Gaugin Curator to Speak at UC Davis Art Lecture Series

Gaugin Breton Girl
Paul Gauguin (French, 1848–1903) Breton Girl, 1889 Oil on canvas, 28 1/8 x 35 5/8 in. (71.5 x 90.5 cm) Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, 1827 Photograph by Ole Haupt, © Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, Image provided courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

A curator for the upcoming exhibition Gauguin: A Spiritual Journey at the de Young/Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco starting Nov. 17 will speak at University of California, Davis, Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 4:30 p.m.

Line Clausen Pedersen is a scholar of the art of Paul Gauguin, Edgar Degas and others. An art historian, educated in Copenhagen, London, and Florence, she has been a curator at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, since 2008 and has created a number of international exhibitions on artists such as Gauguin, Degas, Man Ray, Theodore Rousseau and others. Her recent curatorial activities include an exhibition on the French artist Odilon Redon in collaboration with the Kröller-Müller museum in the Netherlands. She is featured as part of the Visiting Artist Lecture Series.

Line Clausen Pedersen, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Ana Cecilia Gonzalez  

Pedersen is the primary writer of the book being published in conjunction with the show. The exhibition is made up of 50 Gauguin paintings, wood carvings, and ceramics from the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, along with works from the Fine Arts Museum. Her visit to UC Davis coincides with a class on Gauguin being taught by Professor James Housefield this fall.

The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek (Copenhagen, Denmark) displays a world-renowned collection of 19th century painting and sculpture as well as Greek, Roman, and Egyptian art. Building on the legacy of brewer Carl Jacobsen, the museum today represents his dream to make art accessible to a wider audience. Focusing on the history of the museum and its collection of French art, curator and head of the Glyptotek’s modern art department Clausen Pedersen will talk about her work in Copenhagen and internationally, including the exhibition Gauguin: A Spiritual Journey, a collaboration between the Glyptotek and the de Young Museum in San Francisco. More information here.

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 13, 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Manetti Shrem Museum, Community Education Room, UC Davis, Old Davis Road, Davis

Pedersen’s appearance is sponsored by Art History with co-sponsorship from the Art Studio program Visiting Artist Lecture Series, the Department of Design, the Department of French and Italian, and the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art.

The Gaugin exhibition at de Young runs Nov. 17–April 7.

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