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Professor Steve Cook Lectures at Mississippi Museum of Art

April 9, 2013

Mississippi College professor Steve Cook will examine some of France’s superb landscape painters in a lecture he will deliver at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson.

The presentation by the award-winning MC art professor on April 16 begins at 6 p.m. The program is sponsored by the Alliance Francaise de Jackson and the Mississippi Museum of Art. It is free and open to the public.

“Looking into the French Landscape” is Cook’s topic. His lecture is part of the event “A View of France: Looking into the French Landscape.” The Mississippi College graduate will touch on the idea of the landscape as subject matter in art and the landscape’s development in French art.

In addition, visitors that Tuesday can see the exhibitions, “Old Masters to Monet: Three Centuries of French Painting from the Wadsworth Anthenum” and “Symbols of Faith, Home and Beyond: The Art of Theora Hamblett.”

This is truly a major exhibition with the works of Edgar Degas, Paul Cezanne, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and others on display.

There is an admission charge of $12 for adults and $10 for senior adults (60 and above) at the exhibitions that are open for extended hours from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. on April 16. Students are admitted for free on Tuesdays and Thursdays and that includes the April 16 program. Students are charged $6 on other days.

For more information, contact the Mississippi Museum of Art at 601.960.1515 or visit www.msmuseumart.org.

Photo: Steve Cook