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Lectures Archive, Fall 2012

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Lunchtime Talks

Join us for these informal presentations on aspects of the Museum's collections and special exhibitions. Lunchtime Talks are usually held on Tuesdays at 12 pm in the Museum.

Tuesday, September 11
The Valley of the Shadow:
American Landscapes in the Time of the Civil War

by Maurie McInnis

Tuesday, October 23
Making Science Visible: The Photography of Berenice Abbott
by Hannah Rogers and Worthy Martin

Tuesday, November 13
Making Science Visible: The Photography of Berenice Abbott
by Stephen Margulies

Tuesday, December 11
Jean Hélion: Reality and Abstraction
by Matthew Affron

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Related & Special Lectures

Thursday, October 11
Jean Hélion: Reality and Abstraction
The Artist In Society: Jean Hélion, painter, writer, prisoner
by Deborah Rosenthal
6:30 pm
Campbell 153

In the 1930s, Jean Hélion, a prominent young abstract painter and writer, was a key figure in some of the earliest international exhibition groups and literary-art revues. Just as his work was evolving towards a figurative art of the everyday, Hélion was caught up in World War II. His 1943 book, "They Shall Not Have Me," recounts his two years in Nazi POW camps. The book, and his work of the 1930s and early 40s, give us a picture of this passionate, articulate artist as a man--the artist in society.

Thursday, October 18
The Valley of the Shadow:
American Landscapes in the Time of the Civil War

A Contested Historical Landscape:
The Civil War Generation Interprets the Conflict

by Gary W. Gallagher
6:30 pm
Campbell 153

Thursday, November 15
Special Lecture
50 Years of Studio Glass: A Celebration
by Tina Oldknow
5:30 pm
Campbell 153

Oldknow will discuss the genesis of the American studio glass movement in the 1960s, and present a wide-ranging survey of work in contemporary glass up to the present.

Saturday Special Tours

These informal presentations on aspects of the Museum's collections and special exhibitions are usually held on the last Saturday of each month from 2-3 pm in the Museum.

Saturday, September 1
Ancient Masters in Modern Styles:
Chinese Ink Paintings from the 16th - 21st Centuries

by Kathleen M. Ryor

Saturday, September 22
Making Science Visible: The Photography of Berenice Abbott
by Stephen Margulies

Saturday, October 27
Jean Hélion: Reality and Abstraction
by Matthew Affron

Saturday, November 24
The Valley of the Shadow:
American Landscapes in the Time of the Civil War

by Bruce Boucher

Saturday Special Tours

Ellen Bayard Weedon Lectures in the Arts of Asia

With the generous support of the Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation, the Museum presents four lectures on South and East Asian art each year.

Please join us for this year's series, all of which are held at 6:30 pm in Campbell 153.

Thursday, September 20
Gardens and Gatherings in Qing Dynasty Painting
by David Ake Sensabaugh
Ruth and Bruce Dayton Curator of
Asian Art, Yale University Art Gallery

Depictions of gardens and gatherings have long histories in China. During the Qing dynasty, both genres of painting flourished, sometimes combined as in Wang Su's Drinking Wine in a Garden of 1750, from the collection of The Fralin Museum of Art. This talk will put Wang S's picture into the broader context of the history of Chinese painting, particularly of depictions of gardens and gatherings.

Thursday, September 27
The Art of Contemporary Ink Painting
by Melissa Chiu
Senior Vice President for Global Arts
and Cultural Programs, Asia Society

Ellen Bayard Weedon Lectures in the Arts of Asia

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