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Occurs on Wednesday March 22 2023

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes


Kay White Hall Theater
19600 Vashon Highway SW
Vashon Island WA 98070

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Art History Talk with Rebecca Albiani

$20 General
$18 Member
Youth (18-) FREE

Alice Neel (1900-1984) painted portraits that are as radical in their own way as the drips of Jackson Pollock. Living and working in Spanish Harlem, she made bold and memorable renditions of the vivid characters she e ncountered in her search to capture what she called “the dignity and eternal importance of the human being.”


In past years Rebecca’s talks have deepened our understanding of famous artists such as Picasso and Rembrandt. This year she is going to introduce us to some fascinating artists you have may never have heard of. From a Ukrainian folk artist to a Marxist photographer to a committed portraitist out of step with the art world’s embrace of abstraction, these artists made work that continues to resonate today. We’ll also look at two painters who are acute observers of their socioeconomic landscapes, one in early 17th century Netherlands and one in today’s Chicago. Join us to enrich your knowledge of the human stories behind these entrancing artworks.

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