Lectures

The 2015–2016 Lecture Series is sponsored by Jane P. Watkins. Wood River High School student lecture series tickets have been made possible with support from Robin Leavitt and Terry Friedlander.

Browse our upcoming lectures below.


Upcoming Lectures

LECTURE: Art and Technology with Painter David Dunlop

Wednesday, June 22, 5:30 pm

Examine art’s relationship with cameras and computers to the past, present and future. Learn how the purposes of art have been changed by technology.  We reveal the secret optical technology behind painting for the past 600 years through today. Discover how artists have used, disguised and hidden the use o...

ART HISTORY LECTURE: Defining the Nation through Landscape with Dr. Courtney Gilbert

Thursday, June 30, 5:30 pm

This lecture considers the way artists have used landscape to define the American nation. From the painters of the Hudson River School to Land Art to contemporary artists responding to the National Parks, artists have helped shape the way we understand our nation through their interpretations of its natural p...

LECTURE: Inside National Geographic with Kent Kobersteen and Gerd Ludwig

Thursday, September 29, 6:30 pm

In an evening presentation, National Geographic photographer Gerd Ludwig will speak about several of his projects for the National Geographic Magazine and show his work. Former National Geographic picture editor and Director of Photography Kent Kobersteen will speak about the Geographic’s philosophy of phot...

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