Coffee Lectures are $20 and held in the Forum Classroom in Kaul Hall (unless otherwise noted) from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Andrew Wyeth’s World| Bob Brooke
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Gain insight into Andrew Wyeth’s unique vision and explore Wyeth’s artistic process and works through his eyes and words. Consider the contradictions, as he studies the world around him yet remains isolated from the world outside. This is an in-depth analysis of the artist and his works.
Tarot and Fortune’s Great Wheel | Carolyn GussWednesday, October 9, 2013
One of the most significant cards in the Tarot trumps, The Wheel of Fortune emerges from elements as diverse as Platonic philosophy and the Medieval fascination with Goddess Fortuna/Dame Fortune. This lecture will explore the history of the “wheel” motif, its origins in Medieval times, and its appearance in the Tarot deck. We will also consider the Great Wheel’s influence on the arts, including literature, music, and dance.
The Golden Age of Pianism | Therese RawsonWednesday, October 23, 2013
Join us for an historical investigation into the development of the instrument from mid-19th century to mid-20th century, the most celebrated virtuoso pianists, and the surge of women pianists. PowerPoint presentation will include a few brief piano repertoire selections.
Baroque Art | President Sharon Latchaw HirshWednesday, November 6, 2013 | *Held in McShain Auditorium
Art in 17th Century Europe gave expression to a culture of drama and emotion. In an era that saw the formation of ’divine-right’ monarchies, the buildup of all-European commerce, and the emergence of Protestantism versus the Counter-Reformation Catholic Church, art was called upon to support these new institutions as well as to serve the growing personal emotion and expression of the artists themselves. Baroque Rome and Versailles will be discussed as well as individual painters and sculptors.