Part 4: 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

September 24: Historic Artists of Laguna Beach

October 1: Women Artists of California

Unlike many of the old, established art clubs in the East that were explicitly “men-only,” many of California’s art communities developed an open policy that welcomed both men and women.  As early as 1909, the California Art Club, the largest and most important art association in California, was formed with an open membership policy.

Mr. Stern will discuss several important women who helped shaped the California art tradition.  Among these were Mabel Alvarez (1891-1985), Jessie Arms Botke (1883-1971), Elanor Colburn (1866-1939), Fannie Duvall (1859-1934), Anna Hills (1882-1930), Lucia Mathews (1870-1955), Alberta McCloskey (1863-1911), Elsie Palmer Payne (1884-1971), Donna Schuster (1883-1953), Marion K. Wachtel (1876-1954) and several others.

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

October 1, 2020 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm