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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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Author Anne-Marie O'Connor. Click to enlarge the screen-capture image.

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

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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.

Monday, April 13, 2015
Anne-Marie O'Connor, Author

The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece and the Restitution Battle that Shocked the World

Anne-Marie O’Connor traces the history of Gustav Klimt’s portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer from the glamour and sensuality of turn-of-the-century Vienna through the Nazi occupation to the 21st-century legal challenges that gave it a permanent home in the United States.

This free lecture concludes with a special benefit luncheon. To purchase tickets, please call Eleanor Harris at (757) 646-3107. The luncheon tickets are $75.

For a complete list of available silent auction items and other luncheon details, click here to download the invitation (PDF).

To purchase O'Connor's book via Barnes & Noble, click here.

Previous Speakers In The Series

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015
Techniques of Impressionists

David Bomford
Director of Conservation, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
During his career, Bomford has worked on priceless masterworks including Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers, Edouard Manet's The Execution of Maximilian, and Peter Paul Rubens' Samson and Delilah.

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015
The Present and Future: Art Glass in the 21st Century

Glenn Adamson, Director
The Museum of Arts and Design, New York

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
Thomas Cole's Course of American Politics in the 1830s

Brian T. Allen, Director, Museum Division
The New-York Historical Society, New York

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014
(The Mabel Brown Lecture)
What Was Cubism?

Harry Cooper, Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art
The National Gallery of Art, Washington

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014
Driving People to Music and to Museums

Fred Child, Host, NPR's Performance Today

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Degas/Cassatt: An Impressionist Pas-de-Deux

Kimberly A. Jones, Associate Curator of French Paintings
The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.