Wednesday, Feb 6th at 3pm
The Great Faberge Collections
By Geza von Hapsburg, who will examine the rich and bloody history of Faberge collecting including the ill-fated Nicholas and Alexandra.
Thursday, February 7th at 3pm
Robert Indiana and the Star of Hope
By Michael Komanecky. This lecture examines the life and work of a living legend, Robert Indiana, the creator of the Love sculpture, and many other icons of the twentieth century, These incredible works of art have been diffused in particular through the production of multiples, and this lecture examines in particular the artist's highly important graphic works like the Hartley Elegies, 1990/1991. Komanecky has spent a great deal of time with the artist, and a fascinating feature of the lecture will be a first-hand look at the artist's life. For the last 30 years, Indiana has lived in an 1884 Oddfellows Lodge, the Star of Hope.
Friday, February 8th at 3 pm
Beauty + Mystery = Allure: Portraits of Women by Leonardo da Vinci
By Dr. Roger Ward, former Chief Curator and Deputy Director of the Norton Museum of Art, this lecture is grabbed right from the headlines! Between 1492 and 1502, Leonardo made unforgettable portraits of three woman intimately associated with Ludovico Sforza--known as "Il Moro"--usurper of the Duchy of Milan; likewise of the duke's sister-in-law, the extraordinary Isabella d'Este, Marchesa of Mantua; and of the young Florentine matron, Lisa Gherardini. Mystery and controversy, even tragedy, have dogged these remarkable works for more than 500 years. Recent research has yielded new discoveries about their histories, the lives of the sitters, and about the artist's supreme technical achievements.
Saturday, February 9th at 3pm
Passions: Collecting Art & Antiques
By Miller Gaffney, of Miller Gaffney Art Advisory, and as seen on the PBS show, "Market Warriors." This lecture gives an overview of the current trends in the art market, as well as looking at the question of using art as an asset. It covers buying and selling, and the drivers of connoisseurship and collector demand. Ms. Gaffney will Offer market insights regarding the fundamentals of collecting art and antiques, and most importantly, getting it right!
Sunday, February 10th at 2pm
Regarding Warhol: Sixty artists, Fifty years
By Marla Prather, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art., and curator of the exhibition Regarding Warhol: Sixty artists, Fifty years.
This lecture, and the exhibition of the same name at the Met, examines a fascinating dialogue between works of art and artists across generations. For decades, critics have observed that Andy Warhol exerted an enormous impact on contemporary art, but no exhibition has yet explored the full nature or extent of that influence. Through approximately forty-five works by Warhol alongside one hundred works by some sixty other artists, Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years juxtaposes prime examples of Warhol's paintings, sculpture, and films with those by other artists who in key ways reinterpret, respond, or react to his groundbreaking work.