?Whistler and the French composer Claude Debussy, who was known in the late nineteenth century as “the Whistler of music.”
Whistler and Debussy were friends, and several common themes in their works will be explored, especially the influence of Asian art on both.
Whistler’s radical ideas about art were adopted by Debussy to forge a new kind of music that would influence composers throughout the 20th century.
Our program will highlight the ways in which the worlds of music and art were intimately connected in the late 19th century.”
?American art at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, where she curateda?