Fred Dixon, author of 700 Years of Art History: Pre-Renaissance to Modernism will be at the library to lecture on The Road to and through Impressionism. It has been said, “The road to Impressionism goes straight through the forest of Fontainebleau”. Learn how art history progresses as the art pendulum swung throughout the 19th century.

It has been said, “The road to Impressionism goes straight through the forest of Fontainebleau”. Learn how art history progresses as the art pendulum swung throughout the 19th century.

Join us Wednesday, April 26 at 7:15 PM. View paintings by Manet, Morisot, Pissaro, Sisley, Renoir and Manet. Hear how Impressionism got its name and why it was considered vulgar and ridiculous early on.

Lecturer Fred Dixon and his wife Martha live in Chadds Ford and are avid art collectors. Both served as docents at the Barnes Foundation for ten years.

Register for the event by calling the library at 610-566-9331.

Copies of Dixon’s book will be available for $35.