SPEAKERS FOR THE 2022-2023 SEASON
October 19, 2022 Richard Bell, Historian
"Untold Stories of the American Revolution"
Professor of History at the University of Maryland, Richard Bell is recognized as one of the leading authorities on the American Revolution. He will explain how the birth of the nation goes beyond the lives of Washington, Franklin and Jefferson. In his presentation he will tell the stories of the unknowns; a slave who ran off to join the war, a widow who became a Native American leader and others who helped shape our nation during its founding moments.
November 16, 2022 Gioia Diliberto,
Author of Fashion
"Coco at the Ritz"
Gioia Diliberto is the author of several critically acclaimed books about women's lives and the fashion history. She has meticulously researched her topics to bring rich historical moments to life. Her entertaining style will show how art and fashion affect our world. Coco at the Ritz provides a lively, informative talk incorporating dozens of gorgeous pictures that explain how Coco Chanel became the most iconic name in fashion.
Six Decades of Speakers
March 15,2023 Elliot Engel, Cultural Literature
"Topic to be Determined"
A Livonia Town Hall favorite, Elliot Engel will be back with another entertaining lecture. He earned his Ph.D. at UCLA, taught at Duke University, as well as the University of North Carolina. He is an author of ten books, writer of numerous magazine articles and a playwright. Now he continues to teach outside the classroom by giving dynamic historical lectures throughout the world.
April 19, 2023 Tina Rivers Ryan, Art Critic
"Four Paintings Every Art Lover Should See"
An art historian by training, Tina Rivers Ryan is currently Assistant Curator of contemporary art at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York. As a public speaker and scholar, she has delivered lectures on topics ranging from Michelangelo to Warhol. In her lecture, Four Paintings Every Art Lover Should See, she will explore the idea that paintings can be used as a meaningful form of communication. The paintings will come from different time periods, genres and nations. Each painting has played a role in Western culture. You will gain an understanding of the history and significance of each painting and its continued relevance in our lives.
Registration Form and Ticket Options
Patron Season Ticket (includes priority lecture seating) $185
Regular Season Ticket $160
Individual Program $55
All tickets include program and lunch.
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