Brown Bag Lunch

Brown Bag Lunch

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
12:00 to 12:45 p.m.
Free Admission


Join us for a special lecture by the celebrated California Classicist, David Ligare. Classicism, that is the Humanistic art that originated in ancient Greece, which was subsequently embraced by Rome, would continue to find expression throughout later ages, including Renaissance Italy and Neoclassical France. It has again with Ligare, whose nationally touring exhibition is currently on view at the Triton. Classical structures and landscapes set the scenes for modern idealizations as Ligare transports us through time, recalling an Arcadian past, while bringing the subjects and style into a startlingly modern vista.

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Coffee with the Curator

Monday, June 27, 2016
8:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Admission: Free for museum members, $5 for non-members


The Greeks invented it. The Romans copied it. The Renaissance artists revived it, and the revolutionary French embraced it. And now a new generation of artists is quoting it as a means of exploring our own human ideals. What is it? Classicism! What is it about the Greek and Roman elevation of the human form to stately ideals of representation that keeps bringing us back? What does the art of Classicism say about us and about our vision of humanity? Join Preston Metcalf as he takes us on a journey through time and art … the art of Classicism. And then enjoy our exhibition of works by one of today’s most celebrated Neo-Classical artists: David Ligare: California Classicist.

Light snacks provided. Coffee generously donated by

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