Koret Auditorium

Docent Lecture: "Passing the Torch: Three Generations of African American Women Artists", by Sharon Walton

sculpture of a woman by Elizabeth Catlett
March 8, 2014 - 2:15pm3:15pm

Throughout the 20th century, art was influenced by the race and gender of the artist.  African American women artists Elizabeth Catlett, Betye Saar, Mildred Howard, Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna Simpson, and Kara Walker all built on the accomplishments of their predecessors to create art that reflects their personal experiences and the eras in which they lived.

Docent Lecture: "Modern Nature: Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake George", by Marsha Holm

Painting of mountain reflected in lake
March 30, 2014 - 2:15pm3:15pm

From 1918 until the early 1930s, Georgia O’Keeffe retreated annually to Alfred Stieglitz’s family estate on Lake George in upstate New York, where she reveled in the discovery of new subject matter and found respite in the rural setting without the distractions of city life. O’Keeffe’s experiences there inspired one of the most transformative and productive periods of her career, energizing the development of her signature modernist style.

Docent Lecture: "Modern Nature: Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake George", by Kay Payne

painting of mountains reflected in water
March 8, 2014 - 1:00pm2:00pm

From 1918 until the early 1930s, Georgia O’Keeffe retreated annually to Alfred Stieglitz’s family estate on Lake George in upstate New York, where she reveled in the discovery of new subject matter and found respite in the rural setting without the distractions of city life. O’Keeffe’s experiences there inspired one of the most transformative and productive periods of her career, energizing the development of her signature modernist style.

Docent Lecture: "Modern Nature: Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake George", by Kay Payne

Georgia O'Keeffe, "Lake George (formerly Reflection Seascape)", 1992
February 22, 2014 - 1:00pm2:00pm

From 1918 until the early 1930s, Georgia O’Keeffe retreated annually to Alfred Stieglitz’s family estate on Lake George in upstate New York, where she reveled in the discovery of new subject matter and found respite in the rural setting without the distractions of city life. O’Keeffe’s experiences there inspired one of the most transformative and productive periods of her career, energizing the development of her signature modernist style.

Docent Lecture: "The Art of Bulgari: La Dolce Vita and Beyond, 1950—1990", by Ellen Harden

platinum and diamond sautoir necklace
February 9, 2014 - 1:00pm2:00pm

Since its founding in Rome in 1884, Bulgari has become synonymous with bold and innovative jewelry design. This exhibition focuses on the decades of the 1950s through the 1980s and features approximately 150 showstopping pieces from this era, including several striking pieces from the legendary Elizabeth Taylor collection.

Docent Lecture: "From Here to Eternity: Honoring Our Ancestors in Africa, Oceania, and the Americas", by Martha Walker

Stela with Queen Ix Mutal Ahaw
March 4, 2014 - 2:15pm3:15pm

How and why do we remember our ancestors?  Do we know who they are? This presentation starts to answer those questions as it explores how African, Mesoamerican, and Oceanic cultures revere their ancestors through art.

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