|The Dahesh Museum Presents "Becoming an Artist: The Academy in 19th-Century France"|
Becoming an Artist: The Academy in 19th-Century France
February 26 - April 29, 2010 Monday through Saturday, 11-6
11 East 61st Street
New York City
Admission is Free
For more information: www.daheshmuseum.org
The exhibition highlights the rigorous technical training and broad-based curriculum that attracted students from France and abroad to the highly selective French Academy.
The exacting system held competitions that rewarded excellence, created a hierarchy of preferred subject matter and allowed an unexpected variety of artistic expression. More than anything, the Academy was a crucial step to a successful career.
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