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Paintings Hung in Parlors: May Alcott and other Nineteenth Century Women Artists

March 2 @ 12:15 pm1:00 pm

In the middle of the nineteenth century, May Alcott took art classes in Boston, wandered in the woods with pen and ink, started and ran her own art school, illustrated the first edition of her sister Louisa’s best-selling novel, Little Women, and left Massachusetts to sketch and study in London and Paris.

The Life and Times of Eleanor Roosevelt

March 9 @ 12:15 pm1:00 pm

A look back on the life and legacy of former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. The lecture will explore her early life to her times as political activist, First Lady and her time working on Human Rights as a delegate to the United Nations.

The front of the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History

Continuing Conversation: Eleanor Roosevelt

March 9 @ 1:30 pm2:00 pm

Following the Museums a la Carte lecture with Donald Blais, Jr., join docent Pat McCarthy for further discussion at the Wood Museum of Springfield History. Museum members only.

Artists Abroad: From American to Expatriate

March 16 @ 12:15 pm1:00 pm

ArtScapades will look at American artists who, despite their expatriate status, are among America’s greatest talents. This lecture will chronicle the lives of three American artists and their works, focusing on the works of Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, and James McNeill Whistler

Passion @ 2100 Degrees Fahrenheit

March 23 @ 12:15 pm1:00 pm

Sculptor Andrew DeVries creates, casts and finishes his bronze sculptures at his studio in the western hilltown of Middlefield, Massachusetts. This lecture follows the unusual journey of the artist from his upbringing on a dairy farm, to a ballet studio in Denver, to a bronze foundry and finally to the present day

Continuing Conversation: Passion @ 2100 Degrees

March 23 @ 1:30 pm2:00 pm

Following the Museums a la Carte lecture with sculptor Andrew DeVries, join docent Betty Romer for further discussion in the Early 20th Century American and Modern & Contemporary galleries in the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts.

Mythology, the Mediterranean and Metaphor in the Visual and Performing Arts

March 30 @ 12:15 pm1:00 pm

How artists in two different mediums – paint and music – have portrayed or attempted to portray the characters, places and situations of mythology, nature and the human condition.

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