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Wednesday February 12, 2014

Ekphrasis – A Monthly Book Club About Art
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Rebels in Paradise by Hunter Drohojowska-Philip. Los Angeles, 1960: There was no modern art museum and few galleries, which is exactly what a number of daring young artists liked about it. Freedom from an established way of seeing, making, and marketing art fueled their creativity, which in turn inspired the city.

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Wednesday March 12, 2014

Ekphrasis – A Monthly Book Club About Art
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Irish Game by Matthew Hart. In the annals of art theft, no case has matched—for sheer criminal panache—the heist at Ireland’s Russborough House in 1986. The Irish police knew right away that the mastermind was a Dublin gangster named Martin Cahill. Yet the great plunder —including a Gainsborough, a Goya, two paintings by Rubens, and a Vermeer— remained missing for years.

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Tuesday July 08, 2014

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Summer Short Course: Fashions, Tastes, and Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Discussions in the galleries about fashion, tastes, individual and collective identity will continue to the orientation circle where lunch will be served.
Lunches are $10 and must be reserved at least a week in advance by contacting 334.240.4365, edsecy@mmfa.org.

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aste and Trends: Part 1
Enduring Classicism: Elegance in Design
Curator Alice Novak will discuss Americans’ preferences for the timeless character of classical design derived from the arts of ancient Greece and Rome.
Lunch: Clark’s Quiche with Salad

 

 

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Tuesday July 15, 2014

Summer Short Course: Fashions, Tastes, and Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Discussions in the galleries about fashion, tastes, individual and collective identity will continue to the orientation circle where lunch will be served.
Lunches are $10 and must be reserved at least a week in advance by contacting 334.240.4365, edsecy@mmfa.org.

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Dressing the Part: Part 1
Post Civil War Women: New Opportunities, New Appearances
Curator Margaret Lynne Ausfeld will examine how women’s clothing and fashions reflect the changing roles of women in American late-nineteenth century society.
Lunch: Chicken Salad on Croissant with Broccoli Salad

 

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Tuesday July 22, 2014

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Summer Short Course: Fashions, Tastes, and Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Discussions in the galleries about fashion, tastes, individual and collective identity will continue to the orientation circle where lunch will be served.
Lunches are $10 and must be reserved at least a week in advance by contacting 334.240.4365, edsecy@mmfa.org.

Menu for July 22, 2014
Dressing the Part: Part 2
Twentieth Century Women: Self, Strength, and Style
Curator Margaret Lynne Ausfeld will conclude the discussion of women’s clothing and fashion as women entered the modern era of the twentieth century, with a focus on the emergence of their roles outside of the home.
Lunch: Grilled Chicken and Quinoa with Hummus

 

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Tuesday July 29, 2014

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Summer Short Course: Fashions, Tastes, and Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Discussions in the galleries about fashion, tastes, individual and collective identity will continue to the orientation circle where lunch will be served.
Lunches are $10 and must be reserved at least a week in advance by contacting 334.240.4365, edsecy@mmfa.org.

Menu for July 29, 2014
Tastes and Trends: Part 2
Looking East: Reflections of the Japanese Aesthetic
Curator Alice Novak addresses another stylistic trend of the nineteenth century; that is the taste for all things Oriental.
Lunch: Grilled Chicken over Mixed Greens

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Tuesday October 07, 2014

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Short Course: Art of the Early 20th Century
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In the latter sessions of “Art of the Early 20th Century,” learn about art between the world wars including: modern architecture, the Harlem Renaissance, and art that continued to challenge convention, such as the illogical and playful work of the surrealists. This course led by Assistant Curator of Education Alice Novak is comprised of classroom presentations and gallery discussions. To register, please contact the Education Secretary at edsecy@mmfa.org or 240-4365.

 

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Wednesday October 08, 2014

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Ekphrasis: A Monthly Book Club about Art
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

The Art Detective: Adventures of an Antiques Road Show Appraiser by Philip Mould

How can you tell a masterpiece from a piece of junk? Philip Mould has been so successful at discovering buried treasures that he’s affectionately known as “the art detective.” Now, at last, he has decided to let the eleven million fans of Antiques Roadshow in on his secrets. Led by Assistant Curator of Education Alice Novak

This special program is for members only. Visit the membership page learn more.

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Tuesday October 14, 2014

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Short Course: Art of the Early 20th Century
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In the latter sessions of “Art of the Early 20th Century,” learn about art between the world wars including: modern architecture, the Harlem Renaissance, and art that continued to challenge convention, such as the illogical and playful work of the surrealists. This course led by Assistant Curator of Education Alice Novak is comprised of classroom presentations and gallery discussions. To register, please contact the Education Secretary at edsecy@mmfa.org or 240-4365.

 

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Tuesday October 21, 2014

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Short Course: Art of the Early 20th Century
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In the latter sessions of “Art of the Early 20th Century,” learn about art between the world wars including: modern architecture, the Harlem Renaissance, and art that continued to challenge convention, such as the illogical and playful work of the surrealists. This course led by Assistant Curator of Education Alice Novak is comprised of classroom presentations and gallery discussions. To register, please contact the Education Secretary at edsecy@mmfa.org or 240-4365.

 

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Tuesday October 28, 2014

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Short Course: Art of the Early 20th Century
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In the latter sessions of “Art of the Early 20th Century,” learn about art between the world wars including: modern architecture, the Harlem Renaissance, and art that continued to challenge convention, such as the illogical and playful work of the surrealists. This course led by Assistant Curator of Education Alice Novak is comprised of classroom presentations and gallery discussions. To register, please contact the Education Secretary at edsecy@mmfa.org or 240-4365.

 

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Tuesday January 06, 2015

Short Course: Great Collectors Houses
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tuesdays, January 6, 13, 20, and 27 at noon

In conjunction with Invitation to the Ball: the Fancy Dress Costumes of Marjorie Merriweather Post, the Museum is offering a short course on houses of great American collectors that are Museums today.

January 6 The Frick Collection in New York, home of the industrialist Henry Clay Frick, featuring his Old Master and decorative arts collections – Led by Alice Novak

Lunch is available by advance request for $10.  Reservations must be in by noon the Friday before.

Please contact Brandy Morrison at 240-4365, edsecy@mmfa.org.

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Tuesday January 13, 2015

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Short Course: Great Collectors Houses
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tuesdays, January 6, 13, 20, and 27 at noon

In conjunction with Invitation to the Ball: the Fancy Dress Costumes of Marjorie Merriweather Post, the Museum is offering a short course on houses of great American collectors that are Museums today.

January 13 The Phillips Collection in DC, the Phillips family home showcasing the modern works collected by Duncan Phillips – Led by Tim Brown

Lunch is available by advance request for $10.  Reservations must be in by noon the Friday before.

Please contact Brandy Morrison at 240-4365, edsecy@mmfa.org.

 

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Tuesday January 20, 2015

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Short Course: Great Collectors Houses
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tuesdays, January 6, 13, 20, and 27 at noon

In conjunction with Invitation to the Ball: the Fancy Dress Costumes of Marjorie Merriweather Post, the Museum is offering a short course on houses of great American collectors that are Museums today.

January 20 The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, the Italian Renaissance style palazzo featuring Gardner’s ancient to modern collections – Led by Alice Novak

Lunch is available by advance request for $10.  Reservations must be in by noon the Friday before.

Please contact Brandy Morrison at 240-4365, edsecy@mmfa.org.

 

 

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Tuesday January 27, 2015

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Short Course: Great Collectors Houses
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tuesdays, January 6, 13, 20, and 27 at noon

In conjunction with Invitation to the Ball: the Fancy Dress Costumes of Marjorie Merriweather Post, the Museum is offering a short course on houses of great American collectors that are Museums today.

January 27 Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens, the DC home of American heiress and businesswoman Marjorie Merriweather Post, showcasing her Russian and French decorative arts collections – Led by Margaret Lynne Ausfeld

Lunch is available by advance request for $10.  Reservations must be in by noon the Friday before.

Please contact Brandy Morrison at 240-4365, edsecy@mmfa.org.

 

 

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Tuesday February 03, 2015

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Short Course: Art and Freedom
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tuesdays February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24 at noon

In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March, the Museum celebrates the diverse expressions of African American artists.  From the work of painters and sculptors breaking barriers in the 19th century to the Harlem Renaissance and beyond, the course will be comprised of lectures and visits to the Reflections and History Refused to Die exhibitions, along with selected works in the Museum’s collection.

Led by Alma Freeman and Alice Novak

 

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Tuesday February 10, 2015

Short Course: Art and Freedom
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tuesdays February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24 at noon

In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March, the Museum celebrates the diverse expressions of African American artists.  From the work of painters and sculptors breaking barriers in the 19th century to the Harlem Renaissance and beyond, the course will be comprised of lectures and visits to the Reflections and History Refused to Die exhibitions, along with selected works in the Museum’s collection.

Led by Alice Novak

 

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Tuesday February 17, 2015

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Short Course: Art and Freedom
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tuesdays February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24 at noon

In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March, the Museum celebrates the diverse expressions of African American artists.  From the work of painters and sculptors breaking barriers in the 19th century to the Harlem Renaissance and beyond, the course will be comprised of lectures and visits to the Reflections and History Refused to Die exhibitions, along with selected works in the Museum’s collection.

Led by Alma Freeman and Alice Novak

 

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Tuesday February 24, 2015

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Short Course: Art and Freedom
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tuesdays February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24 at noon

In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March, the Museum celebrates the diverse expressions of African American artists.  From the work of painters and sculptors breaking barriers in the 19th century to the Harlem Renaissance and beyond, the course will be comprised of lectures and visits to the Reflections and History Refused to Die exhibitions, along with selected works in the Museum’s collection.

Led by Alma Freeman and Alice Novak

 

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Tuesday March 03, 2015

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Short Course: Art and Freedom
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tuesdays February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24 at noon

In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March, the Museum celebrates the diverse expressions of African American artists.  From the work of painters and sculptors breaking barriers in the 19th century to the Harlem Renaissance and beyond, the course will be comprised of lectures and visits to the Reflections and History Refused to Die exhibitions, along with selected works in the Museum’s collection.

Led by Alma Freeman and Alice Novak

 

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Tuesday March 10, 2015

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Short Course: Art and Freedom
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tuesdays February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24 at noon

In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March, the Museum celebrates the diverse expressions of African American artists.  From the work of painters and sculptors breaking barriers in the 19th century to the Harlem Renaissance and beyond, the course will be comprised of lectures and visits to the Reflections and History Refused to Die exhibitions, along with selected works in the Museum’s collection.

Led by Alma Freeman and Alice Novak

 

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Tuesday March 17, 2015

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Short Course: Art and Freedom
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tuesdays February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24 at noon

In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March, the Museum celebrates the diverse expressions of African American artists.  From the work of painters and sculptors breaking barriers in the 19th century to the Harlem Renaissance and beyond, the course will be comprised of lectures and visits to the Reflections and History Refused to Die exhibitions, along with selected works in the Museum’s collection.

Led by Alma Freeman and Alice Novak

 

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Tuesday March 24, 2015

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Short Course: Art and Freedom
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tuesdays February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24 at noon

In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March, the Museum celebrates the diverse expressions of African American artists.  From the work of painters and sculptors breaking barriers in the 19th century to the Harlem Renaissance and beyond, the course will be comprised of lectures and visits to the Reflections and History Refused to Die exhibitions, along with selected works in the Museum’s collection.

Led by Alma Freeman and Alice Novak

 

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Wednesday April 08, 2015

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Ekphrasis – A Monthly Book Club About Art
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A FREE program for Museum members

Works of fiction and non-fiction are featured, covering periods ranging from the ancient world to the present with staff members leading presentations to provide visual context.

The Art Forger: A Novel by B. A. Shapiro

Almost twenty-five years after the infamous art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum—still the largest unsolved art theft in history—one of the stolen Degas paintings is delivered to the Boston studio of a young artist. Claire Roth has entered into a Faustian bargain with a powerful gallery owner by agreeing to forge the Degas in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But as she begins her work, she starts to suspect that this long-missing masterpiece—the very one that had been hanging at the Gardner for one hundred years—may itself be a forgery.

Led by Assistant Curator of Adult Programs, Alice Novak

This special program is for members only.  Visit the membership page to learn more.

 

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Thursday April 16, 2015

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Artist In Action
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

Please stop by the Museum Store to see local artist Marybeth Farris as our Artist in Action in conjunction with DiVine Lunch.  She will be demonstrating how she uses beeswax and varnish to create photographic transfers onto canvas.  One of Marybeth’s favorite subject matters are sheep, so expect to see beautiful pictures of them being turned onto canvas!

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Wednesday May 06, 2015

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Ekphrasis – A Monthly Book Club About Art
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Defiant Spirits by Ross King

Beginning in 1912, Defiant Spirits traces the artistic development of Tom Thomson and the future members of the Group of Seven, Franklin Carmichael, Lawren Harris, A. Y. Jackson, Franz Johnston, Arthur Lismer, J. E. H. MacDonald, and Frederick Varley, over a dozen years in Canadian history.

Led by Donna Pickens

This special program is for members only.  Visit the membership page to learn more.

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Wednesday August 12, 2015

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Ekphrasis – A Monthly Book Club About Art
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Rembrandt’s Eyes by Simon Schama

Rembrandt’s Eyes shows us why Rembrandt is such a thrilling painter, so revolutionary in his art, so penetrating of the hearts of those who have looked for three hundred years at his pictures. Above all, Schama’s understanding of Rembrandt’s mind and the dynamic of his life allows him to re-create Rembrandt’s life on the page. Through a combination of scholarship and literary skill, Schama allows us to actually see that life through Rembrandt’s own eyes.

Led by Alice Novak

This special program is for members only.  Visit the membership page to learn more.

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Wednesday September 09, 2015

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Ekphrasis – A Monthly Book Club About Art
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Forest Lover by Susan Vreeland

In her acclaimed novels, Susan Vreeland has given us portraits of painting and life that are as dazzling as their artistic subjects. Now, in The Forest Lover, she traces the courageous life and career of Emily Carr, who, more than Georgia O’Keeffe or Frida Kahlo, blazed a path for modern women artists. Overcoming the confines of Victorian culture, Carr became a major force in modern art by capturing an untamed British Columbia and its indigenous peoples just before industrialization changed them forever. From illegal potlatches in tribal communities to artists’ studios in pre-World War I Paris, Vreeland tells her story with gusto and suspense, giving us a glorious novel that will appeal to lovers of art, native cultures, and lush historical fiction.

Led by Donna Pickens

This special program is for members only.  Visit the membership page to learn more.

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Wednesday October 14, 2015

the painted word

Ekphrasis – A Monthly Book Club About Art
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Painted Word by Tom Wolfe

Wolfe’s style has never been more dazzling, his wit never more keen. He addresses the scope of Modern Art, from its founding days as Abstract Expressionism through its transformations to Pop, Op, Minimal, and Conceptual.  This is Tom Wolfe “at his most clever, amusing, and irreverent” (San Francisco Chronicle).

led by Jennifer Jankauskas

This special program is for members only.  Visit the membership page to learn more.

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Wednesday November 18, 2015

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Ekphrasis – A Monthly Book Club About Art
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Yellow House: Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Nine Turbulent Weeks in Arles by Martin Gayford

This chronicle of the two months in 1888 when Paul Gauguin shared a house in France with Vincent Van Gogh describes not only how these two hallowed artists painted and exchanged ideas, but also the texture of their everyday lives. Includes 60 B&W reproductions of the artists’ paintings and drawings from the period.

led by Alice Novak

This special program is for members only.  Visit the membership page to learn more.

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Wednesday January 13, 2016

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Ekphrasis – A Monthly Book Club About Art
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough

The #1 bestseller that tells the remarkable story of the generations of American artists, writers, and doctors who traveled to Paris, the intellectual, scientific, and artistic capital of the western world, fell in love with the city and its people, and changed America through what they learned, told by America’s master historian, David McCullough.

Not all pioneers went west.

In The Greater Journey, David McCullough tells the enthralling, inspiring—and until now, untold—story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, and others who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, hungry to learn and to excel in their work. What they achieved would profoundly alter American history…

This special program is for members only.  Visit the membership page to learn more.

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Wednesday February 10, 2016

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Ekphrasis – A Monthly Book Club About Art
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer by Anne-Marie O’Connor

The true story that inspired the movie Woman in Gold starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds.

Contributor to the Washington Post Anne-Marie O’Connor brilliantly regales us with the galvanizing story of Gustav Klimt’s 1907 masterpiece—the breathtaking portrait of a Viennese Jewish socialite, Adele Bloch-Bauer. The celebrated painting, stolen by Nazis during World War II, subsequently became the subject of a decade-long dispute between her heirs and the Austrian government.

When the U.S. Supreme Court became involved in the case, its decision had profound ramifications in the art world. Expertly researched, masterfully told, The Lady in Gold is at once a stunning depiction of fin-de siècle Vienna, a riveting tale of Nazi war crimes, and a fascinating glimpse into the high-stakes workings of the contemporary art world.

One of the Best Books of the Year: The Huffington Post, The Christian Science Monitor.
Winner of the Marfield National Award for Arts Writing. Winner of a California Book Award.

This special program is for members only.  Visit the membership page to learn more.

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Wednesday March 09, 2016

confessions

Ekphrasis – A Monthly Book Club About Art
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Confessions of An Art Addict by Peggy Guggenheim

A patron of art since the 1930s, Peggy Guggenheim, in a candid self-portrait, provides an insider’s view of the early days of modern art, with revealing accounts of her eccentric wealthy family, her personal and professional relationships, and often surprising portrayals of the artists themselves. Here is a book that captures a valuable chapter in the history of modern art, as well as the spirit of one of its greatest advocates.

This special program is for members only.  Visit the membership page to learn more.

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Wednesday April 13, 2016

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Ekphrasis – A Monthly Book Club About Art
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X by Deborah Davis

The subject of John Singer Sargent’s most famous painting was twenty-three-year-old New Orleans Creole Virginie Gautreau, who moved to Paris and quickly became the “it girl” of her day. A relative unknown at the time, Sargent won the commission to paint her; the two must have recognized in each other a like-minded hunger for fame.

Unveiled at the 1884 Paris Salon, Gautreau’s portrait generated the attention she craved-but it led to infamy rather than stardom. Sargent had painted one strap of Gautreau’s dress dangling from her shoulder, suggesting either the prelude to or the aftermath of sex. Her reputation irreparably damaged, Gautreau retired from public life, destroying all the mirrors in her home.

This special program is for members only.  Visit the membership page to learn more.

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Wednesday May 11, 2016

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Ekphrasis – A Monthly Book Club About Art
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Leonardo and the Last Supper by Ross King

Milan, 1496 and forty-four-year-old Leonardo da Vinci has a reputation for taking on commissions and failing to complete them. He is in a state of professional uncertainty and financial difficulty. For eighteen months he has been painting murals in both the Sforza Castle in Milan and the refectory of the convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie. The latter project will become the Last Supper, a complex mural that took a full three years to complete on a surface fifteen feet high by twenty feet wide. Not only had he never attempted a painting of such size, but he had no experience whatsoever in painting in the physically demanding medium of fresco.

For more than five centuries the Last Supper has been an artistic, religious and cultural icon. The art historian Kenneth Clark has called it ‘the keystone of European art’, and for a century after its creation it was regarded as nothing less than a miraculous image. Even today, according to Clark, we regard the painting as ‘more a work of nature than a work of man’. And yet there is a very human story behind this artistic ‘miracle’, which was created against the backdrop of momentous events both in Milan and in the life of Leonardo himself.

In Leonardo and the Last Supper, Ross King tells the complete story of this creation of this mural: the adversities suffered by the artist during its execution; the experimental techniques he employed; the models for Christ and the Apostles that he used; and the numerous personalities involved – everyone from the Leonardo’s young assistants to Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan who commissioned the work. Ross King’s new book is both a record of Leonardo da Vinci’s last five years in Milan and a ‘biography’ of one of the most famous works of art ever painted.

This special program is for members only.  Visit the membership page to learn more.

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