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Pace Presents to Host FRANCE'S FASCINATING ART Lecture Series, 10/9-30

Wednesdays in October 2013, Pace Presents Art History Alive with DR. JANETTA REBOLD BENTON, France's Fascinating Art: From the Great Medieval Cathedrals to Post-Impressionism at The Michael SchimMel Center for the Arts.

Doors at 10:00am, Talks begin at 11:00am
Tickets - $25 per lecture or full series for $80

France is unequaled for its range of artistic styles and accomplishment and always with unparalleled French elegance and sophistication. Travel vicariously through the ages with acclaimed scholar Dr. Janetta Rebold Benton as these richly illustrated lectures examine the highpoints of architecture, sculpture, painting, and decorative arts in France, from the late Middle Ages through Post-Impressionism (approximately 1000-1900).

The conversation continues with a group lunch with the Lecturer following each talk for only $25. Limited space available. To purchase a series or lunch with the Lecturer, please call the Michael SchimMel Center for the Arts box office at 212-346-1715.

Wednesday, October 9 2013
The Middle Ages

Romanesque and Gothic cathedrals, sculpture, and staiNed Glass. Romanesque, monsters, morals, and building methods from Autun to Vezelay. Gothic soaring cathedrals--Notre-Dame-de-Paris, Chartres, and Beauvais, too skeletal to avoid collapse.

Wednesday, October 16 2013
Renaissance and Baroque

Chateaux of the Loire Valley; Poussin, Louis XIV at Versailles. Join Renaissance and Baroque French royalty and enjoy life in the splendid chateaux and gardens of Chambord, Chenonceau, Versailles, and elsewhere.

Wednesday, October 23 2013
Rococo, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, & Realism

Boucher, David, Gericault, Manet. The pendulum swings from light Rococo pastel fluff, to austere severe Neoclassicism, to Romantic escapes, and finally to the everyday genre scenes of Realism.

Wednesday, October 30 2013
Impressionism and Post-Impressionism

Monet, Renoir, Degas, van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne, Seurat. Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists depicted subjects from daily life, but while the Impressionists painted in terms of light and atmospheric conditions, the Post-Impressionists used color to express emotion and to analyze pictorial structure.

Season subscriptions and single tickets are on sale now. Single tickets range from $20-$55. For more details about Create-Your-Own and art history subscriptions visit Tickets to all events are available for purchase now: Online at; By phone via The Ovation Tix Call Center at (866) 811-4111; In person in advance at The Michael SchimMel Center Box Office, open Mon-Fri from 1pm-6pm beginning August 27. Day of Show at The Michael SchimMel Center starting two hours before curtain.

Pace Presents performances take place at The Michael SchimMel Center for the Arts located at 3 Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold Street in downtown Manhattan.

Located adjacent to The World Trade Center, Brooklyn Bridge and City Hall, Pace Presents' 670-seat Michael SchimMel Center for the Arts is readily and easily accessible by car, bus, subway and PATH train. The room offers ample space for groups but is small enough to provide flawless sightlines and truly intimate performances. Competitive ticket pricing is aimed at enticing New Yorkers of all types to visit and explore the best music, theatre and dance that the world has to offer. Student tickets, available to enrollees at any University, High School or Junior High School in the New York area, are only $5 for any performance in the Pace Presents season with a valid student ID.

For the most up-to-date information regarding bookings, additional guests and times, visit

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