Sunday Art Talk at LaBelle Winery with the New Hampshire Institute of Art's Karen Hillson, Ph.D.


The New Hampshire Institute of Art and LaBelle Winery are partnering to present this lecture.  Join us for a fascinating art talk while savoring artisan cheeses and world class wine.

Reception: 3:00 pm

Art Talk: 3:30 pm


  • **Complimentary for NHIA Alumni or NHIA Members   (  
  • **$5 for General Admission


About the program:

A Day in the Country with Manet and the Impressionists
Karen Hillson, Ph.D.

From the village of Chailly in the Forest of Fontainebleau to the floating restaurant of Chatou, the Impressionists found inspiration for a new kind of art in the countryside outside Paris. After a quick train trip, urban denizens of all classes could enjoy a day of picnics, promenades, bathing, and boating along the Seine. Chic Parisiennes and their suitors drawn to the colorful regattas and riverside cafés in Bougival provided artists like Manet, Monet, Renoir, and Caillebotte with modern life subjects that revolutionized painting. Discover the backstory behind these fascinating works, and learn what they tell us about nineteenth-century French culture.
Karen Hillson received a Ph.D. in art history from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a B.A. from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Dr. Hillson specializes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century art; she has taught art history courses at universities and colleges across the country, including the University of Southern California, the University of Arizona in Tucson, and St. Anselm College. She currently is Art History Faculty at the New Hampshire Institute of Art.

If you have any questions regarding this program or registration, please contact:

Sara Ceaser

Alumni & Membership Coordinator

New Hampshire Institute of Art


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