A Conversation with Isolde Pludermacher, Emmelyn Butterfield-Rosen and Thomas Dodman
To mark the opening of Manet / Degas at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (September 24, 2023 to January 7, 2024), we are delighted to host Isolde Pludermacher, who co-curated the exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris this spring. Looking at the close and sometimes tumultuous relationship between Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas, this exhibition displays over 150 works by the two great masters, placing them side by side, in dialogue with one another and in the context of family ties and friendships, intellectual trends and wider socio-political events. Isolde Pludermarcher will be joined by Emmelyn Butterfield-Rosen, who will be teaching a graduate seminar at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts on Manet / Degas, for a conversation moderated by Thomas Dodman.
Isolde Pludermacher is senior curator for painting at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. She is a specialist of nineteenth-century art, and has published widely on early impressionism, Manet and Courbet among others. Her exhibitions at Orsay include: Splendeurs et misères. Images de la prostitution, 1850-1910 (2015); Le modèle noir: de Géricault à Matisse (2019, adapted from the Black Model exhibition previously on display at Columbia’s Wallach Art Gallery); and Manet / Degas (2023).
Emmelyn Butterfield-Rosen is Assistant Professor of Nineteenth-Century European Art at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts. She is the author of Modern Art & the Remaking of Human Disposition (Chicago 2021) and was previously Associate Director of the Williams Graduate Program in the History of Art at the Clark Art Institute.
Thomas Dodman is Associate Professor in the Department of French at Columbia University and director of the History & Literature program at Columbia's Global Center in Paris. He is the author of What Nostalgia Was (Chicago 2018) and he coedits the journal Sensibilités (Anamosa).
This event is co-sponsored by the Maison Française and Departments of Art History at Columbia and Barnard.