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Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 9:30 AM

The portraits, landscapes, and interior scenes that capture life in 17th-century Holland have a glow and intensity that instantly define a distinctive time and place. Art historian Aneta Georgievska-Shine looks at the masters behind these painterly visions.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Discover tapestries, period furniture, modern crystal, and a significant collection of Swedish art on a private visit to the home of Ambassador Bjorn Lyrvall. Karin Alexis, an art and architectural historian, sets the paintings and sculpture into an historical framework of Swedish culture.  

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 6:45 PM

A panel of artists, scholars, and scientists comes together for a fascinating conversation on how arts and popular culture can provide unique insights into the narrative of human history told through our DNA. Afterward, raise a glass to the science and the art of winemaking in a special tasting.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Designer Lauri Ward knows that less square footage doesn’t have to lessen comfort, function, or elegance in a downsized home. She shares some great decorating strategies for getting the most out of smaller spaces.

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Though Andy Warhol coined the phrase “famous for 15 minutes,” he’s never been out of the spotlight since he unveiled those now-iconic soup cans in the early 1960s. Biographer, pal, and confidant Bob Colacello offers a highly personal portrait of the artist as a new edition of his book, Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up, makes its appearance.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Over more than a century, three generations of Wyeths have created a collective portrait of America. Art historian Bonita Billman traces the family tradition reflected in their disparate subjects and styles.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Art historian Judy Scott Feldman looks at the ways in which the monk-artists who created sumptuous religious texts such as the Book of Kells used the Celtic love of intricate pattern and dazzling color to leave a lasting impact on the art of Europe’s early Middle Ages and beyond.

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Enjoy the best of Craft2Wear shopping, wine and light buffet, modeling, and more.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Prized for their beauty, Oriental rugs have been woven in the Near East for more than 4,000 years—and coveted as objects of splendor for just as long. If you are considering purchasing one for your home, listen to antique rug experts Michael Seidman, Tom Xanakis, and Rick Seyford talk about the history of these objects and provide tips on what to look for (or look out for) when buying a rug.

Friday, November 14, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Celebrate all things fashion on a whirlwind excursion that offers an insider’s look at fashion as both a business and a wearable art form.

Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 9:30 AM

This fascinating seminar explores the tale of two cities during the Renaissance—Florence and Venice, rich, confident, magnificently beautiful, and powerhouses of creativity—and the artists they nurtured, including the contrasting geniuses of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Titian.

Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Over the years, masterworks have appeared that are so bold and revolutionary they forever altered artistic vision. Today, artist and art historian Joseph Cassar analyzes eight such paintings, from Giotto’s Lamentation (1305) to Velazquez’s Las Meninas (1656) and Manet’s Les Dejeuner sur L’Herbe (1863) and considers the impact each has had on the course of art history.

Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Splendid architecture and decorative arts, glorious gardens, and spectacular holiday decorations indoors and out are just some of the reasons that an outing two of the Brandywine Valley’s favorite destinations offers an ideal way to spend a Saturday. Add the Costumes of Downton Abbey exhibit at Winterthur and the itinerary becomes irresistible.

Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 9:30 AM

In this richly illustrated seminar, art historian Bonita Billman explores the lives and careers of van Gogh and other notable artists in Paris and their depictions of the celebrities and scenes of everyday life in Montmartre—the night life and low life of a bohemian world.

Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Splendid architecture and decorative arts, glorious gardens, and spectacular holiday decorations indoors and out are just some of the reasons that an outing two of the Brandywine Valley’s favorite destinations offers an ideal way to spend a Saturday. Add the Costumes of Downton Abbey exhibit at Winterthur and the itinerary becomes irresistible.

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