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Jean Stern Online Lecture – The Fleischer Collection: Masterworks of California Impressionism

Friday, October 2, 2020


A message from Jean Stern


Please join us for our inaugural presentation of our Online Lecture Series on Friday, October 2. For this special event, Jean Stern, art historian, author, and Director Emeritus of the Irvine Museum will talk about his latest book The Fleischer Collection: Masterworks of California Impressionism. The Collection, which was established in 1983 by Arizona entrepreneur Mort Fleischer and his wife Donna, is one of the earliest and most comprehensive collections dedicated to California Impressionism in the world.

The lecture, which is more than an hour in length, will be available for viewing beginning Friday, October 2, with link to be emailed to all participants on that day. It may be viewed anytime between October 2 and 7, when a Q&A session to be held at 3:30 p.m. on Zoom. (The Q&A session will be recorded for participants who are unable to attend.)

All participants who register for this virtual event are eligible for the drawing of a signed copy of the book, which has a retail price of $90.00

CAC Members: $15.00
Non-Members: $20.00

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Details about the Event

Friday, October 2, 2020:
A link to the pre-recorded lecture will be emailed to participants during the morning. The presentation, which spotlights approximately 100 works, is more than an hour in length and can be viewed anytime through Wednesday, October 7, when the Q&A session will be held via Zoom.

Between October 2 and 7, 2020:
Questions for the 45-minute Q&A session with Jean Stern may be submitted. Due to time constraints, we cannot guarantee that all submitted questions will be answered during the session.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020:
A link to the 45-minute Q&A session on Zoom will be emailed to participants during the morning.

At 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time: The Q&A session with Jean Stern will begin. We ask that participants log into the Zoom session 15 minutes in advance to the start of the session.

At the end of the session, we will hold the drawing for the signed copy of the book. The winner does not need to be present.

The Q&A session will be recorded for participants who are unable to join us at the scheduled time.


About Jean Stern

Jean Stern is the preeminent expert on California Impressionism. During his tenure as Executive Director of the Irvine Museum, Jean helped develop a national presence for the museum, securing one of the most impressive collections of California Impressionism at any institution.

Jean has written essays for more than 25 books and museum exhibition catalogs, such as all three Plein Air Painters of California series of books; Guy Rose: American Impressionist, 1995; Enchanted Isle: A History of Painting on Santa Catalina Island; Franz A. Bischoff: The Life and Art of an American Master, 2010; California Light: One Hundred Years of the California Art Club, with Molly Siple, 2011; Art of the National Parks, with Susan Hallsten McGarry and Terry Lawson Dunn, 2013; Windows In Time: The Hilbert Collection of California Scene Painting, 2015; and Painting California: Seascapes and Beach Towns, co-authored with Molly Siple, 2017.

Jean Stern has presented tours and lectures on California art in numerous museums including the International Cultural Center, Krakow, Poland; Mona Bismarck Foundation in Paris, France; National Academy Museum in New York; Terra Museum in Chicago; Los Angeles County Art Museum; the Mission San Juan Capistrano; San Diego Museum of Art; Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Gibbes Museum in Charleston; Brigham Young University Museum; Autry National Western Heritage Center; The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and many others. He was a consultant to and appears in “Impressions of California,” a 1996 PBS documentary video series on art in California, and on “Plein Air: Painting the American Landscape” (PBS 2007).


Friday, October 2, 2020
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