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08 // 10 // 2022

Art Distilled: An Evening Art Discussion with Themed Cocktails

Starts June 8, 2022 @ 5:30pm , Ends August 10, 2022 @ 6:30pm

Select Wednesdays, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

During this evening program for adults, we will explore big questions about the visual arts polled from OM°A social media followers. Enjoy an art appreciation presentation, facilitated discussions, gallery connections, and a themed cocktail. Whether you're a connoisseur or a novice, prepare to analyze and interpret the visual arts in new ways. Bring a date or come alone and meet new friends! Beer and wine will also be available. This program will be presented by Associate Curator of Education & Outreach, David Matteson and Cocktail Specialist, Old Fashioned Dan. Pre-registration is required.

Special thank you to our beverage sponsor, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits.


June 8: What's with all the nudes? - SOLD OUT!

Tracing back to the classical ideal of Ancient Greece, the nude figure is an enduring subject explored within Western art. We will consider the evolution of this practice through a variety of historic and contemporary artworks including exhibited works by Simone Pignoni and Philip Pearlstein.

July 13: Why are there so many isms? - SOLD OUT!

“Isms” refers to the various styles and movements in art, often in association with the trajectory of Western modern art. Think: Impressionism, Expressionism, Dadaism, Surrealism, the list trails on. Though a well-established organizational strategy, isms may also distract from alternative interpretations of art history. We will approach this topic by first defining a selection of these isms and then tracing their legacy within works exhibited in the Florida Prize in Contemporary Art.

August 10: Who is considered an “outsider” artist? - 2 SPOTS LEFT!

Intended to encompass self-taught artists and those whose style, subject matter, or process does not cohere to the mainstream, the boundaries that distinguish “outsider” art are elusive. The term has also been problematized by critics for its potential to further ostracize visionary artists from institutional acceptance. We will connect our discussion of outsider art to exhibited works by Purvis Young.



Cocktails Served: 5:30pm

Program Begins: 6:00pm


Individual Sessions: $25

A full refund will be provided if a class does not meet minimum enrollment and is cancelled. A refund equal to half of tuition paid will be provided for cancellations made up to 7 days prior to the first day of the program. No refunds, no exceptions, will be made if the cancellation is made less than 7 days prior to the start date. Refund request must be made in writing and should be emailed to

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