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Lectures and Events

At Art House and other locations in the metropolitan Detroit area Professor Michael Farrell offers illustrated presentations on art and architecture covering a wide range of periods and areas.

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MICHAEL FARRELL AT THE DETROIT CLUB

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THE ANCIENT WORLD

After the last lecture, we will meet at the DIA for a related tour

Saturdays at 11:00 am

Mesopotamia: Rule of Law
Saturday, 7 September

Egypt: Reaching for Eternity
Saturday, 14 September

The Aegean: The Age of Heroes
Saturday, 21 September

Lecture – Greece: Walking with the Gods
Tour – DIA Ancient Galleries
Saturday, 5 October

Series Cost: $100.00
Detroit Club members: $80.00

Individual lectures or tour: $25.00 each
Detroit Club members: $20.00

Advance registration required

See announcement link below for more information

The Detroit Club is located at 712 Cass Avenue (at Fort Street)

Click link below for printable registration:

Autumn 2019 The Ancient World Lecture Series

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DARK SHADOWS:
Caravaggio and His Followers

At the start of the 17th century, Rome was the artistic capital of Europe. In Rome, the most influential artist was Caravaggio. The striking realism, dramatic subject matter, and theatrical use of light and shadow in his paintings shocked and thrilled patrons and the public.

This 3-part monthly series will discuss Caravaggio and his widespread influence, particularly on two artists who came to Rome and learned firsthand the genius of Caravaggio: Valentin de Boulogne, who never returned to France, and the Spanish painter Jusepe de Ribera who remained in Italy his entire life.

Caravaggio
Wednesday, 11 September 2019 at 11:00 AM

Valentin de Boulogne
Wednesday, 9 October 2019 at 11:00 AM

Jusepe de Ribera
Wednesday, 6 November 2019 at 11:00 AM

Series Cost: $60.00
Detroit Club members: $50.00

Individual lectures: $25.00 each
Detroit Club members: $20.00

Advance registration required

See announcement link below for more information

The Detroit Club is located at 712 Cass Avenue (at Fort Street), Detroit

Click link below for printable registration:

Autumn 2019 Caravaggio and His Followers Lecture Series

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MICHAEL FARRELL AT THE COMMUNITY HOUSE
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TABLEAUX VIVANTS:
Rex Whistler & Cecil Beaton Between the Wars

Rex Whistler and Cecil Beaton were both part of the “Bright Young Things” after World War I.
This 5-part illustrated lecture series will illuminate the ways that these two British artists, through their paintings and photographs, reflected the world of change they were a part of and transcended that world.

Full Series: FARW01 $175

Rex Whistler and Modern Mural Painting
Tuesday, 12 November 2019 7:00pm FATV01 $40

Cecil Beaton Invents Himself
Tuesday, 19 November 2019 7:00pm FATV02 $40

Cecil Beaton and the Bright Young Things
Tuesday, 26 November 2019 7:00pm FATV03 $40

Beaton Finds a Home/Whistler Achieves Fame
Tuesday, 3 December 2019 7:00pm FATV04 $40

Cecil and Rex Face World War II
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 7:00pm FATV05 $40

Registration for these lectures must be made through The Community House
The Community House
380 South Bates Street Birmingham, MI 48009
Phone (248) 644-5832
http://www.communityhouse.com

13 comments

  1. can you tell me how long each lecture is??


    • The lectures are generally about one to one and one-half hours (1 – 1.5 hours).


  2. My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed your lecture today! We love the way you use humor to make you point and make us think. Looking forward to next week’s lecture and classes in your home soon. We are lucky to have you in Detroit! Sincerely, Dru


    • Looking forward to the Asters Talk in March. Always fun with Michael and his knowledge. He makes it soooo fun.


  3. Does Professor Farrell ever tape his lectures?


    • Unfortunately, and in spite of being asked on more than one occassion, Professor Farrell does not record his lectures and has no plans to.


      • Thank you all the same. I appreciate your reply.


  4. I thought Prof. Farrell said, at the BCH this year, that this series is going to be repeated in Jan, 2013. Is that true?
    Rosemary Reed


    • Professor Farrell has decided to begin the World War I series in the autumn at the Community House, so that he can do all three WWI lecture series’ in Autumn 2013 (Great Britain), Winter 2014 (France) and Spring 2014 (Germany), in order for there to be shorter gaps between the various parts of the trilogy.

      He will be back at the Community House this Spring with a series on Great American Collectors.


  5. I want a ticket to the Thursday, 19 March 2015, 1 pm – Frida Kahlo lecture but cannot get your website to work so I can pay the money. Is there another way to RSVP and pay for my tickets.
    Thank you for your help!
    Peggy


    • Hi Peggy,
      Thank you for your question. We are not set up to accept payments via our website. Unfortunately, the Frida Kahlo lecture on Thursday, 19 March is sold out. Professor Farrell will be repeating this lecture, along with the Rivera and Cincinnati Arts & Artists lecture, at the Downriver Council for the Arts in April. That schedule has also been posted on our website. If you’d like, I can add your address to our email list so that you will receive announcements for our lectures, tours and events as soon as they are made available.


  6. Could you please add me to your email list?
    Thank you


    • Hi Ellen,

      I’ve added your email address to our mailing list so that you will receive announcements of upcoming lectures, tours and events as soon as they are made available. Thank you for your interest, we look forward to seeing you soon!



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