Over the past six years, I have shared original, presentations with libraries, museums and synagogues in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey on a variety of art topics that go beyod the standard lecture on the visual arts. I have attempted to answer questions that have interested me deeply, including 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, why landscape painting is still revelant and more. I have become a regular guest lecturer at the New City Library, the Chappaqua Library and the Brookdale senior residence in Manhattan.
(see photo). I have worked with the Edward Hopper House on planning a new permanent exhibition and delivered keynote presentations there, most recently Hopper's Hat.
As we move into 2020 during a pandemic, I have started to work with libraries and organizations via live events on the internet. If you are interested in hosting a presentation, please 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
Ameriprise and First Trust
Brookdale Senior Living, Battery Park, NY
Edward Hopper House Museum, Nyack, NY
Lillian Booth Actors Home, Englewood, NJ
Montclair State University
New Canaan Library
New City Library
Sinai Free Synagogue, Mount Vernon, NY
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
Armchair Voyager, Joseph Cornell
Triumph of Pan, Picasso in Occupied Paris
Diego Velazquez, Strokes of Genius
Artists/ Censorship, From Veronese to Pussy Riot
Fractured Space, Innovations in Sculpture
Americana, Part II
Why the Landscape?
Americana, Part I