Curator’s Corner

The Stories They Tell

Oh, the stories they tell …especially this one! Jean Georges Vibert was a witty French Academic painter who exercised his artistic freedom by poking fun at human foibles.

Here, we see a lighthearted image of a young musician staring longingly at the balcony above while his companion, crammed into a planter, waits for the sentimental folly to end – perhaps a commentary on the foolishness of sloppy gestures of love. — at the Bowers Museum.

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About The Curator

Carol Seelig Eastman is the Executive Director and Chief Curator of The Knohl Collection. In this role, she passionately explores the artist’s personal, social, and political world and places their art in a meaningful historical context. Her thematic exhibitions provide visual and educational stimulation that attract and engage a diverse museum audience.