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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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Pamela Fiori

For more information about the Society or NSA membership, please contact Chrissy Johnson at (757) 440-7749 or at

The Norfolk Society of Arts will conclude its 2013–2014 lecture series with a visit by Pamela Fiori, former editor of Town & Country. The lecture is free and open to the public, with preferred seating for NSA members. Parking in the north side lot of the Harrison Opera House is free.

Tuesday, April 22

10:45 a.m. Norfolk Society of Arts Annual Meeting
11:00 a.m. Lecture followed by a book signing
12:30 p.m. Luncheon catered by Cuisine & Company

Spirited Places: Capri, St. Barths, Palm Beach

Pamela Fiori
Former Editor, Town & Country

Discover the distinctives that have made these seaside settings chic, celebrity destinations for more than a century. Each of these luxurious locales headlines one of Fiori’s popular In the Spirit of… travel guides, and her latest book on Palm Beach will be available for purchase and personalization.

Luncheon tickets are $75 per person. Seating is limited. To make your purchase, contact Lisa Odom at (757) 625-4412.
You can download the print version of the luncheon invitation here.


Previous Speakers

Wednesday, Sept. 25

Yale University Art Gallery’s Recent Expansion and Reinstallation
Jock Reynolds
Director, Yale University Art Gallery
New Haven, Conn.
His lecture covered a $135 million renovation project. 1,100 new acquisitions, and a broad spectrum of exhibitons and educational programs that transformed how America sees one of its oldest and richest collections.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

(The Mabel Brown Lecture)
The Baltimore Museum: Art for the 21st Century

Doreen Bolger
Director, The Baltimore Museum of Art
Doreen Bolger has been Director of The Baltimore Museum of Art since 1998, and is currently leading a $28 million phased renovation of the facility. An avid art collector specializing in local artists, she had previously served as the Director of the Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design. Her long curatorial career includes work at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas.

Wednesday, Nov. 20

Westering American: The Amon Carter Museum of Art’s Guide to Building a World-Class Collection in Fifty Years
Andrew Walker
Director, Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Fort Worth, TX.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

Conservation Challenges of Modern Visual Arts:
The City as a Canvas

Richard Wolbers
Conservator/ Lecturer, The University of Delaware
For a look at his remarkable career, see this feature in the online magazine of University of Delaware Research.

Wednesday, March 26

Great Houses Revisited: Renaissance Villas to the Great Estates of Virginia
John Tschirch
Director of Museum Affairs
The Preservation Society of Newport County, Rhode Island