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August 2018

Lecture: Pictures from Space: Art and Astronomy

August 8, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
$5 – $10

A lecture with Jon Underwood Bell, Hallstrom Planetarium Director at Indian River State College Wednesday, August 8th @ 10:30 am Leonhardt Auditorium Members: $5 / Non-members: $10 w/admission When we view an image of something in space, most marvel at the beauty of it all. In addition to the artistic merit found in the photographs of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition, astronomers can make careful observations and come to profound conclusions about our Universe and our place in…

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October 2018

Made in Germany: An Inside View

October 24, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Free

VBMA Executive Director Brady Roberts will provide an exciting overview of the exhibition Made in Germany: Art Since 1980 from the Rubell Family Collection. Roberts first spent time in Berlin before the fall of the Wall and has been back many times since, meeting contemporary artists and organizing exhibitions. He will combine his affinity for contemporary German art with his personal recollections of visiting artists' studios and insider knowledge of one of the leading art capitals of the 21st century.…

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January 2019

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

January 21, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Vero Beach Museum of Art, 3001 Riverside Park Drive
Vero Beach, FL 32963 United States
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$70.00 – $80.

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 —…

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February 2019

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

February 18, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Vero Beach Museum of Art, 3001 Riverside Park Drive
Vero Beach, FL 32963 United States
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$70. – $80.

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…

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March 2019

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

March 4, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Vero Beach Museum of Art, 3001 Riverside Park Drive
Vero Beach, FL 32963 United States
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$70. – $80.

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…

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Muses and Makers: The Pre-Raphaelite Girl Gang

March 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Vero Beach Museum of Art, 3001 Riverside Park Drive
Vero Beach, FL 32963 United States
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$25.00 – $35.00

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…

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

March 25, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Vero Beach Museum of Art, 3001 Riverside Park Drive
Vero Beach, FL 32963 United States
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$70. – $80.

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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October 2019

Ai Weiwei: Global Artist, Borderless Humanist, Contemporary Emperor

October 2, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
$15.00 – $20.00

Presented by Taliesin Thomas, Founding Director of AW Asia Ai Weiwei is one of the most provocative and celebrated figures working in the spheres of international art and political activism. His extraordinary range of activities is unparalleled among his artistic peers—from large-scale museum exhibitions that reference traditional Chinese art forms to candid Instagram posts at international refugee camps, Ai Weiwei’s creative vision, fearless spirit, and commitment to human rights is widely admired around the world. In recent years, Ai Weiwei’s…

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Women in the City: Seeing and Being Seen in Fin-de-Siècle Paris

October 26, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Vero Beach Museum of Art, 3001 Riverside Park Drive
Vero Beach, FL 32963 United States
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Free

Karen J. Leader, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art History, Florida Atlantic University Saturday, October 26, 2019, 2PM Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Jane Avril, 1899, color lithograph, photograph by John Faier, © 2015, courtesy of the Richard H. Driehaus Museum Visibility in the growing urban populations of the late nineteenth century was shaped by both art and popular culture. Scenes of leisure, popular entertainment, strolling, shopping and art viewing were all the subject of artists and illustrators, and were consumed by the…

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November 2019

From the Classical to the Cabaret: French Music from the Late-Nineteenth Century

November 16, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Vero Beach Museum of Art, 3001 Riverside Park Drive
Vero Beach, FL 32963 United States
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Leslie Amper, Concert Pianist Concert pianist Leslie Amper will present a unique, multi-media piano recital that connects French artists, musicians, and their work during fin-de-siècle Paris. Amper will feature the music of Claude Debussy and Yvette Guilbert; the short silent films of Alice Guy Blaché (with piano accompaniment); and artworks by a variety of artists, including Claude Monet, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Jules Chéret, that will transport participants to late-19th century Paris. Tickets available for purchase at the door.

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March 2020

International Lecture Series 2020

March 2 @ 4:30 pm - April 6 @ 6:30 pm
Vero Beach Museum of Art, 3001 Riverside Park Drive
Vero Beach, FL 32963 United States
$70 – $210

The premier Vero Beach lecture program, now in its 38th year, brings the finest arts and humanities scholars to our community. In 2020, the Museum will present four high-profile speakers. Live seating has SOLD OUT! REGISTER NOW for Simulcast seating in the Leonhardt Auditorium. Individual simulcast presentation tickets are also available.

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Music and Modernity: American Popular Song from the 1920s-40s

March 7 @ 2:00 pm
Vero Beach Museum of Art, 3001 Riverside Park Drive
Vero Beach, FL 32963 United States
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Michael Lasser, Music Scholar Cindy Miller and Alan Jones, Musicians The songwriters of Tin Pan Alley and Broadway borrowed from ragtime and jazz to make a new, distinctively American popular music. Irving Berlin, raised in poverty on the Lower East Side, was working as a singing waiter in a tough joint in Chinatown when he wrote his first song. George Gershwin was a teenager who used to sneak into Harlem rent parties to hear the piano players “stride” across the…

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