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ArtSmarts Spring Lecture Series

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by Muskegon Friends of Art

Wednesdays; May 2, 9, and 16
7:00 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm

Series: $45 per person/$30 per person (Friends of Art member)
Per lecture at the door: $15
Registration forms are available in the MMA Gift Store. Call 231.720.2580.

Wednesday, May 2, 7:00 pm
Art and the Psyche
Featured Speaker Suzanne Eberle
A brief look at art in the 19th to the 21st centuries that explores psychological issues, including our dreams, fears, and desires.

Wednesday, May 9, 7:00 pm
Michelangelo: Genius of the Renaissance, Bridge to the Baroque
Featured Speaker Greg Athnos
Michelangelo stood across two major periods in western art as a painter, sculptor and poet. This lecture will describe Michelangelo and his contemporaries within the Renaissance and the primary focus on Michelangelo’s early “Pieta,” the “David” and the “Sistine Chapel.”

Wednesday, May 16, 7:00 pm
Impressionism and the Two Claudes: Monet and Debussy
Featured Speaker Greg Athnos
What was Monet to do when the camera could now depict ‘reality’ much better? The result was ‘Impressionism’ with the elimination of ‘perspective’ and concentration on ‘light’ and ‘color.’ Debussy had the same problem determining what to do after Wagner. His answer came in composing music that sounded like a Monet painting looks. Beware! The floodgates to the 20th Century are being opened. ~Greg Athnos

Featured Speakers

Suzanne Eberle received her Ph.D. from the University of Detroit, and is a professor at Kendall College of Art & Design. Her specialization includes Modern and Contemporary Art and the History of Fashion. Suzanne regularly presents papers at national and international academic conferences, and is a member of the Sculpture Advisory Committee at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

Greg Athnos served as Associate Professor of Music at North Park University in Chicago for 32 years where he conducted over 1,000 concerts in the United States and abroad. A published author of poetry, articles and two award winning books, he is in demand as a lecturer on the arts and culture.


May 16
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm