Félix Buhot (French, 1847–1898), Winter in Paris, 1879, etching, aquatint, and drypoint, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, purchase for the Ralph K. Uhry Collection in honor of James P. Furniss, President of the Board of the Directors, 1980‑82, 1981.104
Travel to Paris and see the luxuries and hardships of Parisian life portrayed In the City of Light: Paris, 1850–1920. This conversation between Claudia Einecke, Frances B. Bunzl Family Curator of European Art, and Caroline Giddis Macia, Curatorial Research Associate, will offer an in-depth look at the streets, people, monuments, and entertainment across Paris through photography, prints, and sculpture. Andrew Westover, Eleanor McDonald Storza Director of Education, will moderate this program.
About the Speakers
Dr. Claudia Einecke
Dr. Claudia Einecke is the Frances B. Bunzl Family Curator of European Art at the High Museum of Art. Her primary area of research and scholarship is European art in the long nineteenth century, and she has curated and managed a variety of exhibitions in that field. She has contributed to exhibition and collections catalogues and served on committees for various professional organizations and initiatives including the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) and the German/American Provenance Research Exchange Program for Museum Professionals (PREP). She studied art history in her native Germany and in the United States, receiving an MA degree from Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz and a doctorate from the University of Missouri, Columbia.
Caroline Giddis Macia
Caroline Giddis Macia is a curatorial research associate at the High Museum of Art. Caroline specializes in art of the long nineteenth century with a focus on women artists of the British Pre-Raphaelite, Art Nouveau, and Arts and Crafts movements. She recently published a chapter on the protofeminist work of Mary Seton Watts in the book Pre-Raphaelite Sisters: Art, Poetry and Female Agency in Victorian Britain (Peter Lang, 2022). She is the cofounder of the now archived online arts publication Tesserae Press. She holds an MA in art history from Savannah College of Art and Design.
Andrew Westover is the Eleanor McDonald Storza Director of Education at the High Museum of Art. An educator and ethicist, Westover helms the learning team at the High, which recently rearticulated its focus: connecting people with art and ideas to inspire better civic life. Westover’s previous positions include posts at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, J. Paul Getty Museum, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Smithsonian Institution’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and Phoenix Art Museum. Westover began their career as a classroom educator, and prior to museums, worked for schools, districts, and universities across the United States and abroad. Westover holds an MEd from Arizona State University, an MA in Religion from Claremont School of Theology, and an EdM and a PhD in education and ethics from Harvard University.
Join us for a closer look at In the City of Light: Paris, 1850–1920, an exhibition that serves as an illustrated guide through the architecture, people, and culture of the dynamic, visionary French capital during the latter half of the nineteenth century and into the twentieth century.
Join Potter enthusiast Betsy Bray and Andrew Westover, Eleanor McDonald Storza Director of Education, as they delve into the High’s exhibition Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature.