Salon Thursdays at the Dahesh Museum of Art Gift Shop

Salon Thursdays at the Dahesh Museum of Art Gift Shop

Contrary to popular belief, a “salon” isn’t just a place for pampering; it also refers to a periodic gathering of people of social or intellectual distinction. However, in the 21st century, if you were to say the word, chances are pretty good people would think you’re referring to the former rather than the latter. If you’re looking to be intellectually stimulated—and can save the pampering for another day—head to the Dahesh Museum of Art Gift Shoptomorrow for its free Salon Thursdays program.  The Dahesh Museum, which no longer has a permanent location but shares works in traveling and major exhibitions, is dedicated to masterpieces by Europe’s academically trained artists of the 19th and early 20th centuries. At the salon tomorrow, which starts at 6:30 p.m., visitors can learn all about artists’ models during the program The Artist’s Model in Nineteenth-Century Russia: Images and Reality. During the salon, Margaret Samu, a professor in the Art History Department of Stern College for Women at Yeshiva University and lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will examine the changing image of the female model in Russian cultural discourse from a western European image to a distinctly Russian one in the 19th Century. For more on tomorrow’s salon, as well as upcoming salons, click here.

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