Art & Culture: Impressionism
Fort Bend County Libraries’ George Memorial branch will offer an educational series focusing on Art & Culture this summer. The third program in the series, Impressionism, will take place on Saturday, July 14, from 1pm to 3pm, in Room 2A of the library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond.
In this segment in the series, former architecture professor Sheba Akhtar will talk about Impressionist art, a movement that developed chiefly in France during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Learn how Paris became the center of European art during this period, and how artists such as Monet, Degas, Cezanne, and Van Gogh rose to fame.
Akhtar will also discuss the characteristics of Impressionist art, including the exploration of light and color, movement and time, and landscape and urban life.
Akhtar received her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania and taught art and architecture history for 20 years. She has practiced as an architect in the United States, England, Scotland, Jordan, and Pakistan. She is the author of Of Colour and Form and numerous articles on art and architecture.
The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call George Memorial Library at 281-342-4455 or the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.
1001 Golfview Drive
Richmond, TX 77469