Coffee lectures: Gaining freedom
Stories of American art
The rise of the United States of America as a dominant economic and military power is well known. Less well known is the birth and development of art in that country, and this eight-part series will reveal this history.
There are stories of revelation, struggle and the desire for independence. There are stories of doubt and triumphant creativity.
Join lecturer Craig Judd on this intriguing journey of discovery.
Gilbert Stuart, Portrait of George Washington (The Athenaeum Portrait, 1796, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Various Tuesdays in 2012, 10am–11.30am
Full series: non-members $170, members $130
Per lecture: non-members $25, members $20
Bookings and enquiries: 02 9225 1878
The above link is for the full series
Three full working days (Mon–Fri) notice is required to qualify for a refund. All refunds attract an administration charge of 25% of the ticket price(s) with a minimum charge of $5. With full series, there are no refunds for single sessions, unless a session is cancelled. Not negotiable.
Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Worlds beyond imagination – the Americas before Europe
Tuesday 5 June 2012 10am – 11:30am
Quaker spirit, heroes and heroines of the revolution c.1600–1800
Tuesday 12 June 2012 10am – 11:30am
Building a paradise – the classical ideal and the United Sates of America c.1800–1850
Tuesday 19 June 2012 10am – 11:30am
The wild and the domestic c.1820–1890
Tuesday 26 June 2012 10am – 11:30am
The gilded age c.1870–1900
Tuesday 17 July 2012 10am – 11:30am
A taste for scandal – art for the new century c.1890s–1920
Tuesday 24 July 2012 10am – 11:30am
Glamour, dust and mud c.1920–30s
Tuesday 7 August 2012 10am – 11:30am
Cold war, hot art c.1940–c.1960
Tuesday 14 August 2012 10am – 11:30am