Culturally Curious Art Lecture Series "A Very Rockwell Holiday"

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Atrium Cost: FREE / Donations Welcome * 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, September 6th, 2023
War and Peace and Winslow Homer
One of America’s most celebrated artists, Winslow Homer, was on the front lines of the Civil War documenting battles and moments of quiet contemplation in scenes that have come to define the conflict. Homer’s paintings after the war show a beautiful, if uneasy, peace in America.

Wednesday, October 18th, 2023
Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel
The Sistine Chapel is one of the most beautiful and most famous works of art in the world. Dive into Michelangelo’s inspiration and process (did he really lie down as he painted the ceiling?) and consider how the masterwork has been altered by time and restoration.

Wednesday, November 15th, 2023
Shaken: Art that Rocked Audiences from the Renaissance
The history of art is filled with stories of paintings and sculptures that ruffled feathers and riled audiences. Sometimes artists intended to make a splash and sometimes they unintentionally fell into controversy. This program considers some of the biggest scandals in the art world in terms of audience reception and includes works such as Donatello’s David, Manet’s Luncheon on the Grass, and Sargent’s famous Madame X.

Wednesday, December 13th, 2023
A Very Rockwell Holiday
Enjoy Rockwell’s depictions of the humorous and heartwarming aspects of people coming together for the holidays. Painted over several decades, Rockwell’s Christmas images capture universal scenes of celebration and joy and have helped to shape American ideas about “the most wonderful time of the year.”

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