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Welcome to the schedule for BBF 2016! Please note that with the exception of the following sessions (Life without Envy, The Art of Perspective, Writing with Risk, Sound Advice, and Lore), absolutely every session at the BBF is free, and no tickets or preregistration are required. Thanks, and enjoy your day!
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Saturday, October 15 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Art History Keynote: Sebastian Smee Talks with Sarah Lewis

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When Boston Globe art critic Sebastian Smee was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 2011, the Pulitzer committee cited him for “his vivid and exuberant writing about art.” Join Smee in an enthusiastic presentation of The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art. Learn about the friendly and sometimes fraught relationships between Picasso and Matisse, Manet and Degas, Bacon and Freud, and Pollock and de Kooning in a revelatory talk with illustrative slides. In its starred review, Publishers Weekly notes: “This ambitious and impressive work is an utterly absorbing read about four important relationships in modern art.” Moderated by Sarah Lewis, assistant professor of art and architecture and African and African American studies at Harvard. Sponsored by Cynthia and John Reed.

Moderators
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Sarah Lewis

Sarah Lewis is a curator, teacher, critic, art historian, and author of The Rise, a celebration of creativity and success through failure. She has held curatorial positions at Tate Modern and the Museum of Modern Art New York, served as a curatorial advisor for Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and on President Obama’s National Arts Policy Committee, and been selected for Oprah’s “Power List.” A critic at the Yale... Read More →

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Sebastian Smee

Art History Keynote
Sebastian Smee is an art critic for the Boston Globe whose work earned him a 2011 Pulitzer Prize in Criticism. Working as an art writer and critic based in London, Smee developed a close friendship with the artist Lucian Freud and went on to write essays accompanying four books of Freud’s work. He is also the author of Side By Side, a story of Matisse and Picasso’s creative rivalry, and the popular Boston Globe column Frame by... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
BPL Rabb Hall 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA