FRENCH LECTURE SERIES UPCOMING EVENT: Professor Melissa Hyde

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Professor Melissa Hyde, (Art History, University of Florida) will give a public lecture on “Becoming an Woman Artist in Eighteenth-Century France,”  February 17, 1:30pm, WJB G-40. (co-sponsored by the Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies).

Melissa Hyde, Professor of Art History at the University of Florida, has published widely on the subject of women artists in eighteenth-century France. Her talk will look at examples of how deftly, productively, and variously women artists navigated the cultural institutions and restraints of the world in which they lived.  The lecture draws on research for her book, Women in French Art, co-authored with the late Mary D. Sheriff, W.R. Kenan, Jr. Professor at UNC Chapel Hill.  It relates also to an exhibition they curated, entitled Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment. French Art from the Horvitz Collection, which will be at the Harn Museum of Art, October 3-December 31, 2017, before traveling to the Ackland Museum and beyond.