Over the past six years, I have spoken at libraries, museums and synagogues in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey on a variety of art related topics that go beyond the standard lecture on the visual arts. How Picasso survived during the war years, how artists througout history have coped with censorship, the unique story of Joseph Cornell, how photography offered greater opportunity for women and why landscape painting is still revelant, to name a few. I am a regular guest speaker at the New City, Chappaqua and New Canaan Libraries.

As we move into 2020 during a pandemic, I have started to work with libraries and organizations via live events on the internet.

Currently, I am booked up for the remainder of 2020, please contact me to schedule a date for 2021.

thank you,



Art Talks

hosts 2015 - 2020

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, 2019. below:  Joseph Cornell presentation at the Edward Hopper House 2015

Armchair Voyager, Joseph Cornell

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Triumph of Pan, Picasso in Occupied Paris

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Diego Velazquez, Painter for the Throne

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Artists/ Censorship, From Veronese to Pussy Riot

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Fractured Space, Innovations in Sculpture

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Why the Landscape?

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Women in Photography

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September 23, 2015

Dear Mr. Tisdell,

Thank you so very much for coming to the Actors Fund Home to share your wonderful program with our residents. Dreams and Shadows was a big hit with the group who attended.

Lucy Seligson,

Lillian Booth Actors Home