In Revised and Restored: The Art of Kathleen Gilje (on view now through Sept. 8), visitors to the Bruce Museum will experience the satirically pointed and technically adroit reincarnations of famous Old Master and nineteenth-century paintings created by the artist.

To provide additional insight into Kathleen Gilje’s work, and explore the practice and implications of “appropriation art,” the Bruce Museum is presenting a series of three lectures in May and June.


Thursday, May 23 at 7:30 pm

Contemporary Art Appropriation

Pepe Karmel PhD, Associate Professor of Art History at New York University


Thursday, May 30 at 7:30 pm

Dialogues with the Past

Peter C. Sutton, Susan E. Lynch Executive Director and CEO, Bruce Museum


Thursday, June 6 at 7:30 pm

A Conversation with the Artist

Kathleen Gilje, Artist and Francis Naumann, Owner of Francis M. Naumann Fine Art


The lectures will be preceded by a dessert reception beginning at 6:30 pm, at which time the galleries of the Museum will be open for lecture attendees to view the Gilje works and other exhibitions. Each lecture is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Reservations with advance payment are required and may be made by visiting the Bruce Museum website at, selecting Calendar from the drop-down menu and clicking on the lecture date.

Robin Garr, Director of Education and principle organizer of this lecture series, notes that the Bruce Museum has presented exhibition-related lectures for nearly 20 years. “We have been fortunate to have supporters of the Museum provide funding for these lectures over the years. This lecture series has been generously underwritten by the Wrightson-Ramsing Foundation.”

For more information about Revised and Restored: The Art of Kathleen Gilje and exhibition-related programs, visit the Bruce Museum website at