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Live and Recorded talks relating to:

North America

  • John Singer Sargent and Fashion
    John Singer Sargent and Fashion
    Sargent was THE international star of the Gilded Age, most famous for his dramatic & stylish portraits of the elegant & wealthy. He brought his subjects to life and used fashion as a powerful tool to depict identity and personality. The lecture coincides with Tate exhibition, ‘Fashioned by Sargent'.
  • American Impressionism
    American Impressionism
    American Impressionism was inspired by the tonal & stylistic effects of the French, but was uniquely linked with the changing face of America, often depicting the super wealthy, and painted by much more cosmopolitan artists than their European counterparts. More info below
  • American Women Collectors: Isabella Stewart Gardner, a Venetian fantasy in Boston
    American Women Collectors: Isabella Stewart Gardner, a Venetian fantasy in Boston
    Isabella developed an appreciation for the Italian Old Masters while traveling to her beloved Venice. She started collecting art creating one of the most astonishing private collections of Italian & European Art visible in the United States. Join this portrait of a remarkable female collector!
  • American Women Collectors, The lives of Catharine Lorillard Wolfe, Irene Leache and Annie Wood
    American Women Collectors, The lives of Catharine Lorillard Wolfe, Irene Leache and Annie Wood
    Tosca Ruggieri will look at how Wolfe established herself as a prominent tastemaker and artistic arbiter in New York, and how friends Wolfe and Leach filled a cultural vacuum left by the Civil War! more info below
  • American Women Collectors: The lives of Arabella D. Huntington and Lillie P. Bliss
    American Women Collectors: The lives of Arabella D. Huntington and Lillie P. Bliss
    Tosca discusses the mysterious Arabella D. Huntington and her passion for collecting, and the incredible eye of Lillie Bliss putting together a collection later left to the MoMA. More info below
  • Master Pieces: Sargent's Madame X
    Master Pieces: Sargent's Madame X
    This beautiful portrait now in the Met in NY nearly ended the career of the American painter Singer Sargent and the American socialite he painted. Join us for a deep dive into the what, why, where and when of this edgy painting. more info below
  • Intro to American Art History
    Intro to American Art History
    Ok, so we are pushing it a bit in all under an hour.. but we will be aiming to give you an overview of the development of art &artists in the US from the Colonial Period up to the beginning of the 20th century (when we become more familiar with American art). The main names, styles and influences!
  • Art Nouveau in America
    Art Nouveau in America
    American Art Nouveau is mainly known through ceramic and glass designs and is often referred to as the Tiffany Style. Although not as sumptuous as its equivalent in Europe, the Gilded Age created a uniquely American version.
  • Rethinking Mary Cassatt
    Rethinking Mary Cassatt
    Typically cast as the sentimental 'painter of motherhood', Cassatt has recently been reconsidered as an early feminist. This talk examines her subjects and painting style as critical explorations of women’s spaces, confined and assigned by society in fin de siècle Paris.
  • John Singer Sargent’s Approach to Painting
    John Singer Sargent’s Approach to Painting
    Hewn with a Hatchet: this lecture examines John Singer Sargent’s painterly technique, and how he approached painting as though it were sculpture.
  • Will the Real Andy Warhol Please Stand Up
    Will the Real Andy Warhol Please Stand Up
    Think you know everything there is to know about Andy Warhol? Cindy Polemis gives us a glimpse of the much anticipated blockbuster show at Tate Modern, which had to close just days after it opened because of lockdown.
  • Female Patrons and the start of NY’s greatest collections
    Female Patrons and the start of NY’s greatest collections
    Between 1929-39, 4 of NewYork’s most iconic museums emerged in Manhattan: the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney, Frick Collection, and Guggenheim. All world famous institutions. But their founders, all women, are relatively unknown. This lecture will try and shine a light on these trailblazers!
  • 20th century American realism
    20th century American realism
    In this talk Hattie will focus on American 20th century figurative art, looking at three painters of iconic American images. The great Edward Hopper with his intense melancholic interiors and landscapes. Grant Wood, painter of the American Gothic, and Norman Rockwell's memorable images.
  • John Singer Sargent and Fashion
    John Singer Sargent and Fashion
    Sargent was THE international star of the Gilded Age, most famous for his dramatic & stylish portraits of the elegant & wealthy. He brought his subjects to life and used fashion as a powerful tool to depict identity and personality. The lecture coincides with Tate exhibition, ‘Fashioned by Sargent'.
  • FREE: Pop Art and the Swinging Sixties
    FREE: Pop Art and the Swinging Sixties
    Pop Art was a figurative, realist, brightly-coloured response to the modern world of consumerism, youth culture and the mass media in Britain & the USA. Inspired by popular & commercial culture this talk will look at Pop artists and their fascination with their post war world.
  • Live Online Visit: Dali Museum, Florida USA
    Live Online Visit: Dali Museum, Florida USA
    Dalí 101: from Melting Watches to Nuclear Crucifixions. In this talk, Peter Tush, Dalí Museum Curator of Education, explores the fascinating, outrageous life and art of Salvador Dalí, focusing on work in The Dalí Museum Collection, St. Petersburg, Florida.
  • American Impressionists
    American Impressionists
    American Impressionism was inspired by the tonal & stylistic effects of the French, but was uniquely linked with the changing face of America, often depicting the super wealthy, and painted by much more cosmopolitan artists than their European counterparts. More info below
  • Sneak peak into upcoming exhibition: Milton Avery, American Colourist
    Sneak peak into upcoming exhibition: Milton Avery, American Colourist
    We are very lucky to have Assistant Curator Isabella Boorman exclusively introduce the upcoming exhibition at the RA to us! This stunning colourists is much loved in his native America, but few of us have heard of him. Time to change this! More info below
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