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Norfolk Society of Arts Lecture Series

The Norfolk Society of Arts promotes and enhances the cultural life of the South Hampton Roads community through lectures, special events, and financial support to the Chrysler Museum of Art. Membership is open to all current Museum Members.

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Joseph Rishel from an appearance on the Charlie Rose Show. Click to enlarge.

For more information about the Society or NSA membership, please contact Edith Grandy (757) 621-0861 or Didi Granger (757) 620-6533.

The Norfolk Society of Arts sponsors a full slate of distinguished speakers each year. Each event begins with a coffee reception in Huber Court at 10:30 a.m., followed by a free lecture in the Kaufman Theater at 11 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

Joseph J. Rishel, Ph.D.
The Gisele and Dennis Alter Senior Curator of European Paintings, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting

This season’s premier lecture tells the story of how Parisian art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel championed the innovative work of Monet, Renoir, Manet, Degas, and Pissarro. Through tireless promotion on both sides of the Atlantic, this visionary secured Impressionism’s place in history.

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 (The Mabel Brown Lecture)

Stephane Aquin
Chief Curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: A View on the Art of our Times from the National Mall

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

Cody Hartley, Ph.D.
Director of Curatorial Affairs, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Behind the Black Door: Understanding O’Keeffe

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

Carter E. Foster
Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawing, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Edward Hopper: Drawing, Painting, Memory, Imagination

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016

Stephennie Mulder, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Islamic Art and Archaeology, University of Texas at Austin
A Heritage in Peril: Saving the Past in the Cradle of Civilization

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Colin Bailey, Ph.D.
Director, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York
History of The Morgan

Monday, April 18, 2016

Lindsay Pollock
Editor-in-Chief, Art in America; Author of The Girl with the Gallery (Edith Halpert biography)
Contemporary Art in the Post-Internet Age

The NSA’s final lecture of the season will be followed by a brief annual meeting, as well as a luncheon to benefit the Chrysler Museum of Art.