The opening reception will be held on Friday, November 6, and the show will continue through January 17, 2010. Artists include Bouguereau, Bargue, Wyeth, Bridgman, Cornwell, and Gerome. The exhibition was curated by Zina Davis, who drew from the Dahesh Museum, the Kelly Collection, and many private collections.
"Enchantment brings together the past and the present with paintings from the Romantic era of the late 19th and early 20th centuries along with work by contemporary artists, many of whom pay direct homage to the Romantic and academic traditions for their beauty, symbolism, and illustrative qualities, while others use irony and humor to celebrate the genre in today's world."
On November 6, from 1:30 to 3:00 in the Wilde Auditorium, Peter Trippi, editor of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine, will moderate a panel discussion entitled "Enchantment Then and Now: Drawing Connections."