ARTIST TALKS , FILMS & LECTURES
Upcoming Artist Talks, Films & Lectures
Lecture: Art & The Feminist Revolution With Barbara Larson
Date: Thursday, January 14, 5:30pm
Barbara Larson is Professor in the art department at the University of West Florida where she teaches a course on women and art. Her dissertation advisor was Linda Nochlin, one of the earliest feminist art historians to publish on art and gender. Barbara is author of The Dark Side of Nature: Science, Society, and the Fantastic in the Work of Odilon Redon (2005) and lead editor of The Art of Evolution: Darwin, Darwinisms, and Visual Culture (2009) and Darwin and Theories of Aesthetics and Cultural History (2013). She has published extensively on various topics in science and visual culture in the modern period including “Darwin’s Sexual Selection and the Jealous Male” in The Art of Evolution. She is series editor of “Science and the Arts since 1750” (Routledge).
Past Artist Talks & Lectures
FINDING VIVIAN MAIER
Date: Thursday, December 10, 7pm
Cost: $5 / Free For Members
"Finding Vivian Maier" is the critically acclaimed documentary about a mysterious nanny who secretly took more than 100,000 photographs that she kept hidden in storage. Discovered decades later, the riveting images have placed Maier among the 20th centuries greatest photographers. Her strange and fascinating life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photographs, films and interview with dozens of people who thought they knew her.
The film accompanies the museum's exhibition, Collection in Context: Women Creating. This PMA Permanent Collection exhibit features three recently accessioned works by Vivian Maier on display December 2, 2015 through February 27, 2016.
This event is hosted by the Feminist Society of Pensacola.
Artist Talk: Dr. Patrick M. Rowe
Date: Thursday, November 5, 5:30pm
Join us for a walking gallery tour of Mucha: Master Artist of Art Nouveau
(Selected Works from the Rowe Collection) where Dr. Rowe will discuss the evolution of Alphonse Mucha's Art Nouveau style.
Artist Talk: Don Manderson
Date: Thursday, December 3, 5:30-6:30pm
Local artist Don Manderson uses the term “Simultaneity” to encapsulate the body of work displayed within this exhibition. Simultaneity refers to the simultaneous and insistent nature of the daily sensory experience in an increasingly technical society
Artist Talk & Poetry Reading: Margaret Biggs
Date: Friday, October 16, 6-8pm
Artist Lecture & Poetry Reading: 6-7pm
Meet, Greet, & Book Signing: 7-8pm
The PMA presents artist Margaret Biggs in an Artist Talk and Poetry Reading. Biggs is an oil painter specializing in fine art originals, prints, commissions and poetry. Her subject matter of landscapes, seascapes, still life, and holistic pieces are painted in a stylized manner, which borders between the elements of abstraction and realism.
Lecture: Father Lincoln: The Untold Story of Abraham Lincoln and His Boys with Alan Manning
Date: Thursday, October 1, 6pm
Alan Manning is an independent historian, author, educator, and speaker. His area of expertise is presidential history, including biographies of the presidents, constitutional powers of the presidency, and elections.
Lincoln: Inspiration through the Ages is inspired by the 2014 PMA acquisition of a bronze sculpture by American late 19th century monumental sculptor, Daniel Chester French. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War and as a testament to the impact made by Abraham Lincoln within the realm of art history, this exhibit combines a variety of media and artistic styles.
Artist Talk & Exhibition Walkthrough with Artist Richard Sexton & Ogden Curator of Photographs, Richard McCabe
Date: Thursday, September 24, 6pm
Join the PMA as artist Richard Sexton and Ogden Museum of Southern Art Curator of Photographs, Richard McCabe take Museum guests on a walking tour of Sexton's exhibition Terra Incognita.
This exhibition is a photographic project of 15 years’ duration (1991-2006) by nationally recognized photographer and author Sexton. Terra Incognita consists of 57 black-and-white photographs of marsh, scrub lands, dunes, beaches, swamps and forests along the Gulf Coast from the mouth of the Mississippi River to the Florida Panhandle.
Sexton will also be on hand after the lecture to sign copies of his book Terra Incognita.
Artist Talk: Dottie King
Date: Thursday, September 3, 5:30-6:30pm
The PMA presents 2014 Members Exhibition Best of Show award winner, Dottie King. The photography within this exhibition explores the experience of light. An aesthetic journey through variations of dark, light, shadow, reflection, refraction, absorption, diffraction and luminosity.
Artist Presentation: Guy Harvey
Date: Friday, May 15, 530-6pm
This exhibition features original paintings, watercolors, mixed media and pen-and-ink drawings by celebrated artist, Guy Harvey. Recognized today as the world’s finest marine wildlife artist, Guy Harvey relies on his talents as a marine biologist, diver, photographer, and angler to visually represent the authentic underwater wildlife displayed within The Lure of the Ocean.
Artist Talk: Rachel Pongetti
Date: Thursday, April 23, 6pm
The Pensacola Museum of Art, in partnership with First City Arts Center,presents a dual exhibition that explores the imagery of artist, Rachael Pongetti, and her creation of the “Pensacola Graffiti Bridge Project.” A 2011 photographic chronicle of the constantly evolving local landmark, the Graffiti Bridge, located at the 17th avenue train trestle in Pensacola, FL.
Pongetti is a graduate of the University of West Florida and Savannah College of Art and Design where she earned an MFA in Photography. She has been an art instructor for Pensacola State College, University of West Florida, Pensacola Museum of Art, and Pace Center for Girls.
Artist Talk: Michael Boles
Date: Friday, March 20, 6pm
Join the Pensacola Museum of Art on Friday, March 20 at 6pm for another fantastic Artist Talk. This Artist Talk will feature Pensacola artist Michale Boles. Boles will walk attendees through his exhibition OBJECT: Sculptures, Prints, and Drawings. The artist will also be signing copies of his exhibition catalog after his talk (until 8pm).
Boles is Professor of Art at Pensacola State College’s Switzer Center for Visual Arts. He has been a prolific and active member of Pensacola’s art community since 1980. Boles has won numerous local and regional awards and his works are on display in many private collections as well as throughout the U.S. and Europe.
This exhibition includes sculptures, ink-jet prints, and drawings by Boles from the past ten years.
Artist Talk and Tea: featuring Pat Regan
Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2pm.
Artist Pat Regan will be taking this lecture to the gallery, telling stories about some of her artwork. Regan likeness this talk to the tradition of southern storytellers. Each piece in Roots & Remembrance is based on people and places the artist has been influence by in both her personal life and her career.
The Uniqueness of American Painting, by John Markowitz, University of West Florida Department of Art program Director
Date: Thursday, October 9, 7-8pm
Many of the important American artists of the 19th and 20th centuries are represented in the Guild Hall collection. This exhibition represents a rare opportunity to view a selection of these works first hand, and to discuss the unique and special properties of American painting in terms of style and theme during this period.