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Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Beguiling glass from the historic to the contemporary highlights this overnight tour to the Norfolk area. Blandford Church’s stunning collection of original Tiffany windows and the newly expanded glass galleries at the Chrysler Museum of Art are among the stops.

Monday, September 8, 2014 at 6:45 PM

As a figure whose creative and public lives combined achievement, controversy, and fame, James McNeill Whistler created the modern model for artist as celebrity. Biographer Daniel E. Sutherland and director Karen Thomas, whose documentary on Whistler premieres on PBS in September, examine the complex creator behind the flamboyance and flair.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 6:45 PM

The nearly 40-year friendship of Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt reflects a professional and personal connection between two strong and distinct artistic sensibilities. Aneta Georgievska-Shine traces the influence that relationship had on the painters—and on impressionist art.

Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 8:30 AM

The exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cezanne offers the perfect reason to visit the Barnes Foundation Philadelphia’s stunning collection of French modern and post-impressionist art.

Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Examine classical temples, Gothic cathedrals, chateaux, and skyscrapers as this illustrated seminar surveys the styles and pivotal structures that define Western architecture.

Monday, September 15, 2014 at 6:45 PM

In a richly illustrated program, independent scholar and Rome enthusiast George Sullivan examines all of Michelangelo’s significant Roman architectural projects—achievements that made him both the father of the Baroque style of architecture and of modern city planning. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Who says our town has no style? In this conversation about fashion, Washington, and how the two intersect on a hit series, hear from costume designers Jenny Gering (The Americans) and Tom Broecker (season one of House of Cards).

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 8:30 AM

The exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cezanne offers the perfect reason to visit the Barnes Foundation Philadelphia’s stunning collection of French modern and post-impressionist art.

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.

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 Seiden, 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.

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.

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