Art Lectures and Workshops

Join us for lectures or workshops focused on the arts! Art historian Baila Miller presents monthly lectures on the arts and opera, and now Historic Spanish Point artist-in-residence Norma Albertha Winter will present art workshops!

Art Lecture Series: 

Registration is required for all lectures and will only be accepted with payment. For reservations or more information, contact Tracey Viviano at (941) 966-5214, ext. 2850, or email

$25 per person per session for HSP members —  includes lunch
$30 per person per session for non-members — includes lunch

Musical nationalism refers to the use of musical ideas or motifs that are identified with a specific country, region, or ethnicity, such as folk tunes and melodies, rhythms, and harmonies inspired by them. As a musical movement, nationalism emerged early in the 19th century in connection with political independence movements. It was characterized by an emphasis on national musical elements, such as the use of folk songs, folk dances or rhythms, or on the adoption of nationalist subjects for operas, symphonic poems, or other forms of music.

Friday, May 19, 2017: Noon to 2 p.m.

Marc Chagall (1887-1985) was a Russian-French artist. As an early modernist, he created works in virtually every artistic format including painting, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramics, tapestries and mosaics. In his early 20s, Chagall was part of The Russian avant-garde while living in St. Petersburg. When he moved to Paris and Berlin, he developed his unique mixture of styles that incorporated Eastern European and Jewish folk culture. His work is synthesis of Cubism,Symbolism, Fauvism, and Surrealism.

Friday, June 23: Noon to 2 pm

To register or for more information contact Tracey Viviano at Historic Spanish Point, (941) 966-5214, ext. 2850 or email