SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Saturday, August 5th at 2pm, the South Plainfield Public Library welcomes back Dr. Michael Norris of Armchair Art Tours and former museum educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mix the following ingredients together for an overview of the Impressionists: Influences from Japanese art, a fascination with daily life in modern France, and new bright colors in paint tubes to more easily paint outside.  Add artists such as Frédéric Bazille, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Alfred Sisley. This is part 1 of a series of 4 talks.  The next talk will be on September 9 and is entitled “Impressionists on the Water”.  Come celebrate art and view amazing artwork with Dr. Norris and the South Plainfield Public Library! 

Michael got his BA in classics from the University of California at San Diego and his MA in classics and Ph.D. in art history at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He spent twenty years at the Cloisters Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and has lectured on trips all over the world. He lives in Teaneck, New Jersey. This program is presented free, but registration is required.  Please register by calling the South Plainfield Public Library at 908-754-7885 or stop by.