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Memory and Resistance: Charles Méryon's Paris on the Eve of Transformation

Saturday, April 24, 2021 | 11:00 AM

Virtual Event

Lacy Murphy, doctoral candidate in the Department of Art History & Archaeology in Arts & Sciences, considers the etchings of French printmaker Charles Méryon, which celebrate the maze-like anarchy of the Île de la Cité in 19th-century Paris on the eve of Georges-Eugène Haussmann's massive urban renewal project. Through the etchings, the city is able to boldly assert itself, offering one final stand on the eve of certain destruction.

The program will include live closed captions.

Free, but registration is required. Register here >>

A recording of the program will become available on the Museum’s YouTube channel in the weeks following.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Arts & Sciences, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts


Arts & Culture



Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
Event Contact

Laura Foughty | lfoughty@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

Lacy Murphy holds a BA in French from Truman State University and an MA in Art History from Washington University in St. Louis, where she is currently pursuing her PhD. She specializes in nineteenth and twentieth-century European and American modern art. Murphy’s research interests include histories of colonialism, visual culture, documentary photography, queer theory, feminist theory, Marxism, disability studies and museum studies. Her dissertation seeks to describe how the changing political, social, economic and cultural terrain of the twentieth century transformed the visual strategies of the French colonial empire.

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