Tea and Talk: Henrik Ibsen, the Father of Modern Drama

Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 2:00PM

Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) is often referred to as the “father of realism,” but over the course of his career he addressed a wide range of topics. Join figurative realist painter and art professor, Mel Leipzig, as he talks about the overlooked themes in Ibsen’s early writings, which are important in understanding his later, better-known plays. From The Pillars of the Community to When Dead We Awaken, Leipzig positions Ibsen as the “father of modern drama.”

In addition, Leipzig discusses Ibsen’s training as a painter and how he brought an artist’s visual perspective to his plays’ settings, costumes, and scenery.

Learn more about the related exhibition: Everyday People: Mel Leipzig’s Figurative Realism (December 6, 2019 – April 19, 2020).

This lecture series features engaging lectures, great conversation, and light refreshments. Advance registration required.  Please call the Box Office at 973.971.3706.

Museum Members: $10
Non-Members: $15 (includes Museum Admission)

Tickets: 973.971.3706

Image Credit(detail): Mel Leipzig, The Cast of a Doll House, 2009, acrylic on 
canvas.  Photo courtesy of the Mel Leipzig Trust and Gallery Henoch, New York.


Feb 12 2020


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm