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Adult Education Series

Courses are offered in art, music, history, and current events; all courses are taught by subject specialists. In order to ensure the highest quality presenters, the Library may collect a fee for each course, though some lecture series will be free.

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Upcoming Courses

Art with Anne Swartz – Art Exhibits: Learn Before You Go!

Know what to expect before visiting in person. The library has museum passes available to visit these two museums and many others! Click here for details on our museum passes.

These are hybrid events and can be attended in person or on Zoom.  Registration is requested if you will attend in person and is required if you will attend on Zoom in order to receive the access link.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City

Wednesday, December 7 at 7 pm – Click here to sign up

This presentation will provide information about the Solomon Guggenheim Museum exhibits that are currently on display. In addition to the impressive rotating permanent collection, this museum will feature two main exhibitions this winter.  “Alex Katz:  Gathering” will focus on the extensive work of this contemporary American artist, who depicts the world through his figurative canvases.  Additionally, “Nick Cave:  Forothermore” will offer a major survey overview of a dynamic contemporary American artist who marries fashion, art, video, and performance with a focus on marginalized people.

Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, NY

Wednesday, December 14 at 7 pm – Click here to sign up

This presentation provides information about the Storm King Art Center exhibits that are currently on display. Often overlooked as a significant opportunity to view large-scale contemporary sculpture in the landscape, Storm King Art Center uniquely provides the visitor with unexpected artistic interventions throughout its 500 acres. In addition to looking closely at two special installations by American artists Louise Bourgeois and Sarah Sze, this lecture will highlight ways to get the most out of your visit to maximize your enjoyment for a special day trip.

Anne Swartz is an art historian who focuses on contemporary American art.  She is a Professor of Art History at the Savannah College of Art and Design.  She holds degrees from The University of the South, Vanderbilt University, and Case Western Reserve University. In addition to authoring numerous exhibition catalogues, essays, and reviews and lecturing widely on contemporary art, she’s received several fellowships and awards, including a Fulbright Scholar Fellowship to Japan in 2002-03.

Recordings of Previous Courses in the World Religions Series

The Hinduism and Christianity lectures were not recorded at the request of the presenters


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