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Artistic Collaborations Over the Centuries, Part I

In these fully illustrated talks, Joan Lipton will focus on artists whose work was affected by their close relationships, both professionally and personally with other artists. Families of artists, married couples, siblings, mothers and daughters, fathers and sons and close friends will be discussed. They range across the centuries and across varied geographic locations, and best exemplify shared creativity. In alphabetical order, and not in order of appearance, they are: Albert Barnes and His Artists; The Brueghal Family; Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas and Japanese Printmakers; "Clara and Mr. Tiffany"; The Giacometti Brothers, The Limbourg Brothers; Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera; The Lippis, Father and Son; Michelangelo, Mentor to Painters and Sculptors; Gabriel Munter and Wassily Kandinsky; Miriam Schapiro and Judy Chicago; Norton Simon and His Artists; The Stettheimer Sisters; and The Zorach Family.

Instructor: Joan Lipton, Ph.D. is a celebrated art historian, lecturer and a dedicated scholar. She earned a Master's degree in art history from Hunter College, specializing in the Renaissance, and a Ph.D. in art history from The Graduate Center of the City of New York, with a specialization in 19th and 20th century art.

>Thursdays, Nov. 5- Dec. 17 (no class Nov 26 and Dec 3), 1:00-3:00pm
  $40/Member; $60/Guest; $15/Class 

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 Film Talk: American Musical Film Classics

Take an in-depth look at some of the classics of the American musical genre. We will discuss the unforgettable dance team of Fred and Ginger, along with the legacy of such icons as Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly; Audrey Hepburn and Leslie Caron, along with great composers such as Jerome Kern and Rodgers and Hammerstein; and terrific filmmakers, including Stanley Donen and Vincent Minnelli.

Instructor: Roberta Presser is an experienced film lecturer and drama teacher. She earned a Masters in Arts degree from Columbia University and attended Columbia's Graduate Film School. She has worked as an assistant director, assistant to the producer, and unit location manager on such films as The Blues Brothers, Friday the 13th Part II, Princes Daisy, He Knows You're Alone, and Circle of Two.

> Tuesdays, Nov. 10- Dec. 15 (no class November 24), 12:30-3:00pm
   $40/Member; $60/Guest; $15/Class

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L'Opera A La Mode: Four Classic Works from the French Repertory

This course looks at the highly popular French school of "Grand" opera. These spectacular operas were favorites of the audiences who attended the Paris Opera House simply known as L'Opera. The operas are sung in the original language with English subtitles and a printed synopsis will be provided.

Week 1- Manon by Massenet- A Opera Nationale di Paris

Week 2- Faust by C. Gounod- A Royal Opera House

Week 3- Tales of Hoffman by J Offenbach

Week 4- Carmen by G. Bizet

Instructor: Giuseppe Albanese attended the University of Vermont and received his degree in history. In 1989, after five years of intensive study, he developed a dynamic education program entitled the Joy of Opera. Mr. Albanese is a recipient of the Lifelong Learning Society's Excellence in Teaching Award.

> Tuesdays, Nov. 17- Dec. 15 (no class December 8), 4:30-6:00pn
   $32/Member; $48/Guest; $15/Class

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The Inaugural Chamber Music Event 

We are proud to present the Inaugural Chamber Music Event, featuring renowned violin and piano duo, Tomas Cotik and Tao Lin. Tomas Cotik, an award-winning Argentinian violinist, has performed with many internationally prominent conductors such as Michael Tilson Thomas. Tao Lin is a Shanghai native and accomplished pianist who has given recitals at the Kennedy Center, National Gallery and more. Come experience their shared passion and commitment to chamber music.

>Thursday, Dec. 10; 7:00-9:00pm 
  $15/Member; $20/Guest (Dessert Reception Included) 

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Groucho and His Brothers

From vaudeville to TV, for the past sixty years, the Marx Brothers-- Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Zeppo, and (for a very short while) Gummo-- regaled audiences with a combination of music, zany physical comedy, and slyly sophisticated musings and mockery of the follies of staid
and traditional society. Amy will discuss and share with you some anecdotes from their biographies and ways in which their act evolved in the movies.

Instructor: Amy Lezberg, Ph.D. is a consultant in Education for the U.S. Department of State. A contributor to two encyclopedias: American Women Writers and Jewish Women in America, she received her Ph.D. in English from Boston University and has taught English and American
Ethnic Literature at Boston area universities.

>Tuesdays, Jan 5, 12; 1:00-2:30 PM
  $16/Member; $24/Guest; $15/Class

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African American Artists

In this set of five fully illustrated lectures, Dr. Joan Lipton examines paintings and sculptures that provide a view of the black experience in America from slavery through the 21st century. These influential works shaped our culture, and the artists are among the greatest artists in American history. 

Session 1: Picturing African Americans and Their Life in the 19th Century by Black and White Artists
Session 2 & 3: The Harlem Renaissance and Prominent African American Artists
Session 4: Let’s Not Forget African American Women
Session 5: Contemporary African American and African Artists

Instructor: Joan Lipton, Ph.D. is an experienced art historian, lecturer and a dedicated scholar with the desire to promote the study of art and culture. She earned a Master’s degree in art history from Hunter College, with a specialization in the Renaissance, and a PhD in art history from The Graduate Center of the City of New York, with a specialization in 19th and 20th century art.

>Thursdays, Jan.14-Feb 11; 12:30-2:30pm 
   $40/Member; $60/Guest; $15/Class 

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New World Symphony Simulcast: Inside the Music 

The New World Symphony’s Inside the Music program provides an intimate and interactive view into the world of classical music and symphonic musicians. Throughout the concert season, NWS musicians prepare and host a series of hour long, mini-seminars exploring an array of topics of
their choosing, such as orchestral music history, professional instrumental auditions, and classical music appreciation. The Mandel JCC and the NWS are bringing this popular interactive one hour program to you via simulcast.

>Tuesdays, Jan. 12, Apr. 5; 7:00pm
  Free & Open to the community 

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Artistic Collaborations Over the Centuries, Part II

In these fully illustrated talks, Dr. Joan Lipton will focus on artists who worked alongside each other and how their work was affected by their close relationships, both professionally and personally. In addition, we will discuss whole families of the artists including spouses, siblings, mothers and daughters, fathers and sons and close friends. Each artist was chosen because they best exemplify shared creativity. The artists below are listed in alphabetical order, not in order of appearance. Some will receive more coverage than others, depending upon the quantity of their masterpieces. The Avery Family ; The Bellini Family; Nell Blaine and Her Artist Friends; Pierre Bonnard and Eduard Vuillard; Sonia and Robert Delaunay; Elaine and William de Kooning; Donald Judd and Dan Flavin; The Peale Family; Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque; The Pissaro Family; Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner; The Wyeth Family

Instructor: Joan Lipton, Ph.D. is an experienced art historian, lecturer and a dedicated scholar with the desire to promote the study of art and culture. She earned a Master’s degree in art history from Hunter College, with a specialization in the Renaissance, and a PhD in art history from The Graduate Center of the City of New York, with a specialization in 19th and 20th century art.

>Thursdays, Mar. 10- Apr. 14 (No class April 7); 12:30-2:30pm
   $40/Member; $60/Guest; $15/Class 

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A Day at the Norton Museum

Meet us at the Norton in West Palm Beach for a docent led tour of the museum’s current exhibits which will include: From Degas to Van Gogh; O’Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York; and Women Artists of the 20th and 21st Centuries. The tour is followed by lunch at The Café in the Norton. After lunch you are welcome to spend more time enjoying the Norton’s treasures. To provide the optimum experience, we will be splitting our participants into small groups for the tour. We are therefore limiting the number of people for this excursion to 40, on a first come basis. 

>Wednesday, Mar. 23; 10:30am 
  $40/Member; $48/Guest 

  *Our thanks to Hinda Pollack for creating and cultivating this offering*

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*This adult education class is free for Individual, Couple and Seasonal Mandel JCC members




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