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Noted art historian Carol Armstrong will give a lecture on "Manet's Lola: Between Gautier's Spain and Baudelaire's Quatrain" on Wednesday, November 5, at 4:30 p.m. in the psychology auditorium. The lecture, sponsored by the Robert Lehman Art Lecture Fund, is free and open to the public; for more information call the events hotline at 777-7755.

Carol Armstrong is associate professor of art history at the Graduate School of the City University of New York, where she teaches 19th-century French painting, the history of photography, and modern theory and criticism. She is the author of Odd Man Out: Readings of the Work and Reputation of Edgar Degas, which won the College Art Association book award in 1991 (University of Chicago Press), of several articles on 19th- and 20th-century photography, and on Edouard Manet, as well as forthcoming books on each of those subjects. She won a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1994 for her work on positivism and the photographically illustrated book in nineteenth-century Britain.

The Robert H. Lehman visual arts lecture series began in 1985 with the support of the Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc. of New York City. The foundation was incorporated in 1943 with funds from the late Robert Lehman, partner in the investment banking firm of Lehman Brothers and chairman of the board of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, to which his private art collection was donated. In addition to maintaining the Lehman wing of the Metropolitan Museum, the foundation is dedicated to supporting higher education and cultural programs with an emphasis on visual arts and related teaching activities and publications.