ArtSpeaks 2017

Four-part lecture and luncheon series with preeminent art, design and architecture authors.  Catered lunch is followed by authors’ presentations and book signings. 

Subscribers can choose to attend on either Thursdays or Fridays.  

January 12 or 13 / Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies 
Writer and historian Ross King, bestselling author of books on Italian, French, and Canadian art and history, discusses his new book, Mad Enchantment, which “tells the full story behind the creation of the Water Lilies, as the horrors of World War I came ever closer to Paris and [Monet’s home in] Giverny, and a new generation of younger artists, led by Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, were challenging the achievements of Impressionism…”

January 26 or 27 / Stuart Davis: In Full Swing 
Harry Cooper, Curator and Head of Modern Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, and one of the organizers of the current exhibition, addresses Stuart Davis’s remarkable work, and his approach to “merging the bold, hard-edged style of advertising with the conventions of European avant-garde painting” to express a uniquely American point of view.  In addition, Cooper discusses the ways Davis’s later art often made hidden references to his earlier paintings.

February 16 or 17 / Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer 
Arthur Lubow, a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine, a staff writer at The New Yorker, and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, shares the story of iconic photographer Diane Arbus, and relates the artist’s life to her extraordinary photographs. He explores the making of her photographs, her feelings for many of her subjects and the resounding impact of her work in the decades since her death.

March 9 or 10 / The Women of Abstract Expressionism 
Joan Marter, Board of Governors Professor of Art History at Rutgers University and editor of the Woman’s Art Journal, has devoted much of her career to understanding the broader contexts of Abstract Expressionism.  In addition to discussing Grace Hartigan, whose work was recently acquired by the Norton, Marter’s talk reveals numerous other fascinating artists long overshadowed by male counterparts such as Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. 

Members-only / $200 tax-deductible series registration fee / + $45 for each luncheon subscribers / For more information, contact Patricia Williamson, Manager, Director’s Office, at (561) 832-5196, ext. 1107.

ArtSpeaks is made possible in part through the generosity of Crystal & Co.