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Art History Talk with Rebecca Albiani – Hendrick Avercamp and the Dutch Winter Landscape

Kay White Hall 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

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. Introductions In past years Rebecca’s talks have deepened our understanding of famous artists such as Picasso and Rembrandt. This […]

Art History Talk with Rebecca Albiani – Tina Modotti in Mexico

Kay White Hall 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Tina Modotti (1896-1942) traveled to Mexico as Edward Weston’s apprentice but developed her own photographic vision. Combining strikingly modernist technique with subjects drawn from traditional Mexican life, Modotti’s photography had an important impact on Mexican art. Introductions In past years Rebecca’s talks have deepened our understanding of famous artists such as Picasso and Rembrandt. This […]

Art History Talk with Rebecca Albiani – Kerry James Marshall

Kay White Hall 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Kerry James Marshall (born 1955), one of the finest painters working anywhere, turns the sites of Black American experience – the barber shop, the diner, the projects – into settings for figure paintings that combine art historical savvy with the urgency of breaking news. Wednesday, February 15 at 11:30am $20 General Admission $18 VCA Members […]

Art History Talk with Rebecca Albiani – Alice Neel

Kay White Hall 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Alice Neel (1900-1984) painted portraits that are as radical in their own way as the drips of Jackson Pollock. Living and working in Spanish Harlem, she made bold and memorable renditions of the vivid characters she encountered in her search to capture what she called “the dignity and eternal importance of the human being.” Introductions […]

Art History Talk with Rebecca Albiani – Jeffrey Gibson

Kay White Hall 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

A multimedia artist of Choctaw and Cherokee descent, Gibson combines traditional Native American artistic elements with abstraction and pop culture references to create unique works that are both witty and powerful. From bold geometric paintings on rawhide to beaded punching bags, Gibson's artworks seek to create a place for his identity as both Native and […]

Art History Talk with Rebecca Albiani – Rory McEwen

Kay White Hall 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Aristocrat, musician and artist, Rory McEwen (1932-1982) played a major role in the British folk revival movement in his 20s.  Then he dedicated his efforts to becoming a preeminent botanical painter, crafting exquisite flowers, leaves and vegetables in watercolor on vellum.  He was also a minimalist sculptor, but he considered his botanical work just as […]