Fine Arts Lecture Series

NOTICE: THESE LECTURES WILL BE RESCHEDULED AND WE WILL CALL ALL THOSE REGISTERED TO ATTEND ONCE WE HAVE A NEW DATE.

Arts Council of Moore County & Bradshaw Performing Arts Center (BPAC)
presents

FASHION, CELEBRITY & PERFORMANCE

Sponsored by
Representative Jamie Boles
Dr. Donald A. Parks

New lectures, new location, and a new lecturer for the 2020 Fine Arts Lecture Series. Check out the four lectures we’re offering this year, and enjoy the lectures in the new McPherson Theater at SCC’s Bradshaw Performing Arts Center (BPAC).


Fabrice Monteiro, Signare #1, exhibit print, 2011

Lecture #1
Tue., March 17, 2020 at 5:30 PM
Lecturer: Amanda Maples, Ph.D. with Alun Be, photographer

GOOD AS GOLD:
Fashioning Senegalese Women

The first major exhibition of Senegalese gold jewelry to focus on the history of Senegal’s gold, as well as the beauty and complexity of the way Senegalese women use ornament and fashion to present themselves. The exhibition of approximately 120 exceptional pieces of jewelry is supplemented by photographs, reverse glass paintings, and a contemporary haute couture fashion ensemble designed by Oumou Sy, Senegal’s most celebrated designer.


Richard Avedon, Carmen (Homage to Munkacsi), Coat by Cardin, Paris, 1957

Lecture #2
Tue., April 14, 2020 at 5:30 PM
Lecturer: Molly Gwinn, Ph.D.

FASHION AS IDENTITY & PERFORMANCE

Fashion has many stories to tell: of modernity in artist Sonia Delaunay’s dresses for the New Woman at the beginning of the 20th century; of joie de vivre in Richard Avedon’s photographs of models among the historic sites of Paris after World War II; and of empowerment in the contemporary portraits of Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald.


John Singer Sargent, Portrait of Madame X, 1884

Lecture #3
Tue., April 21, 2020 at 5:30 PM
Lecturer: Ellen Burke

ARTISTS & CELEBRITIES:
How John Singer Sargent, Andy Warhol
& Annie Leibovitz Helped Shape the
Culture of Modern Celebrity

“There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” ~ Oscar Wilde


Edgar Degas, The Curtain, c. 1880

Lecture #4
Tue., May 19, 2020 at 5:30 PM
Lecturer: Molly Gwinn, Ph.D.

DEGAS AT THE OPERA

An exhibit of Degas’s best-known and beloved images of dancers and musicians celebrates the 350th anniversary of the founding of the Paris Opera. The artist was a regular visitor to performances and friends with many of the people he depicted in his paintings, including the ballerinas who shimmered in the footlights and the dark suited subscribers, who like Degas, roamed the private spaces backstage. Almost 100 works will be on view at the National Gallery Art this spring.


ABOUT THE LECTURERS:

AMANDA MAPLES is the Curator of African Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art and a guest curator at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art. She earned her B.A. in Anthropology at University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, M.A. in Visual Anthropology at University of Kent in Canterbury, U.K., and Ph.D. in Visual Studies at University of California in Santa Cruz. Some of her research interests include African visual culture, African performative arts and Senegalese gold jewelry.
ELLEN BURKE is an art educator with 37 years of experience as a studio instructor and fine and performing arts administrator. In addition to teaching in Massachusetts, she was an adjunct instructor in art education at the New Hampshire Art Institute. One of her great passions is engaging students in careful observation, reflection and discussion of works of art. Since moving to Pinehurst three years ago she has presented art appreciation discussions at Hollyhocks Gallery in Pinehurst and teaches small group art lessons to children and adults.
MOLLY GWINN is an art historian who has presented the spring lecture series in the past and has offered a number of classes with the Center for Creative Living at Sandhills Community College. She earned her doctorate from Rutgers University and has taught at Rutgers, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at New York University, and at the Dallas Museum of Art.


COST (per lecture): $16 per person / $5 per student (with ID)

* PLEASE NOTE *
All Lectures to be presented in McPherson Theater
at SCC’s Bradshaw Performing Arts Center (3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst)

Space is limited. Please reserve your space now with full payment at the Arts Council’s offices
(Campbell House, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines) or by calling 910-692-ARTS (2787).

Lecture #2 – Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. by Molly GwinnThomas Hart Benton & Grant Wood: Celebrating the Heartland

Lecture #2 – Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. by Molly Gwinn

Thomas Hart Benton & Grant Wood: Celebrating the Heartland