Girodet: Romantic Rebel
The Art Institute of Chicago
Girodet Romantic Rebel



    Girodet. Preparatory study for The Revolt of Cairo, c. 1810. The Art Institute of Chicago, restricted gift of Mrs. James W. Alsdorf; bequest of Leulla Thomas; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Larned Coburn Memorial and Alexander A. McKay endowments.

    All programs are free unless marked with an asterisk.
    For more information, call (312) 443-3680.


    Exhibition Overviews
    Gallery 100

    February 18 at noon
    March 14 at noon
    April 22 at noon

    Symposium: Girodet
    Saturday, April 22, 10:00–4:30
    Price Auditorium

    An international panel of distinguished scholars offers fresh insights into the art of Girodet and his times. The speakers will explore issues of revolution, imperialism, and gender that reflect the political and social developments in Girodet's art and that of his contemporaries.

    Lecture: Girodet: Romantic Rebel
    Thursday, February 9, at 6:00
    Rubloff Auditorium
    Sylvain Bellenger, chief curator of the National Patrimony, Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art, Paris

    Lecture: Strokes of the Pen and Blows of the Brush: Girodet and the Journalistic Discourse under Napoleon I
    Thursday, February 16, at 6:00
    Fullerton Hall
    Andrew Shelton, Ohio State University

    Lecture: Girodet’s Experience of Rome
    Thursday, March 30, at 6:00
    Fullerton Hall
    Larry J. Feinberg, exhibition co-curator

    Lecture: Girodet and France’s Empire
    Thursday, April 13, at 6:00
    Price Auditorium
    Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby, University of California-Berkeley


    * Old Masters Society Gala
    Wednesday, February 8, at 6:15
    For more information about this event, call (312) 443-3615. To become a member, click here.

    Member Orientation Lectures
    Friday, February 10, at noon
    Fullerton Hall
    Larry J. Feinberg, exhibition co-curator

    Friday, February 10, at 1:30
    Fullerton Hall
    Jay Clarke, exhibition co-curator


    * Lecture Series: The Age of Romanticism
    Fridays, January 27–February 17, at 11:00
    Price Auditorium
    Event code: EAILAGER

    January 27: Tradition and Revolution: From the Enlightenment to Napoleon
    Event code: EAIL0127

    February 3: Pilgrimage to the Past: Neoclassical to Neogothic
    Event code: EAIL0203

    February 10: Sensual Temptation: Music and the Exotic
    Event code: EAIL0210

    February 17: Forces of Nature: The Picturesque and the Sublime
    Event code: EAIL0217

    Series tickets: Members, $48; public, $64, students, $40
    Individual lecture tickets: Members, $14; public, $18; students, $12

    For tickets, call (312) 575-8000, go to any ticket counter in the museum, or click here. Please refer to the event code when ordering tickets.

    * Seminar: Shaping Revolutions: Politics and Art in 19th-Century France
    Thursdays, February 16–May 4, 5:45
    Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street
    The Newberry LIbrary presents a 10-week seminar that includes a tour of the exhibition.


    Voices: Eugène Delacroix
    Thursday, February 16, at noon
    Fullerton Hall

    * French Revelations: Painter/Poet Girodet
    Thursday, March 2, at 6:00
    Fullerton Hall
    Event code: EAIJ0302

    Members and students, $10; public, $15

    For tickets, call (312) 575-8000, go to any ticket counter in the museum, or click here.

    * Concert: Beethoven and Girodet
    Sunday, April 30, at 2:00
    Fullerton Hall
    For tickets, call the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at (312) 294-3000.


    Drawing in the Galleries: Figure
    Sundays, March 5 or 12, 10:30–11:30
    Ages 6–8 with an adult

    Sunday, March 5, 2:00–3:30
    Ages 9 and up

    The techniques explored in this drawing class will focus on the figure. Families will visit the exhibition as well as the permanent collection to study different interpretations of the human form. Participants will complete a variety of figure drawing activities.

    This program is free, but registration is required. Call (312) 857-7161 to register.


    University Night
    Tuesday, April 25, 5:30–8:30

    This free event opens the museum exclusively to college students and faculty for an in-depth look at the exhibition, with lectures, gallery talks, and light refreshments. Registration is required. To register, send an email to or leave a message at (312) 857-7182 with your name, email address, and school that you attend. Bring your school ID to gain entrance. Only current students and faculty may attend.

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