To Do: Old Europe

* Camera Obscura at the 9:30 Club with The Essex Green. $15 at 9PM. [9:30 Club]

* Ross King discusses The Judgment of Paris at Politics and Prose. "In 1854 Ernest Meissonier was considered the greatest living French artist; Edouard Manet was scorned as a 'sloppy' painter by Parisian art circles. Today, Manet is revered, Meissonier forgotten. What happened? King's account of the rise of Impressionism is a dramatic story of personalities, politics, and cultural revolution." Free at 7PM. [P&P]

* "Cultural historian and expert on Britain" Virginia Newmyer lectures at the Corcoran. It's about the life and times of Charles Dickens, and why anyone reads him today. $16 at 7PM. [Corcoran]


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