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   Fall 2016/Winter 2017

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Dr. Joan's Winter 2017 Art History Lecture Series

The following topics will be explored in this fully illustrated series:

Class 1: Partners in Art: The Averys and the 
Class 2: Partners in Art: Painters and Poets in NYC in the 1950s
Class 3: Partners in Art: Vuillard and Bonnard Class 4: Highlights of American Art: From Colonial Art to the End of the Civil War 
Class 5: Highlights of American Art: From the American Renaissance to the Varied Phases of Realism

Thursdays, January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23 | 1:00-2:30 pm
All Classes: $50 Member ● $70 Guest
Each Class: $12 Member ● $16 Guest

Register for Joan Lipton's Winter Program>>

Spend the Day at the J with Joan

In the morning, enjoy an encore art history talk you may have missed; take time out for lunch, and then attend a lecture from Dr. Lipton’s new series in the afternoon. On these special days, those attending Dr. Lipton’s lectures may order lunch, for an additional fee, when they register in advance for the class(es).

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 in her audiences. 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.

From her treasury of wonderful lectures, Dr. Lipton presents two favorites.

Class 1: The Art and Legacy of Van Gogh
Class 2: The Art and Legacy of Michelangelo

Thursdays, February 16, 23 | 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Both Classes: $20 Member ● $28 Guest
Each Class: $12 Member ● $16 Guest

Register to Spend the Day with Joan>> 

Ponzi & Picasso

No stranger to the world of art, in her first novel, From Ponzi to Picasso, Rochelle Ohrstrom looks at how a financial crisis  impacts the establishment and gives an insider’s view of the murky side of the contemporary art world. Is the art the public buys made popular through marketing ploys, or is it truly a work of art? Caveat Emptor! Rochelle Ohrstrom has participated in the art world as a painter, collector, and patron. Her work has been collected by the Vassar and Syracuse museums, and she was a guest artist of the government of the Dominican Republic. As a collector and board member of museum committees, she has spent time at the cutting-edge of art from Beijing to Tehran and Dubai. Multi-talented, she has produced several television shows, directed several commercials, and was CEO of a nationally recognized company.

Sunday, February 26 | 11:00 am-1:00 pm
$15 Member ● $18 Guest (Brunch included)
Registration is Required by February 21

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Tenor Luciano Pavarotti had arguably, the most recognizable voice in the world. His career spanned over 40 years, from an American debut at the Greater Miami Opera to a farewell tour which included a stop in that same city. This documentary, facilitated by Maestro Albanese, will look at the personality and exquisite artistry of the tenor who did more to introduce people to the world of opera than any other single opera star since Enrico Caruso. Q and A will follow the film.

Wednesday, March 1 | 7:00-8:30 pm
$10 Member ● $14 Guest

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Mosaic: A Jewish Cultural Voyage

Mosaic takes us on a Jewish Cultural Voyage through a blend of lecture, dance, and magic. Our journey starts on the Silk Road where Jewish merchants played an important role. Then it’s on to the Oriental Mizrahi Jews, the Sefardic communities, Israel, the Shtetls in Eastern Europe, and stops with Shabbat which is celebrated by Jewish people around the world. Performers: Yonina and Miriam have performed for many international Jewish related occasions such as the Jaffo and Akko festivals in Israel, the International Women Cantors Network Congress in the U.S., the Limmud in the Netherlands, and have appeared on numerous television programs. Yonina is a graduate of the School of Performing Arts and the Martha Graham School of Dance. Miriam is a classically trained dancer and drummer.

Sunday, March 19 | 11:00 am-1:00 pm
$15 Member ● $18 Guest (Brunch included)
Registration is Required by March 13

Register for Mosaic: A Jewish Cultural Voyage>>


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