Thursday, March 18 • Peggy Guggenheim was a daring, charismatic and intelligent woman who knew a thing or two about art and artists (after all, she was married to Max Ernst). Peggy led one of the great uncategorizable 20th-century lives. Poor little rich girl? Sexual libertine? Scandalous memoirist? Parisian emigre? Venetian doyenne? Influential art collector? Even more influential gallery owner? All of the above.
Join art historian Kevin Costello as we examine her life and her idiosyncratic collection.
Thursday, April 15 • Join art historian Kevin Costello as he examines masterpieces by Titian, Rembrandt, Francois Boucher, Jean-Auguste Ingres, Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Jackson Pollock, David Hockney, and Anselm Kiefer.
Thursday, May 13 • The increased importance of female artists on the international arena of contemporary art is becoming more evident to historians and collectors alike. Be introduced to 21st century female artists and explore their influence on contemporary art during this surprising and stunning lecture.
Deadline: March 12 • Our Art Lives Here campaign creates more art for more people by displaying artwork on billboards throughout southwest Florida, transforming advertising space into public art for and by our talented local artists! We want to bring YOUR art outside the traditional context of museum and gallery walls – submit your work for the chance to have it displayed on billboards around southwest Florida!
Saturdays, February 27 – March 13 • Learn basic glass cutting skills and glass laying techniques to create and generate special, unique mosaic and stained glass techniques! These are relaxed, fun, no pressure, hands-on sessions that allow you to explore a wonderfully meditative art form.
Two-Day Workshop, March 15 – 16 • This information-packed workshop is designed to give a good foundation for bold, direct palette knife painting, accommodating beginner to advanced painters! Class begins with a demonstration focusing on the most direct and effective methods for painting strong, vibrant oils using painting knives and a limited palette. Afterwards, participants will paint from their own photography or may choose to paint from one of the large photos provided for them by the instructor.
Saturday, March 20 • This workshop focuses on the classical method of using three tones: red, black and white to create the illusion of form and atmosphere through tone. A favored method of Renaissance and Venetian artists, this approach to drawing using three colors (“trioscouleurs”) is an important historical aspect of 19th century and modern atelier practice.
Saturday, March 20 • Head to the Big Apple and (virtually) experience the iconic Guggenheim Museum with your friends from the Alliance. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity lets you spend intimate time with Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future exhibition.
Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) is a long under-recognized innovator of abstract art. Her Paintings for the Future is one of the Guggenheim’s most popular exhibitions.
Performances February 11 – 20 • You deserve a laugh, so come and join us for a responsibly distanced evening of theatre outside on our GreenMarket lawn! This production is a series of three short one-act comedies including The Role of Della by Nina Shengold, a riveting and riotous look at the contemporary audition process, giving new meaning to the term stealing a scene; The Great Waitresses by Nina Shengold, where four women serve up some funny guidance as they explain what it takes to be a great waitress; and The Wedding Story by Julianne Homokay, a hilarious and horrifying retelling of a love story.
Thursday, February 25 • When was the last time that a story transported you into another world? Join us as our tellers get up on stage and tell their tales of love lost and love gained – all outdoors! Storytellers of the Round Table and The Elephant Showcase Storytellers bring you stories in the oral tradition.