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A Conversation with Philip Pearlstein

This is a rare opportunity to hear one of America’s foremost artists.  Mr. Pearlstein, nearing 90, has earned the respect of scholars, curators, and the public for his pioneering explorations of realism.  He is still at the height of his creative powers.  His work is the subject of Philip Pearlstein’s People, Places, Things, his most comprehensive retrospective to date.

Mr. Pearlstein’s work is part of most major collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  He is also represented in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg.  He is a former president of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, an illustrious honor society comprised of 250 architects, composers, visual artists, and writers.  This distinction further reflects his enormous contributions to the broad sweep of our country’s culture.

Patterson Sims, the guest curator of this retrospective, will ask questions and share observations.

Free with Museum admission.

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March 2, 2013

3–4 pm

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