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Song of the Lark & the Art of Jules Breton

Jules Breton, nineteenth-century chronicler of rural France, was one of Vincent Van Gogh’s favorite artists. Breton’s painting The Song of the Lark, picturing a young peasant girl walking through a field at sunrise, was declared “the most popular painting in America” according to a poll taken in 1934. A discussion of this and other works by Breton will be followed by music that complements the artist’s evocative imagery.

Tickets are $5 for members and $20 for nonmembers.


Jules Breton, Song of the Lark (detail), 1884, Art Institute of Chicago