Loading Events
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Register Now


Cocktails & Conversation with the Curator: French Art and Wine with Katie Wood Kirchhoff and Kevin Clayton

Join us for an informative, entertaining hour of cocktails and conversation with the Curators at Shelburne Museum—just for Members!

Shelburne Museum’s Electra Havemeyer Webb Memorial Building is home to a remarkable collection of French 19th century Realist and Impressionist paintings by iconic artists like Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Gustave Courbet, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, and Claude Monet. Around the time that these pictures were being painted, a microscopic, pale yellow, sap-sucking bug called Phylloxera was ravaging grape vines in France, driving thirsty consumers to make changes to what – and where – they were drinking. Join Associate Curator Katie Wood Kirchhoff and wine expert Kevin Clayton for a lively conversation about French art and artists, red wines from Burgundy and Bordeaux, and the ways that a tiny pest transformed the appetites of artists, collectors, and vintners during this period.

This is a free Members event. For more information please contact us at: membership@shelburnemuseum.org