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Marvels at The Met: Topics in 18th and 19th Century American Art (MARMET)

Above Left: Low Tide, Riverside Yacht Club by Theodore Robinson, 1894: from The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 770; image: PublicDomainAbove Right: Portrait of the Artist by Gilbert Stuart, ca. 1786: from The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774; image: Public Domain

Class Description:

Be guided through the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and peer institutions by knowledgeable art historian, Lois Stainman. Each class session focuses on one topic relating to American art in the 18th and 19th centuries using the extraordinary collection of paintings as a back drop, followed by ample time for questions and answers.

Mrs. Stainman brings the perspective of an expert with the warmth and enthusiasm of a true lover of art to her classes at Hunter. She provides context and makes appreciating the finer points accessible to all levels of lifelong students of art history. 

Instructor: Lois Stainman 
(click on the date to register)
Tuesday, February 27 at 3:00 pm (MARMET/1)
Tuesday, March 19, at 3:00 pm (MARMET/2)
Tuesday, April 16, at 3:00 pm (MARMET/3)

Tuesday, May 21, at 3:00 pm (MARMET/4)
Tuition: $99 for all four sessions (click here to register)
$35 per session

Lois Stainman started as a researcher and lecturer in the American Paintings and Sculpture department of the Metropolitan Museum in 1987. She was a researcher for exhibitions such as American Impressionism and Realism, Art and the Empire City, Gilbert Stuart and George Washington, Man, Myth and Monument and gave gallery talks in the exhibitions. Mrs. Stainman also gave gallery talks on focused topics in American Paintings such as Copley in the Met and A Closer Look at the Vanderlyn Panorama, as well as gallery talks for the special exhibition, John Singer Sargent, Portraits of Family and Friends when this traveling exhibition was at the Metropolitan Museum in June – October 2015. She was a co-curator at the Hunter Gallery for the exhibition, A Painter’s Poet: Stephane Mallarme and his Impressionist Circle for which she wrote on Mallarme and Whistler for the catalogue.

Mrs. Stainman also worked for seven years at the New-York Historical Society where she did research on works in the art collections and was the Coordinator for the docent program.

Mrs. Stainman has an MSW from Columbia University and numerous credits in Art History from the Graduate Center of CUNY.


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