The Springfield Museums’ popular lunchtime lecture series Museums á la Carte announces its fall 2019 lectures. Guests are welcome to bring a lunch to enjoy during the program. Cookies and coffee are provided thanks to Big Y. The cost for admission to the lecture is $2 for Springfield Museums members and $4 for nonmembers.
Free onsite parking is available. For more information about Museums à la Carte, call 413.263.6800, ext. 488.
Museums á la Carte – Fall 2019
September, 12*: Berkshire Hills Music Academy Performance Troupe: Karen Carreira, Director of Music & Music Vocation, Tom Slowick, Troupe Performance Manager, Dirk Litzner, Troupe Performance Manager *Following this lecture, members are invited to Continuing Conversations with a docent-led gallery tour.
September 19: The Art of Return: An Introduction: James Meyer, Curator, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Author of The Art of Return: The Sixties and Contemporary Culture (University of Chicago, 2019), Dwan Gallery: Los Angeles to New York, 1959-1971 (National Gallery of Art, 2016), and Minimalism: Art and Polemics in the Sixties (Yale University, 2001)
September 26*: The Face of Abraham Lincoln: A Life in Photographs: Barry Deitz, Lecturer & storyteller. *Following this lecture, members are invited to Continuing Conversations with a docent-led gallery tour.
October 3: The War Bow: Weapons Technology and Prehistoric Native American Migrations: Joseph A.P. Wilson PhD, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Fairfield University
SPECIAL FRIDAY LECTURE October 11 @ 12:15 pm–1:15 pm: Van Gogh: The Life
Artist and Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Steven Naifeh traces the tortuous but wholly interesting life of artist Vincent van Gogh, and the ten-year odyssey that led to the publication of his best-selling book on the Dutch artist, Van Gogh: The Life.
October 17: The Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team—the most decorated unit in U.S. military history: Andrew Lam, M.D., author, Asst. Professor of Ophthalmology, UMass Medical School
October 24*: Tinseltown Inventor, The Most Beautiful Woman in the World: Hedy Lamarr: History At Play™, Judith Kalaora, actor. *Following this lecture, members are invited to Continuing Conversations with a docent-led gallery tour.
October 31: Exhibition on Screen: Leonardo: The Works Film runs 104 minutes
November 7: Devil’s Den to Lickingwater: How a Small, Little-Known River Once Shaped the Landscape and History of The Connecticut River Valley: John Sinton, co-moderator of the Mill River Greenway Initiative and Adjunct Professor of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst
November 14*: A Spectacularly Brief History of Photography: Sondra Peron, Assistant Professor of Art and Cultural Programming, and Gallery Coordinator of the Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery at Springfield Technical Community College. *Following this lecture, members are invited to Continuing Conversations with a docent-led gallery tour.
November 21: The Long Journeys Home: The Repatriations of Henry ‘Opukaha’ia and Albert Afraid of Hawk: Nick Bellantoni, PhD, Emeritus CT State Archaeologist
November 28: NO LECTURE – Thanksgiving
December 5: Anne Sullivan Teaches Helen Keller—and Us: Ted Zalewski, special educator, historian and author
December 12*: Art & Mind (documentary film): A journey into art, madness and the unconscious, this film is an exploration of visionary artists and the creative impulse, from the Flemish Masters of the Renaissance to the avant-garde movement of Surrealism and the unsung geniuses of Art Brut and Outsider Art. 70 minutes. *Following this lecture, members are invited to Continuing Conversations with a docent-led gallery tour.
December 19: Holiday Revelry (musical performance): Three of Cups
December 26: No lecture.