17th-century Dutch and Flemish art, he has published and lectured widely and organized various exhibitions, including Judith Leyster: A Dutch Master and Her World. Welu served as president of the Association of Art Museum Directors and chair of the Accreditation Commission of the American Alliance of Museums. He remains active in numerous Worcester organizations and continues to lecture at the Worcester Art Museum, the College of the Holy Cross, Clark University, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Join us on a Tuesday night from 6:30 - 8:30, when the restaurant is closed. We'll have a screen projecting Jim's visuals that accompany his lecture. Tickets include a charcuterie bar and a complimentary drink.