2022/2023 Art Speaks Schedule
Art Speaks presentations are scheduled on the second Thursday of the month, October through March at 5-6:15pm.
Save the Dates:
October 13, 2022
November 10, 2022
December 8, 2022
January 12, 2023
February 16, 2023
March 9, 2023
We look forward to seeing you!
October 13th, 5pm
What’s Eating Gilbert Stuart? America’s First Paparazzo
Gilbert Stuart was America’s first major artist. His life and story, as well as the progression of his art makes him a fascinating historical character.
November 10th, 5pm
“How Photography Became Art”
Alfred Stieglitz, Dorothea Lange, and Gordon Parks created iconic images that endure as fine art. But in the early 20th century, photography faced a very hostile environment in the art world. We’ll look at how the artist-photographers won acceptance, with a focus on works in the TMA collection, and the role of women and people of color.
December 8th, 5pm
All Aboard for Streetcar Art – Art on the Tucson Streetcar
Take a ride on the Tucson streetcar to see the public art created for this major project. This presentation will focus on the historical connection to art and transportation in general: how the project was funded; and the process for selecting works; show-and-tell about each work’s title and artist; and how each work interprets the theme “flow.”
January 12th, 5pm
Art, Beauty, Love and Loss: The Artists’ Colony of Worpswede
Around the turn of the 20th century, the tiny village of Worpswede in north Germany became home to a thriving community of artists who longed to escape the stuffy confines of the art academies and find solace and inspiration in the sweeping landscapes and picturesque villages of the north German moors and the hard lives of the crofters who eked out a living there.
February 16th, 5pm
Let’s Meet in the Garden: Ten Artists Who Cultivated and Painted Gardens
Throughout history, gardens have been a favorite subject of artists. Their artistic renderings are as varied as the gardens themselves and reveal much about each artist’s relationship with nature.
Mary Jo McMullen
March 9th, 5pm
The Basha Collection of Southwest Art
This is a review of one of the largest private collections of southwest art which includes oils, watercolors, and bronze sculptures by 20th century western artists, as well as Native American artists working in pottery, basketry, painting, sculpture and jewelry. This talk will be focusing on “cowboy art.”