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Arts Society: Famous and Fabulous - September

September 18, 2018 @ 10:30am to September 18, 2018 @ 12:00pm

Council of 101 Meeting Rooms A, B & C

Select Tuesdays / 10:30am - 12pm

Join us for a thought-provoking and lively lecture series: Famous and Fabulous European Art, 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.


This year European artists will take center stage. Leonardo’s Mona Lisa may be the most famous painting in the world, but the woman herself has remained a mystery. Scholars are now uncovering bits of information about who she was, just as they are determining the identity of Gainsborough’s Blue Boy. Discover why Rembrandt was so unpopular after he painted Night Watch and why the U.S. government fought a court case over Brancusi’s Bird in Flight. Monet didn’t just paint water lilies, he was obsessed with them! And both Tracy Emin and Damien Hirst broke the “rules” of art with a messy bed and a tiger shark. In this popular lecture series led by Susan Rosoff, you’ll learn all this and more about many of Europe’s most iconic works of art.


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


September 18

  • Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa
  • Michelangelo, David
  • Sandro Botticelli, Birth of Venus
  • Titian, Venus of Urbino

October 30

  • Jan van Eyck, Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife
  • Caravaggio, Bacchus
  • Rembrandt van Rijn, The Company of Frans Banning Cocq and Willem van Ruytenburgh, (Night Watch)

December 11

  • Thomas Gainsborough, Blue Boy
  • Jean-Dominque Ingres, Napoleon on his Imperial Throne
  • Auguste Rodin, The Thinker

January 8

  • Edgar Degas, The Little Dancer
  • Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Luncheon of the Boating Party
  • Claude Monet, Water Lilies

March 12

  • Vincent van Gogh, Starry Night
  • Edvard Munch, The Scream;
  • Constantin Brancusi, Bird in Flight
  • Pablo Picasso; Girl Before a Mirror

April 9

  • Richard Hamilton, Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing?
  • Sophie Calle, Take Care of Yourself
  • Tracy Emin, The Bed
  • Damien Hirst, The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living (Shark)


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

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