The Athenaeum presents various series of art and music lectures, including topics in classical music and jazz, visual art, art history, and architecture, with speakers from San Diego and beyond.
Art and Music of the Renaissance:
Victoria Martino continues her annual lecture-concert series at the Athenaeum, begun in 2003. Employing her extensive background in art history, literature, and music, Ms. Martino will illuminate the complex interrelationships between the arts of the Renaissance in Europe from 1400 to 1600, placing them within their broader cultural, religious, and political contexts. In her lecture-concerts, each musical performance by the Musica Pro Arte Ensemble will be juxtaposed with a PowerPoint presentation of art works from the same region and period. Ms. Martino is dedicating this year's series to the treasured memory of her late husband, Konrad Oberhuber, a renowned Renaissance scholar, and the world authority on Raphael.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 7:30PM: 1400-1450
For tickets and information, call 858-454-5872. Please check back for more information.
Monday, March 31, 2014 at 7:30 PM
$12 for members, $17 for nonmembers
Write Out Loud returns to the Athenaeum for another special presentation of their Orpheus Speaks series on Monday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. Write Out Loud, the San Diego theater troupe that specializes in bringing literature to life—aloud—describes their work as “storytime for grown-ups!” Artistic Director Veronica Murphy explains, “All of us were read to as children and we loved it. Why did it stop? We adults enjoy a good story as much as children do, maybe even more. But our needs are different. The story has to be worth our while, beautifully written and expertly presented. When those elements combine, magic ensues. In fact, it is theatrical magic at its most elemental: an actor, an audience, and a story.”
Thursday, March 13
Thursday, April 10
Guest Speaker: Laura Wait
Laura Wait lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She works in painting and book arts, using words as a central part of her imagery. Her work, whether pages of a book or a group of paintings, evolves in series as she investigates visual aspects of a symbol or idea. She holds a degree in art history from Barnard College, Columbia University, as well as certificates in printmaking and bookbinding from Croydon College of Art in England. She exhibits her art widely, and her artist’s books are in many private and public collections, including the Library of Congress. She teaches painting and book art workshops across the United States. See more of her work at laurawait.com
This is a must! If you loved pianist Jacquelyne Silver’s exciting series From Brahms to Broadway!, you will be captivated with her new series on HOLLYWOOD—the music, the moguls, the movie stars and the story behind the power of the larger-than-life men and women who profoundly influenced our everyday lives.
with Derrick R. Cartwright
This series explores the art world of today with an eye toward the unique conditions of making, consuming, exhibiting, and sustaining a vibrant visual culture in the 21st century. Although some situations are indeed “problematic,” the point of these lectures is not to bemoan our predicaments or to offer negative judgments; rather it will be to identify more clearly the prevailing creative conditions of our contemporary moment and ask, “How did our art world get to be this way?”
May 13: “What’s Wrong with this Picture?”
May 20: “Tulipmania, Then and Now”
May 27: “The Problem with Participation”
June 3: “What Happens in Detroit”
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