Over the past six years, I've had the privilege of being a regular guest speaker on a variety of art topics at libraries, museums and synagogues in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey.

As we move beyond the pandemic, I will continue to work with libraries and organizations via zoom and look forward to live events. My current series consists of 10 visual lectures, including my new talk, Pink Daisies in a Glass Jar, which focuses Jackie Kennedy's love of art, including her personal collection and a New York painter she was drawn to.

Currently, I'm putting together my speaking schedule for the year so please contact me to save a date for 2021.

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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

Dreams and Shadows, Joseph Cornell

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Triumph of Pan,

Picasso in Occupied Paris

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Looking for Velazquez

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Fighting 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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The Female Gaze:

Women With Cameras

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Real Indians

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Pink Daisies in a Glass Jar

Jackie Kennedy, Art Lover

(new talk)

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"Thank you, once again, for a most fascinating presentation - about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' private art collection. Your talk added depth and perspective to Jackie's life and your thoughtful presentation style helps everyone "lean in" to the material even more.  We are so grateful!"

Wendy Handler

Director, Onsite &

Special Programs


New York, NY