A wine and cheese reception will accompany each lecture.


Panel Discussion: Breaking Barriers, Black Artists in Philadelphia

Saturday, January 23, 3:00 p.m. Rescheduled: Saturday, March 12, 1:00 p.m.
$15 ($10 members)
Paul Adkins, opera singer, teacher, and producer; Louis Massiah, founder and director of Scribe Video Center; Ursula Rucker, poet and performer; Kariamu Welsh, PhD, choreographer and professor at Boyer College of Music and Dance, Temple University; moderated by Warren Oree, director, Lifeline Music Coalition

Panelists will share stories about the challenges and journeys taken in pursuit of their art and will explore the role of Philadelphia’s cultural institutions in their careers.


The Art of Making Valentine’s Day SweetsValentineSweets

Tuesday, February 9, 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Snow date: Wednesday, February 10, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
$15 ($10 members)
Lecturers: Amy Edelman, chef and owner, The Night Kitchen Bakery, and Noelle DiSantis, owner and founder, Ella Vanilla

Amy Edelman and Noelle DiSantis will give a presentation on the art of creating sweets. They will demonstrate how to decorate and design a cake inspired by artist Eileen Goodman’s painting Valentine’s Day Sweets. Cake and light refreshments will follow.


Artist Talks: Gallery Conversations with Philadelphia Artists

Saturday, February 27, 3:00 p.m.
Lecturers: Bill Scott and Neysa Grassi

Saturday, March 19, 3:00 p.m.
Lecturer: Ron Tarver
$15 ($10 members) per talk

Engage directly with artists and their work in the exhibition Look Both Ways: Art at the Crossroads of Abstraction and Representation. Learn about each artist’s approach and perspective and discover how art can straddle the line between abstraction and representation.


The Artist Revealed

Saturday, March 5, 3:00 p.m.
$15 ($10 members)
Lecturer: Peter Paone, artist

Photographers have long taken pictures of artists in their studios. Gain insight into the artistic process through analysis of photographs of such twentieth-century artists as Robert Doisneau, Arnold Newman, Hans Namuth, Brassaï, Lee Miller, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Wilhelm Maywald, and Berenice Abbott.


Artist as Collector

Saturday, April 16, 3:00 p.m.
$15 ($10 members)
Lecturer: Peter Paone, artist

Peter Paone will discuss the role of artist as collector and explain how collecting art influenced the creative process of such masters as Rembrandt van Rijn, Peter Paul Rubens, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Rufino Tamayo, Salvador Dalí, Henry Moore, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jasper Johns, Fernando Botero, Earl Horter, and Andy Warhol.