Monday, February 8, 2010

Spring Lecture Series at SAA

2010 Spring Lecture Series
Generously Sponsored by
Merrill G. & Emita E. Hastings Foundation

Homer II
American Realism

Winslow Homer, Fairfield Porter, Andrew Wyeth & Philip Pearlstein

Monday, March 8

7:00-9:00 pm

Speaker: Mel Leipzig

Mel Leipzig will discuss the tradition of American realism as expressed in the works of Winslow Homer (1836-1910), Fairfield Porter (1907-1975), Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) and Philip Pearlstein (b. 1924).

Mel Leipzig is a Professor of Art at Mercer County College which he has taught fine art and lectured on art history for over 35 years. He is also a nationally recognized artist whose works are in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC; Yale Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; The White House Collection, Washington D.C.; New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ; Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ; Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ; and Cooper-Hewitt Museum for Decorative Arts, NYC among others. In 2006, Mr. Leipzig was elected to the prestigious National Academy of Design, NYC.

National Gallery

Treasures from The National Gallery in London
Thursday, April 15, 2010
7:00-8:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Barbara Tomlinson

Unlike the Louvre or the Hermitage, the National Gallery in London does
not consist primarily of the remains of a formerly Royal collection.
This museum was deliberately assembled to be a course in Western
painting for a democratic society. Starting at one end and walking
through to the other, the visitor not only enjoys a succession of
masterpieces rom every period in Western art, but can easily trace the
development of painting from the Renaissance to the Impressionists.
This talk offers a virtual tour of this stunning collection.

Dr. Barbara Tomlinson received a B.A. from Barnard College, her Masters from Harvard University and her Doctorate from Rutgers University. Having retired from Kean University in 2000, Dr. Tomlinson now devotes her time to offering adult education courses on art and culture.

Isenheim Altarpiece

The Isenheim Altarpiece
Thursday, May 13
7:00-8:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Gretchen Atwater

The magnificent Isenheim Altarpiece, painted between 1510 and 1515 by Matthais GrĂ¼newald for the Abbey of Saint Anthony in Isenheim, is one of the masterpieces of German Renaissance art. This exceptionally complex and emotionally moving work will be considered in its cultural and historical context.

Dr. Gretchen D. Atwater, is an art historian who specializes in seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish art. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Kansas where she wrote her dissertation on the influence of trade by the Dutch East India Company on Netherlandish art.

Cost per lecture
Free to SAA members
$15 per lecture, non-members.
To Register
Call SAA (908) 234-2345; Seating is limited
*All lectures to be held at the Clarence Dillon Public Library, Bedminster*

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