Free Atelier Hall Lecture Series

Join Us for our Free Lecture Series every other Thursday at 7:00 P.M.

Art History from the perspective of Professional Artists, Heads of Established Arts Organizations, Museum Curators, Anatomy from Surgeons, Live Art Demonstrations all while surrounded by the beautiful artwork in Atelier Hall Gallery, good company and of course... coffee.



Next Lecture at Atelier Hall...

Myths of Michelangelo

Friday, July 20th, 2018
by Jason Arkles
7:00-8:30 pm at Atelier Hall
Michelangelo: The sculptor's name is synonymous with genius. Most of us assume the truth of the stories about him which are passed around in museums and art schools alike; He worked without assistants or prepatory models, carving alone in his studio, struggling to free the human forms he could see trapped inside the marble... But how much of his legend is true? At this lecture, Jason Arkles will lead us through several common assumptions and popular stories about the life and work of Michelangelo, stripping away much of the myth that has accumulated around this towering figure in art history.
Jason Arkles is a sculptor and Art Historian living in Florence, Italy. He is the host of the popular podcast on the history of figurative sculpture, The Sculptor's Funeral, and is a sought-after instructor in Florence and around the world, having given workshops and lectures from New York to New Zealand. 

Open to the public with a suggested donation of $10. 



The Spanish Forger: Master of Manuscript Chicanery

Thursday, July 26th, 2018
by William M. Voelkle
7:00-8:30 pm at Atelier Hall
William M. Voelkle, Curator emiritus of Medieval and Renaissance Art at The Morgan Library and Museum, will be lecturing on the Spanish Forger, one of the most skillful and prolific forgers of all time. Nearly four hundred panels and manuscript illuminations have been identified. Until recently, when the forger's very personal  and thus easily recognizable  style became better known (as a result of the lecturer's research and catalog), they were frequently sold and appreciated as genuine works of the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries.  Now they are collected and prized as "authentic" forgeries by the Spanish Forger. Although the lecture will focus on the more traditional art historical methods used to detect the forger's mistakes - which can be used by collectors in avoiding pitfalls when acquiring works of art - neutron activation analysis and neutron autoradiography will be discussed as well. (The scientific analysis was done at the Brookhaven National Laboratory.) By viewing the forger's works within his own cultural milieu they become fascinating indicators of the history of the taste and collecting of his own time.

Open to the public with a suggested donation of $10.