Over the past five years, forty original, well-researched, multimedia presentations have been shared with libraries, museums and synagogues in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey on artists and art movements. The topics have ranged from Picasso during the war years to artists under censorship. In many cases I have become a regular lecturer at a number of these institutions including a senior residence in Manhattan.

My research has included traveling to Spain so that I could gain a deeper understanding of Velazquez's life, including finding his childhood home in Seville (see photo). I am actively involved with the Edward Hopper House and delivered keynote presentations there, most recently Hopper's Hat.

I look forward to doing moreĀ talks in 2020, listed below are a sampling of some of the topics that I can cover. If you are interested in hosting a presentation, please feel free to contact me so that I can learn more about your community and establish a mutually acceptable date for a keynote in the future. Please contact ctisdell166@gmail.com  201-589-4337

Art Talks

Ameriprise and First Trust

Brookdale Senior Living, Battery Park, NY

Bronxville Library

Chappaqua Library

Edward Hopper House Museum, Nyack, NY

Larchmont Library

Lillian Booth Actors Home, Englewood, NJ

Montclair State University

New Canaan Library

New City Library

Oakland Library

Sinai Free Synagogue, Mount Vernon, NY

Simsbury Library

Suffern Library

Trager Contemporary, Charleston, SC

Valley Cottage Library

Westchester Society of Humanistic Judaism

photos: with Joan Kuhn at the Chappaqua Library. below: making a presentation on Joseph Cornell at the Edward Hopper House