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Retrospective of Flemish Artist Bruegel the Elder
To commemorate the 450th anniversary of Bruegel the Elder's death, an Austrian museum exhibits 'peasant', seascape and religious works. I'll discuss their holdings and what was and wasn't loaned.

How African Culture Influenced Modern Art
Surprisingly, African sculpture wasn't first recognized as art - merely the byproduct of a culture. Many Modern artists such as: Matisse, Picasso, and Modigliani collected and were influenced by African art.

Couples in Abstract Art - Who Did it Better?
With the #MeToo movement on center stage - bringing with it recognition for underrated female artists - I’ll discuss women abstract artists who have lived in the shadow of their famous husbands, until now.

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.

Mysteries Surrounding Death of Cleopatra in Art
The circumstances surrounding Cleopatra’s death is that of legends and lore. Many artists painted the death of the queen of Egypt being bitten by an asp. I will discuss these paintings and the backstory.

Romanticism as a Style / Liberty as an Art Theme
The Romantic era in 19th c Europe is a period of imagination and strong emotion. I’ll discuss the Delacroix show at the Metropolitan Museum, NY and my thoughts on liberty as a theme in art.

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.

In Art - Much Ado About Dots
What began as Pointillism with French Post-Impressionist painter Georges Seurat has mushroomed to works by female aboriginal artists and YBA Damien Hirst. What’s the talk all about?

Art x Fashion x Dance Collaboration
What Salvador Dali began in the 1930s continued into the 21st century as artists collaborated with fashion designers and dance companies. I'll uncover little known aspects of these artists' oeuvre.

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.

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