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Simulcast Presentations – International Lecture Series 2019

January 21, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The premier Vero Beach lecture program, now in its 37th year, brings the finest arts and humanities scholars to our community. In 2019, the Museum will present four high-profile speakers, including best-selling novelist Graham Moore; Tony, Olivier and Emmy Award-winning Stage Director and Choreographer Rob Ashford; Author and Television Producer of the TV series Victoria, Daisy Goodwin; and Professor Emeritus at the University of London, author and Historian of Fashion, Aileen Ribeiro.

Simulcast ILS 2019 – Graham Moore, January 21 @ 4:30 pm

January 21, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

Simulcast Presentation - New York Times bestselling novelist and Academy Award-winning screenwriter THE LEGACY OF SHERLOCK HOLMES Since his first appearance in 1887, Sherlock Holmes has become arguably the most enduring fictional character of the past two centuries. Why? What about Arthur Conan Doyle's creation caused him to outlast his peers in the popular imagination, and to define an entire genre of detective fiction? In what ways was Sherlock Holmes both a perfectly emblematic creature of the Victorian age —…

Simulcast ILS 2019 – Rob Ashford, February 18 @ 4:30 pm

February 18, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

Simulcast Presentation in Leonhardt Auditorium - Award-winning stage director and choreographer A Life of Opening Nights  Rob Ashford is an award-winning American stage director and choreographer. He is a Tony Award© , Olivier Award, Emmy Award, Drama Desk Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award winner. He has worked extensively on Broadway productions, on television and the movies with a long list of the hottest celebrities. From New York to London to Hollywood, Ashford has established himself as one of the…

Simulcast ILS 2019 – Daisy Goodwin, March 4 @ 4:30 pm

March 4, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

Simulcast Presentation in Leonhardt Auditorium - Renowned English novelist and television producer Victoria’s Secrets Queen Victoria is most often memorialized as a stern, black-clad matriarch, but the reality, as Daisy Goodwin, the novelist and  creator of the PBS series Victoria, reveals could not be more different.  From her close reading of Victoria’s diaries, all 62 million words of them, Goodwin will show how Victoria matured from a giddy teenager, to a working mother, into the grandmother of Europe.  She will…

Muses and Makers: The Pre-Raphaelite Girl Gang

March 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Take a tour of Victorian England and the Pre-Raphaelite movement with the “Historian of the Victorian” Kirsty Stonell Walker! Go beyond the Brotherhood artists who created the magnificent artworks of the era, to the women behind the movement, including Elizabeth Siddal, Jane Morris, and Fanny Cornforth. During her presentation, Kirsty will bring these women and others out of the shadows and into the light, giving them much-deserved recognition for shaping and influencing the most beautiful and imaginative art movement in…

Simulcast ILS 2019 – Aileen Ribeiro, March 25 @ 4:30 pm

March 25, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

Simulcast Presentation in Leonhardt Auditorium - International Fashion Historian Life with the Pre-Raphaelites: Art, Dress & Beauty  The Pre-Raphaelites, a secret society founded in 1848 (the year of revolutions in Europe), were a group of young artists whose startling paintings attacked prevailing artistic theories, and whose liberated lifestyles shocked conventional society. While this may now seem a cliché of the artistic life, this was the first appearance of such beliefs and attitudes in England. Aileen Ribeiro’s illustrated lecture focuses on…

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