Lectures

The Femme Fatales of Art History - An Examination of the Most Famous Paintings of Women

Given our current reality of staying at home and social distancing, in this lecture, we will virtually visit museums throughout the world that are home to famous portraits of women.

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Meet the Darling Madame d'Ora: Era Defining Fashion Photographer that Vanished from History

Born Dora Kallamus in 1881 into a privileged Jewish family from Vienna. She purchased her first camera at the age of 23 on a trip in the South of France, later becoming one of Europe's leading photographic portraitists of the 20th Century. 

Make a Big Splash: David Hockney

Dive into the extraordinary career of David Hockney, one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. We will explore over 60 years of his career in 60 minutes. He is perhaps best known for his iconic paintings of LA swimming pools.

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Warhol Women: Iconic Paintings of Leading Female Figures

An exploration of Andy Warhol’s fascination with women and femininity from the 60’s through the 80s. He devotedly represented women regardless of age, race or fame..  In this lecture, we will view vibrant portraits of  Hollywood superstars such as Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Judy Garland, as well as entertainers such as Debbie Harry, Dolly Parton and Liza Minnelli. 

Famous Memorials & Monuments throughout the United States

We will go on a virtual road trip around the US and visit iconic memorials and monuments.

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CHAGALL: The Quintessential Jewish Artist of the 20th Century

Marc Chagall was a Russian-French artist who worked in a variety of media but is most renowned for his paintings. During his time, he was the foremost Jewish artist in the world and has since been referred to as “the quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century”.

Diane Arbus

This lecture will cover the background and portraits of Diane Arbus,  one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century.  She was based in NYC and was working at a time when photography was still only just becoming a recognized art form.

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Cindy Sherman

Throughout Sherman’s successful career she assumes the role of model, photographer, and director as she turns the camera onto herself to create arresting portraits in which she explores a variety of female social roles or personas.

Francesca Woodman

American female photographer, best known for her boundless experimentation with capturing her own body and sometimes others within a haunting black and white space. Despite her brief career which abruptly ended in 1981 at the young age of 22 by jumping to her death her artistic output consisted of over 800 images.

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Miami Art Deco Virtual Walking Tour

Can you imagine Miami Beach without the Art Deco buildings? Thanks to the Miami Design Preservation League, Miami remains home to the largest concentration of Art Deco architecture.  We will explore the iconic buildings located on Lincoln Rd, Washington Ave., Collins Ave and of course Ocean Drive.