Arts Society

Susan Rosoff

Select Tuesdays / 10:30am-12pm

Join us for a thought-provoking and lively lecture series: Famous and Fabulous, presented by art educator Susan Rosoff. Each program begins with a light brunch followed by a lecture and concludes with an exclusive tour of the galleries to discuss related artwork.

Famous and Fabulous - Spring Series

In a lecture series presented by Susan Rosoff, learn the stories behind America’s most iconic paintings. Emanuel Leutze’s Washington Crossing the Delaware is in almost every American history book, yet is full of historical errors. What gives? In Migrant Mother, photographer Dorothea Lange captured the misery of a woman and her children fleeing the Dust Bowl. Whatever happened to the family? Andy Warhol’s painting of a soup can set off a great debate; was it art?

Why did Warhol select soup cans in the first place? You’ll want to be in the know on famous paintings like the one where the lion and the lamb lie together in Peaceable Kingdom by Edward Hicks. Snap the Whip by Winslow Homer; Arrangement in Gray and Black (Whistler’s Mother) by James Abbott McNeill Whistler; Moonrise Over Hernandez by Ansel Adams; American Gothic by Grant Wood; Christina’s World by Andrew Wyeth; and “comic book” paintings by Roy Lichtenstein will be among the many prominent paintings that will take center stage. Join us for an exciting year of learning about artworks that are both famous and fabulous.


Visitors - $205 (Price is for entire series)
Members - $150 (Price is for entire series)


January 9

  • Grant Wood, American Gothic
  • Ansel Adams, Moonrise, Hernandez
  • Norman Rockwell, Freedom from Want

March 13

  • Andrew Wyeth, Christina’s World
  • Jackson Pollock, Mural
  • Louise Nevelson, Sky Cathedral

April 10

  • Roy Lichtenstein, Whaam!
  • Andy Warhol, Tomato Soup
  • Maya Lin, Vietnam Veterans Memorial


Held in the Meeting Rooms

Please call 407.896.4231 ext. 261 or email to register.

Artists and Their Muses - Summer Series

Artists are frequently motivated to create their best work by unique individuals who touch their lives. This source of inspiration may come from a woman or a man, but he or she is almost always a person who possesses both the patience to model and an expressive imagination. Though often left untold, tales of artists and their muses offer a new perspective on the creative process. Discover these secrets and more in this sizzling summer lecture series presented by Susan Rosoff.


Visitors - $75 (Price is for entire series)
Members - $60 (Price is for entire series)


May 8: Artists as Muses
Berthe Morisot to Édouard Manet; Jeanne Hébuterne to Amedeo Modigliani; and Dora Maar to Pablo Picasso

June 5: Wives as Muses
Hortense Fiquet, wife of Paul Cézanne; Gala Dali, wife of Salvador Dali; Kitty Garman and Caroline Blackwood, wives of Lucian Freud; and Ada Katz, wife of Alex Katz

June 12: Lovers as Muses
Jo Hiffernan to James Abbott McNeill Whistler and Gustave Courbet; Lizzie Siddal to Dante Gabriel Rossetti; Kiki de Montparnasse and Lee Miller to Man Ray; and George Dyer to Francis Bacon


Held in the Meeting Rooms

Please call 407.896.4231 ext. 261 or email to register.

Dates &: Times:

Location: Council of 101 Meeting Rooms A, B & C, Galleries

About Susan Rosoff

Susan Rosoff is the founder and managing member of Susan Merrill Rosoff, Arts and Museum Consulting, LLC and co-author of Teaching Through the Arts, Writing, Volume 1. Previously she served as Curator of Education at Orlando Museum of Art, where she developed many award-winning programs for adults, including outreach programs for seniors in assisted living facilities and adults suffering from memory loss, as well as lectures, workshops, seminars, and art appreciation classes.

In partnership with the University of Central Florida (UCF) she taught graduate and undergraduate art history classes based on the Orlando Museum of Art’s contemporary art exhibitions. As an adjunct instructor at UCF she also taught Twentieth Century Art, Art of the Last Twenty-Five Years and Non-Western Art. She continues to develop educational material for museums, while directing and coordinating projects through the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Alliance for Arts Education (FAAE), and working with teachers on arts integration. Rosoff holds a B.A. in English from Briarcliff College, and an M.A. in art museum studies from Norwich University.