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Coffee Lectures

The Magic of Light–The French Impressionists
Presenter: Bob Brooke

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.    

Learn about the French Impressionist Movement—how it began, why it occurred, what drove the artists to produce such radical images, and why this style has endured and influenced artists to the present day.

Edvard Munch: From Symbolism to Expressionism
Presenter: Sharon Latchaw Hirsh, PhD ’70
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Held in The Rotwitt Theater of McShain Performing Arts Center
Edvard Munch (1863-1944) was a Norwegian painter whose evocative images of psychological states were closely tied to late 19th-century Symbolism and greatly influenced German Expressionism in the early 20th century. This course will explore Munch’s art and his theories, and their relationship to other world-changing ideas of the turn of the 19th to 20th century culture and realities.

Say No More
Presenter: Christine Emmert
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

This piece, SAY NO MORE, is an adaptation of Srindberg’s THE STRONGER, presented at the Fringe Festival in Philadelphia 2016. This piece takes two women who meet in a cafe at Christmas and their relationship with each other and one man. In the original only the wife speaks, but in this expanded version everyone present (including a waiter) gets their say. There will be a discussion of the short play afterwards. It should provide the question of which woman is stronger with several points of view.