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The Arts at the JCC 


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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Puccini, Zeffirelli, and the MET: Historic Landmark Productions

Opera’s popularity has grown dramatically. It has featured in two of our well known romantic movies as a venue for a special date.  In Pretty Woman, Richard Gere and Julia Roberts flew to San Francisco to attend the opera, while in Moonstruck, Nicholas Cage  and Cher spent an evening at the MET. In this course, guided by Maestro Giuseppe Albanese who provides insights and commentary, you will be treated to two of the finest operatic productions of the late 20th. Sung in the original language, Italian, with English subtitles, each production comes is a combination of the musical genius of Puccini,  the directional skills of Zeffirelli, and the theatrical magic of the Metropolitan Opera.

>Tuesdays, Feb. 16-Mar. 8, 1:00-2:30pm 
 
Free for JCC couple, seasonal, and individual memberships

  4 classes-$32 All other JCC  members;  $48 Guests; or $15 per Class

Register for Puccini, Zeffirelli, and the MET>>


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 

Register for Artistic Collaborations Over the Centuries, Part II>>


The Works of Billy Crystal: A Film Talk

As an American actor, director, writer, producer and comedian, Billy Crystal’s body of work is extensive. He gained prominence in the 1970s for playing Jodie Dallas
on the ABC sitcom Soap and became a Hollywood film star during the late 1980s and 1990s, appearing in critical and box office successes such as When Harry Met Sally,
Forget Paris, City Slickers, Mr. Saturday Night and providing the voice of Mike Wazowski in the Monsters, Inc. franchise. In this course we will examine his comedy and creativity.

Instructor: Roberta Presser comes to us with a wealth of film experience as a notable film lecturer and drama teacher. She earned a Master in Arts degree from Columbia University and attended Columbia’s Graduate Film School. She has worked as an assistant director, assistant to the producer, production assistant, and unit location manager on such films as The Blues Brothers, Friday the 13th, Part II, Princess Daisy, He Knows You’re Alone, and Circle of Two. Currently, Ms. Presser designs and presents film courses for the United Federation of Teachers Retiree Programs.

>Tuesdays, Mar 22-Apr 12, 12:30-3:00pm 
   Session Fee: $32/Member; $48/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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