Brown Bag Lecture Series

Evelyn Yurdin on Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

January 31. 2014 at Noon in The Michael Victor II Art Library . Free Admission

Crystal Bridges' permanent collection spans five centuries of American masterworks ranging from the Colonial era to the modern and contemporary American artists. The Museum's collection includes major works by Lichtenstein, O'Keeffe, Rockwell and Warhol. The building itself is a work of art. Designed by Moishe Safdie, it nestles into the rolling Arkansas terrain and hovers over a wandering stream. Walking trails and outdoor sculpture add greatly to the total experience. Avid museum and world travelers, Evelyn and her husband, Don, collect studio glass art.


Ginny Lee on The Photography of Vivan Maier

February 21. 2014 at Noon in The Michael Victor II Art Library . Free Admission

Vivian Maier was an enigmatic street photographer who spent decades as a nanny in Chicago. Her massive photographic catalogue was discovered after her death in 2009 and eventually led to the Maier. As an established photographer herself, Ginny Lee exhibits locally at the Prairie Art Alliance as well as various galleries nationwide. Ginny’s training includes graduate work at Savannah College of Art & Design, where she enjoyed using the same type of Rollei camera as Vivian Maier used to documented her surroundings.



Sheri Ramsey on American Impressionism

March 28. 2014at Noon in The Michael Victor II Art Library . Free Admission

Sheri Ramsey, pastelist, beloved teacher and long-time SAA supporter will speak on American Impressionism. American Impressionism is a style of painting characterized by loose brushwork and vivid colors. This style of painting is related to European Impressionism and was practiced by American artists in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.