Salon Thursdays

All lectures are free and begin at 6.30 pm at the Dahesh Museum of Art Gift Shop. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

2016 Fall schedule

September 8th
Lecture and Book signing, “Cleopatra’s Needles: The Lost Obelisks of Egypt,” by Dr. Bob Brier, Egyptologist and Senior Research Fellow at Long Island University/LIU Post.

October 13th
“Grant … that my old age may not be … without the lyre:” Lawrence Alma Tadema and a Love of Music, by Dr. Petra Chu, Professor of Art History and Museum Studies, Seton Hall University and editor of Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide.

November 3rd
My Journey through Art, Science, and Medicine: Dr. Afif Hanna: Pediatrician and Artist, Pediatric ER physician, Holy Redeemer Health System and student at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

December 8th
“Degraded: Decay as Metaphor Throughout Art History,” by Peter Drake, artist and Dean of Academic Affairs, New York Academy of Art.

2017 Winter schedule

February 2nd
Lecture and Book Signing, “Realism in the Age of Impressionism”, by Dr. Marnin Young, Associate Professor of Art History, Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University.

March 2nd
Lecture and Book Signing, “Another World: Nineteenth-Century Illustrated Print Culture”, by Dr. Patricia Mainardi, Professor Emerita of Art History at the Doctoral Program in Art History of the City University of New York (CUNY).

April 6th
“Paul Verlaine on Display: The Mise-en-scène of a Derelict Poet in Fin-de-Siècle French Paintings and Photographs,” by Dr. Elizabeth Emery, Professor Modern Languages and Literatures, Montclair State University.

May 2nd
“Briton Riviere’s Aphrodite and the Animal Gaze After Darwin,” by Ariel Kline, M.A. Candidate in the History of Art, Clark Art Institute/Williams College.