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Art History Lectures

Presented by Eleanor Sypher, PhD

Eleanor holds a doctorate degree in Greek and Roman civilizations from Columbia University. Join us for these educational lectures, presented with wit and humour!

Greek Mythology Part II

Peter Paul Rubens, The Judgement of Paris, ca. 1636, oil on oak wood, National Gallery, London


In this lecture, we will sympathize with the semi-divine Greek heroes who are much better behaved than their divine parents.

These suffering, brilliant, and beautiful heroes are celebrated in the legends of Thebes (Oedipus), Mycenae (Agamemnon and Orestes), Troy (King Priam and Prince Hector;  Odysseus and Achilles), and Argos (Perseus); Heracles and his twelve labors belong to all of Greece; Theseus to Attica and Crete; and Jason and the Argonauts to the sea.

Thursday, March 21, 2024

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

  •  March 21, 2024
     5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Claude Monet

Monet, Impression, Sunrise (Impression, soleil levant), 1872, Musée Marmottan, Paris


Monet was the founder of Impressionism, named after his painting pictured above, and was a bridge to Modernism, a new form of art that reflected the industrial world. His paintings are expressions of the living moment as he saw it. He gave us the same scenes many times to capture the effect of the changing light. This lecture will look at varied examples from his long career as an artist.

Thursday, April 25, 2024

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

  •  April 25, 2024
     5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

A $15 contribution is requested to attend these presentations and enjoy the beverages and hors d’oeuvres provided.