Arts Society

Susan Rosoff

Select Tuesdays / 11:00am - 12pm

Enjoy a virtual art appreciation lecture presented by museum educator Susan Rosoff. Participants will receive a Zoom meeting invitation prior to each scheduled program.

FALL 2020 SERIES: TWENTY-TWENTY HINDSIGHT: Looking Back to the 1920s
With twenty-twenty hindsight, look back one hundred years to the 1920s. In the aftermath of World War I, the world changed so radically that any sense of normal was hard to find. Innovative technology led to an economic boom that brought about the Second Industrial Revolution. Women’s Suffrage and Prohibition altered the way in which society viewed itself. Under these circumstances, artists expanded their creativity and challenged the norms and traditional ways of thinking, bringing new ideas to the fore. This program will be presented virtually. Participants will receive a Zoom meeting invitation prior to each scheduled program.


January 12: American Modernists
It could be argued that the invention of photography liberated painting from the yoke of representation. This session explores how artists tackled some of the themes of the 1920s. Among those discussed are Charles Sheeler, Georgia O’Keeffe, Joseph Stella, Stuart Davis, Yasuo Kuniyoshi and Florine Stettheimer.

February 9: The Stieglitz Circle
Alfred Stieglitz a photographer, gallerist, and impresario, had a stable of artists who made unparalleled contributions to the introduction of modern art in America. He gave unequivocal support to young American artists including Charles Demuth, Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Max Weber, among others.

March 23: Way Out West

Living in New Mexico in the 1920s was still considered “pioneering.” The interests of the Taos Artists Society, although not unified in style, reflect the landscape and people of the New Mexico. Among the artists included are founders Bert Geer Phillips, Joseph Henry Sharp, as well as Oscar Berninghaus, Ernest Blumenschein, Eanger Irving Couse, Catharine Carter Critcher, William Herbert Dunton, Victor Higgins, and Walter Ufer, who had a completely different focus than artists in the Northeast.

April 20: Americans Overseas

The 1920s found a number of American writers and artists living overseas. This session explores the wire sculptures of Alexander Calder and paintings of Gerald Murphy, Romaine Brooks, Lyonel Feininger and Rockwell Kent, perhaps names not well known to you, but powerhouses of the era.


Visitors - $135 (includes an Individual Museum Membership)
Members - $80


Please call 407.896.4231 ext. 262 or email to register or use the link below.

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.

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