For lovers of Impressionism, Paul Durand-Ruel is a familiar name. Galerie Durand-Ruel was one of the first to promote the odd new style in 1870s Paris. He was friends with Monet and Pissarro early on, then met Cassatt, Renoir and the others. It’s estimated Durand-Ruel bought 5,000 paintings from the artists, essentially cornering the market. The Barnes Foundation and Musee d’Orsay are just two of the cultural centers that purchased from his gallery. Flavie Durand-Ruel Mouraux, director of the Durand-Ruel Archives, will be discussing the part her relative played in the shaping of the history of Impressionism. The talk is part of the 2016-17 Global Speed Series. All tickets may be reserved online or by calling 634-2700.
TUESDAY, MAY 16Speed Art Museum
6:30 p.m. | Free for members, $10 for nonmembers