On Wednesday, May 6, at 7 p.m., the Westfield Memorial Library will present a program titled “Making a Good Impressionism.” The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

Michael Norris, Ph.D., a former Museum Educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will be the presenter. He will discuss how the French impressionists painted a passing perception. With the advent of and under the shadow of photography and its potential for realism, French Impressionist painters created new images quivering with energy and emotion.

American painters were also influenced by this movement. Dr. Norris will discuss American Impressionists and show the slides of their paintings that appear in the Montclair Art Museum, the Princeton University Art Museum and the Newark Museum.

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Dr. Norris has given lectures for over twenty years in Classical and Medieval Art, his areas of expertise.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, click on the Online Calendar, or call 908.789.4090 option 0.

Founded in 1879, the Westfield Memorial Library—the community’s destination for discovery and ideas—engages minds, entertains spirits and facilitates lifelong learning for people of all ages. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information call 908.789.4090, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, and sign up for the monthly e-newsletter “Library Loop,” or stop by the library at 550 East Broad Street for a copy of the award-winning quarterly newsletter “Take Note.”