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The Obelisk Remains Grounded in Art History
Beginning with ancient Egypt, stone obelisks commemorated deaths and battles – some erected in pairs at entrances to temples. I'll discuss how some were 'taken' and brought elsewhere and those found here in USA.

The Pyramid as Public Art
Ancient Egyptian pyramids are perhaps the first examples of permanent public art. I will discuss architect I.M. Pei and artists Christo & Jeanne Claude in relation to 'modernizing' the pyramid.

The Real Meaning in the 'Creation of Adam'
In my interpretation of Michelangelo’s fresco on the Sistine Chapel ceiling, what did God’s finger bring to Adam? Was it life or intelligence? I’ll introduce a third theory.

The Scream by Edvard Munch
'The Scream' was an 1893 painting that became an iconic symbol for a stressful life in twentieth and twenty-first century pop culture. Did the Norwegian Expressionist painter Edvard Munch intend for 'The Scream' to have such mass appeal?

The Spiral As Art - Smithson's 'Spiral Jetty'
The spiral is an ancient form, symbolizing eternity. Recreated in art, American sculptor Robert Smithson´s famous earthwork ´Spiral Jetty´ is now threatened.

The Stylistic Evolution of Artists – Then + Now
Notable artists Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse developed different art styles and used varied mediums. I’ll discuss them as well as my picks for contemporary artists who have also reinvented themselves.

The Traits of an Heiress as Art Collector
Some women are privileged to be the recipients of their parents' wealth. I'll showcase four notable, wealthy women as art collectors and museum founders. I'll also mention a modern day 'fake' heiress.

The Trinity and Significance of Number 3 in Art
Whether you’re religious, or not, the Bible eludes to groupings of 3 as well as Greek mythology. I’ll discuss art where the theme is in the power of #3.

The Veil & its Significance in Art and Religion
If Ancient Greece preceded the Muslim culture, then perhaps the veil of a certain bronze statue began the buzz that prevails today over the wearing of this garment. I’ll discuss artists that have 'veiled' their subjects.

The Voting is in - Art Everywhere US Picks
The voting is in for the top fifty picks for artwork that the public wants displayed in America during August 2014. I will discuss some of the 100 works of American art that were the finalists.

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