Culturally Curious Art Lecture Series "The Wyeths: An American Artistic Dynasty"

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Atrium Cost: FREE * Pre-registration is advised

Presenter Jane O'Neail curated and delivers art appreciation programs to audiences throughout New England. She will present 4 separate lectures:

Wednesday April 13: "Sunflowers and Starry Nights: The Genius of Vincent Van Gogh. The life, work and tragic death of one of the world's most beloved artists. Vincent Van Gogh is one of the world's most famous artists. This interactive program will look at his life and work, exploring his influences, his innovations and his incredible legacy.


Wednesday May 11: "Frenemies: the Art World's Greatest Rivalries" Learn about rivalries between da Vinci and Michelangelo, Constable and Turner and Matisse. This program will examine the ways some of the world's greatest artists challenged and competed with each other for commissions, sales and status. Learn about rivalries between da Vinci and Michelangelo, Constable and Turner and Matisse and Picasso and decide who history has treated most kindly.

Wednesday Sept. 14: "Norman Rockwell and Evolving Views on Rave" The artist who helped define American culture paints the Civil Right era. Norman Rockwell is heralded for depicting and defining American life. He often captured bittersweet images of people experiencing universal and relatable feelings of being left out or left behind. Yet, as an artist working in the 20th century, his works are curiously devoid of America's rich cultural and racial diversity. Toward the end of his career, Rockwell painted several poignant works about race in America that can be seen as an extension of his earlier sense of the power of inclusion and exclusion.

Wednesday Oct. 12: "The Wyeths" An American Artistic Dynasty" Explore the style of painting and illustration established by N.C. Wyeth in the early 1900's and his children, primarily Andrew Wyeth, and his grandson Jamie Wyeth. The Wyeth family of artists is known for their somber realism and subtle storytelling. This program will explore the style of painting and illustration established by N.C. Wyeth in the early 1900s and passed on and re-interpreted by his children, primarily Andrew Wyeth, and his grandson Jamie Wyeth. Learn more about their favorite subjects, their influences and their enduring impact in the art world.

*This series is made possible with the generous support of the Jackie Mott Charitable Trust*

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