Art in Times of Crisis: Despair, Hope, and Healing

Tina Ryan – Albright-Knox Art Gallery (formerly Columbia U)

In times of crisis, art can help us escape, but it also can express our despair or encourage us to heal. In this lecture, curator and art historian Dr. Tina Rivers Ryan will focus on how some artists from the past have tackled the crises of their own times, including the French painter Théodore Géricault and the Impressionist painter Claude Monet.