Sustainers’ Preview Event Schedule
Wednesday, June 14
- 5-8 pm | Exclusive Viewing | Exhibition galleries open to Sustainers only
- 5 pm | Reception Begins | Cocktails in Museum Lobby
- 6 pm | Rodin, Impressionism, and Beyond | Lecture in Noble Theater by Matthew Palczynski, PhD, Art Historian
Sustainer members and exhibition sponsors are invited to join us in celebrating the opening of True Nature: Rodin and the Age of Impressionism, examining the rich story of Auguste Rodin’s sculptures and understanding the artist’s place in fin-de-siècle France.
RSVP to (405) 278-8207 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Not a Sustainer member? Click here to learn more about the many exclusive benefits of a Sustainer membership! All levels of OKCMOA members are welcome at the Members’ Preview Celebration on Friday, June 16.
About the Exhibition
Recognized as one of the greatest sculptors since the Renaissance, Auguste Rodin pioneered an approach to his art that aimed not only to capture the physicality of his subjects but also their psychology. Featuring over 100 works of art, True Nature: Rodin and the Age of Impressionism delves into the Classical influences on Rodin’s marble and bronze sculptures, the artist’s focus on portraiture, and his exploration of movement and the human body. Additionally, this exhibition contextualizes Rodin’s works by showcasing them alongside sculptures and paintings by his contemporary Impressionists, including Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Edgar Degas, and Paul Cézanne.
True Nature: Rodin and the Age of Impressionism was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The exhibition is on view at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art June 17-October 22, 2023. Click here to learn more about the exhibition and explore related programming.
About the Speaker
Matthew Palczynski, PhD, is an art history lecturer, consultant, and curator focusing on vanguard art after around 1850. He presents talks online and globally for academic, corporate, and nonprofit organizations, including those for Renaissance Weekend, Stanford University, The Wharton School, the National Gallery of Art, and United Airlines. He is an Adjunct Senior Instructor at The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia and has taught at the Tyler School of Art (Temple University) since 2004.