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 tracey.viviano@historicspanishpoint.org.

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

Vincent van Gogh – Vincent van Gogh(1853-1890) was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work had far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. His output includes portraits, still life, landscapes, and the French country side. His short and agonized life was expressed in his work. His spontaneous use of vivid colors, broad brushstrokes, and emotive subject matter made his work unique and recognizable the world over.

Tuesday, March 7: Noon to 2 pm

Peggy Guggenheim – Marguerite “Peggy” Guggenheim (1898- 1979) was an American art collector, bohemian, and socialite. She is regarded among the most important women to promote and financially support Abstract Art in the 20th century. Guggenheim considered his greatest achievement to be “finding Jackson Pollock” and her second greatest accomplishment was her World- Class Art Collection which she cleverly acquired for less than $40,000.

Tuesday, April 4: Noon to 2 pm

Women of Impressionism – For many decades, four Women Impressionists – Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, Eva Gonzalès, Marie Bracquemond – were treated with critical ambivalence and lacked major public exhibitions. However, these women—three French artists and one American artist living in Paris—were as innovative as their male counterparts. While they have diverse biographies, each of these artists overcame daunting obstacles to contribute to the development of Impressionism.

Friday, April 21: Noon to 2 pm

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