Flower Power: Floral Themes in Art with Lisa Michaux, PhD

Dr. Lisa Michaux will bring her unique perspective and engaging style to the topic of art dedicated to the theme of flowers. There is no shortage of artists who adored this subject and there are many private stories to be told! Dr. Michaux will illuminate masterpieces by such a wide range of devotees including Vincent Van Gogh, Édouard Manet, Georgia O’Keefe, Henri Fantin-Latour, Claude Monet, Pierre-Joseph Redouté and Eugène Delacroix. Dr. Michaux will also celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Friends of the Institute and reference their many contributions to the museum, on display in the Cargill Gallery.

Dr. Lisa Dickinson Michaux was a curator in Mia’s Department of Prints and Drawings from 1990 to 2010. During her 20-year-tenure she was responsible for exhibitions focused on prints and drawings by Pablo Picasso, James McNeill Whistler, Maria Sibylla Merian, Francisco Goya, Käthe Kollwitz, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and many others. Her area of expertise is late 19th-century French printmaking and the influence of Japanese art on the Impressionists. Since leaving the museum she has focused on lecturing and her work as a private art consultant and dealer. Dr. Michaux has written extensively about the art of collecting, specifically in the world of prints and drawings. She currently divides her time between Minnesota, Florida and Paris.