Part 2: Impressionism with Jean Stern, a 5-Part Online Lecture Series


Presented by Jean Stern, Director Emeritus of The Irvine Museum and specialist in the California Impressionist period. This series is generously sponsored by the Bowers California Arts Council, an affiliate council of the Bowers Museum.

Each lecture consists of approximately 90-100 slides and lasts about 1 hour.

September 10: Introduction to Impressionism (French, international, and American)

September 17: Introduction to California Impressionism

Impressionism is perhaps the best loved and most popular art style in the world.  Mr. Stern will discuss the origins of Impressionism as an art style.  He will show examples of Traditional and Academic Art followed by an examination of Impressionism and how the two art styles clashed.  Impressionism will be explained by looking at the work of several French Impressionists and how these artists benefitted by the scientific studies on colors.  He will end the lecture by recounting how Impressionism became an international phenomenon.

September 24: Historic Artists of Laguna Beach

October 1: Women Artists of California

October 8: Painting en plein air

Location: ONLINE

Ticketed Event:

Individual lecture: Member $5 | General $10 | Ticketholders will receive a private link to view the online presentation at 12:30 PM on the day of the program. PURCHASE TICKETS 

TICKETS: Online. Questions? E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 714.567.3677. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.

Image credit: Marguerite, c. 1909Marguerite, c. 1909Guy Rose (American, 1867-1925)Oil on canvas; 21 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 2 in.F7693Martha C. Stevens Memorial ArtCollection

Event details

September 17, 2020 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm