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Virtual Exploration of

Edouard Manet's "The Railway"

Featuring Paul Glenshaw, Art+History

Virtual Happy Hour, Presentation, and Optional Interactive Networking

Set up beverages & appetizers near your screen at 5:15 PM.

Join us at 5:30 PM for a fascinating trip back in time!

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Great art comes from real people living real lives. In his popular Art+History series,  Paul Glenshaw brings his audience through space and time to revisit vibrant moments in history when iconic works were created, whether it’s Second Empire Paris, Boston in the American Revolution, or medieval Calais. 

The immersive presentations are more like live documentaries than lectures. They're designed especially for the online experience, with extensive use of Google Earth seamlessly integrated with archival maps, images, and dramatic footage to put the viewer right in the action. 

Thursday, March 25th, 2021

5:30 PM - 7:20 PM EDT

7:00 PM Optional 20-minute Networking Session

$20 per Non-Member Computer

$10 per FACC Member Computer

Unlimited Guests per Home

Join us with your spouse, live-in parents and young professionals!

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The Railway, by Édouard Manet

A fashionable young woman, a girl, a fence and a plume of steam. This placid scene of then-modern Paris was a dramatic response to the radical, violent transformation of the city and its society, which Manet experienced as he grew up in Paris. The Railway was painted only three years after the disastrous Franco-Prussian War and bloody Commune nearly destroyed the city. Manet shows us the Paris that emerged—right in his own neighborhood.

From online reviews:


“What a wonderful way to learn about art and history!” 

“I can't wait to be part of another of Paul's presentations because they really make me feel I am a part of what is happening!”


5:15 PM  Set up beverages & appetizers near your computer

5:30 PM  Welcome by the FACC & Intro

5:35 PM  Paul Glenshaw’s Art+History Presentation

6:45 PM  Q&A

7:00 PM  Optional 20-minute Networking Opportunity to introduce yourself and meet the guests. 

7:20 PM  Program Concludes

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Paul Glenshaw 

Meet Our Speaker:

Paul Glenshaw's lifelong passions over several disciplines all fuel the same goal: storytelling. In addition to being an instructor and lecturer for the Smithsonian Associates, Paul is co-director, writer, and producer of the just completed documentary The Lafayette Escadrille. He is a frequent contributor to the Smithsonian’s Air & Space magazine, and recent drawing projects include work with the Folger Shakespeare Library and the National Museum of Health and Medicine. He is also a writer and producer for the theater, radio, museum exhibits, interactive media, and STEM education. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland and is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis.

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