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Castellani Art Museum series focuses on MET

by jmaloni

Museum members' program

Sat, May 22nd 2010 09:00 am

The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will host "Meet Me at the Met," a six-part series of educational art history programs for its members focusing in the world-renowned collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.  Over the course of six Wednesday mornings, participants will view 12 lectures from the Teaching Company's Museum Masterpieces: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, taught by Richard Bretell, University of Texas at Dallas. 

Each session runs from 10 a.m. to noon, and features a film, guest speakers and facilitated discussions. Coffee, tea and light refreshments are included. Admission is free, but Castellani Art Museum membership is required to attend.  You can become a member by signing up when you attend the program, or by downloading and mailing in the membership form from the museum's Web site, www.castellaniartmuseum.org. Annual membership dues ($15 for seniors) come with a variety of benefits, including this free lecture series.

Participants may attend any number of programs, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged since space is limited. The schedule of programs is as follows:

May 26

  • Introduction to the Met
  • Guest speaker Nancy Knechtel, art history professor at Niagara University and NCCC
  • The Making of the Museum

June 2

  • Ancient Egyptian Art
  • The Ancient New World

June 9

  • American Art - 1650-1865
  • American Art - 1865-1900

June 16

  • European Painting - 19th Century
  • European Sculpture

June 23

  • 20th Century Art - Before WWII
  • 20th Century Art - After WWII

June 30

  • Drawings and Prints
  • Photographs
For more information or to register, contact Susan Clements at 286-8201.

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