Associate director of the Getty Research Institute Gail Feigenbaum will be giving a public talk which is part of the VIVA Curatorial School 2015 programme. The lecture, titled Revenants: Degas in New Orleans, will be taking place on Thursday 3rd September at 7pm at the National Museum of Fine Arts.

The lecture focuses on the critical success (and controversy) following Feigenbaum’s decision to host an exhibition featuring the winter Edward Degas during his visits to his family, back in 1997.


Bio note:

Gail Feigenbaum holds a doctorate in art history from Princeton University and has published extensively in the field of early modern European art. She worked at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., for many years and later headed the paintings department at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Her many awards and fellowships include the Rome Prize at the American Academy. She has organized numerous exhibitions for which she has written and edited catalogs, including Ludovico Carracci (1994), Degas and New Orleans: A French Impressionist in America (1999), and Jefferson’s America and Napoleon’s France: An Exhibition for the Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial (2003); she recently coedited Sacred Possessions: Collecting Italian Religious Art, 1500–1900 (2011) and Provenance: An Alternate History of Art (2012), and edited Display of Art in the Roman Palace, 1550–1750 (2014). She is currently developing heading a research project on the art market in America at the beginning of the 20th century.

For more information, please visit the Revenants Facebook Event Page.