WBR Museum talk set on impressionism art

Katie Pohl, LSU Museum of Art’s new art historian and curator, will speak about “Impressionism in Paris Around 1900” at noon Thursday at the West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen.

Pfohl’s talk complements the WBR Museum’s current exhibition, “A Louisianan’s Grand Tour in the Belle Époque.”

Admission is free.

Impressionism is an art movement and style of painting that started in France during the 1860s.

Impressionist artists tried to paint candid glimpses of their subjects showing the effects of sunlight on things at different times of day.

The leaders of this movement were Camille Pissarro, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet and Pierre Renoir.

For information, call (225) 336-2422, ext. 15, or visit westbatonrougemuseum.com.