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Art Thursday - Whistler at the Freer Gallery
Thursday, February 4, 2021, 11:00 AM
Venture back to the late nineteenth century with Richard Lum through the work of American artist James McNeill Whistler and his premier patron, Charles Lang Freer. The Freer Gallery of Art contains the best and most complete collection of works by Whistler in the world. Join us for an exploration of the Freer’s collection, which includes all major phases in Whistler’s career - from his early realistic paintings, innovative decorative works, moody night scenes, delicate watercolors, portraits, to his spectacular dining room known as “The Peacock Room.”
Richard Lum returns to the FBWE Village’s Art Thursday program following his recent very well-received talk on the Freer’s Hokusai exhibit. Richard is a docent at the National Museum of Asian Art, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution. He has presented papers and lectures and participated in panel discussions at international conferences and symposia on topics as varied as ancient and modern folkways in Indian and Iranian cultures to the epigraphy of Hellenistic medical artifacts and managing invasive plant species. A master gardener, Richard attended Rhodes College, the University of Oxford, the University of Washington, and Washington State University and holds degrees and certificates in biology, classics, history, and horticulture.