Art History Lectures
Fridays at 1:00 pm with Ronnit Vasserman
FREE for virtual members, $10 for individual programs for non-members
Series package of all 5 lectures: $40, call 561-558-2520
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Chagall: The Quintessential Jewish Artist of the 20th Century
Marc Chagall was a Russian-French artist who worked in a variety of media but is most renowned for his paintings.
During his time, he was the foremost Jewish artist in the world and has since been referred to as “the quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century.” Chagall is most known for his vibrant use of color to attract the viewer’s attention. His artworks are usually lively and imaginative and often combine Cubism and Fauvism with his folkish style. This lecture will cover his most iconic works. We will explore how the places he lived, his personal background, and current events impacted his art.
A Virtual Tour of American Monuments and Memorials (in honor of Memorial Day)
Join Ronnit Vasserman on a virtual road trip across the United States to take a fresh look at how America memorializes historical figures and events.
War memorials honor the times when men and women made the ultimate sacrifice, risking their lives for their love of the country. These sites appeal to family members and friends who wish to commemorate their loved ones' service, as well as to those who wish to pay their respects to the fallen. We will explore the artistic aspects of these larger-than-life landmarks. We will also look at contemporary artist Kehinde Wiley’s Rumors of War sculpture, which grapples with the question of the removal of confederate statues, markers and other monuments that celebrate controversial Civil War era figures from public grounds.
Miami Beach Art Deco Virtual Tour
Can you imagine Miami Beach without the Art Deco buildings?
Thanks to the Miami Design Preservation League, Miami remains home to the largest concentration of Art Deco architecture. We will explore the iconic buildings and learn about the key features of Art Deco, its most famous architects, what led to the decline of Miami tourism in the 70s and 80s, and the people responsible for saving these architectural gems from the wrecking ball.
Make a Big Splash: David Hockney
We will dive into the extraordinary career of David Hockney, one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century and explore over 60 years of his career in 60 minutes. Perhaps best known for his iconic paintings of LA swimming pools, Hockney's art also included more intimate portraits of friends, lovers and family; countryside landscapes; cubist inspired works; photographic collages and full-scale opera stagings as well as iPad drawings, as he embraced technology throughout his career.
Even at the ripe age of 83 he still maintains a serious studio practice and we will wrap up the lecture by looking at his most recent works in Normandy, France.
NYC Subway Art Virtual Tour, Let’s Celebrate the Beauty of the NYC SUBWAY System
Prior to the pandemic, commuters would scurry through the NYC subway system without noticing the beautiful artwork. Now we can view the NYC’s subterranean hidden masterpieces at our leisure from the comfort of our home.
About Ronnit Vasserman: Ronnit Vasserman is the founder of Art Connect Group, a full service art consulting firm located in New York. After a successful career in investment banking she now dedicates her time to her favorite asset class, art. She has a degree in Fine Arts and Art History. In addition to helping clients acquire art she educates them on all the latest trends by organizing events throughout the year. These events include studio, museum, auction house and gallery visits and now … virtual lectures.