A pioneer of the new genre of landscape, Avercamp (1585-1634) specialized in busy winter scenes packed with activity, both professional and recreational. Avercamp, who was known as deaf-mute, was an acute observer of his fellow Netherlanders.
Due to weather warnings and in the interest of the safety of our patrons and Rebecca, we are postponing the talk. Please contact the box office for a credit or refund. We will be working on a new date and update you once that is determined. In the mean time, be safe and warm.
In past years Rebecca’s talks have deepened our understanding of famous artists such as Picasso and Rembrandt. This year she is going to introduce us to some fascinating artists you have may never have heard of. From a Ukrainian folk artist to a Marxist photographer to a committed portraitist out of step with the art world’s embrace of abstraction, these artists made work that continues to resonate today. We’ll also look at two painters who are acute observers of their socioeconomic landscapes, one in early 17th century Netherlands and one in today’s Chicago. Join us to enrich your knowledge of the human stories behind these entrancing artworks.
Art History Talks made possible with the generous support of
Tom & IdaGay Nicolino
Talks on the Rock Passes
10 Talk Pass – $150
5 Talk Pass – $75
Save on the regular Talks on the Rock ticket price by buying a Talks Pass! No need to choose which talks in advance. Pass is good for all!
Your Talk Pass will live at the VCA Box Office. Just check in there to be issued your ticket for any Talk.
Passes are valid for any Talk on the Rock event through July 2023. Cards expire July 31, 2023. No additional member discount is applicable for Talk Passes.