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Coffee Talks with Nan Colton

Nanl_header_rev The Museum’s popular performing artist-in-residence continues her entertaining presentations.  Ms. Colton, a Museum favorite, writes her own scripts, inspired by special exhibitions, the Museum collection, and themes and people related to both.

Free with Museum admission.
Enjoy refreshments at 10 a.m., Ms. Colton’s performance at 10:30, and a general docent tour at 11:15.

July 9: To mark Bastille Day on July 14, Ms. Colton portrays the pioneering French artist Elisabeth-Louise Vigée-Lebrun who produced more than 30 portraits of Marie Antoinette, as well as Julie Lebrun as Flora (1799) in the MFA collection.

August 13: Ms. Colton shares classical Greek and Roman tales in “Clio, the Muse of History.”

September 10: In “Catherine the Great: Change is in the air,” Ms. Colton plays the Russian empress with a passion for the arts.

October 8: In celebration of Art Beyond Sight Awareness Month, Ms. Colton will portray Georgia O’Keeffe, who in her later years produced both pottery and sculpture as her eyesight began to fail.

November 12: A first appearance at the MFA! Ms. Colton introduces Mary Cassatt, one of the few women to show her paintings with the French Impressionists, as well as her relationship with Edgar Degas, in “An Intellectual Affair.”

December 10: Ms. Colton depicts the imaginative Daisy Makeig-Jones in “Fairyland Lustre.” Meet the craft artist whose ceremic designs are still popular today.

Stay tuned for more Coffee Talks with Nan Colton!

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April 9, 2014

10–11:30 am

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