2016-17 Art History Lecture Series at Gage

Based on our lecture popularity this past year, Gage Academy of Art will again be offering series of 12 lectures on art history from the 15th through 20th Century on a wide variety of subjects.

Degas, The Rehearsal Onstage, c-1874, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Featuring Gage teaching artists as well as art historians from the Seattle art community, these lectures will give a thoughtful look inside the artists and movements that helped shape art from the Renaissance through the 20th Century.


Register online for a single lecture, a quarterly series or the entire 2016-17 program, and delve into the techniques, ideologies and personalities that define art in our world.
Gates of Paradise, East baptistery doors, Ghiberti, 1425-52

Fall 2016

Oct 26 - CAROL HENDRICKS: The Gates of Paradise

I have visited Florence several times, where I have been fortunate to have seen this work of art in person.  The Gates of Paradise is endlessly inspiring and was transformative in art history.

In addition to authoring this blog I am the Adult Program Director at Gage and earned my MA in Art History from Temple University.

Adoration of Christ, Central Panel of the Portinari Triptych, Hugo van der Goes, c-1473-78

Nov 2- HAMID ZAVAREEI: Northern Renaissance: History, technique and materials

Hamid has taught painting for years at Gage and he has been researching various historic pigments and techniques of the of the Renaissance.

Nov 9 - JIM PHALEN: Rembrandt vs. Velázquez: The Clash of the Titans

Gage Artistic Director and Co-Founder Gary Faigin is an extremely knowledgeable art historian.  The Italian Baroque painter Caravaggio is one of his favorite topics.

Nov 16 - REBECCA ALBIANI: Juan Sánchez Cotán and Spanish Baroque Still-Life

Rebecca has been lecturing at the Frye Art Museum for years in a very popular sold out lecture series. She was a Graduate Lecturing Fellow at Washington’s National Gallery and a Fulbright Scholar in Venice. She received an MA from Stanford University and a BA from the University of California, Berkeley.

Winter 2017

Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917). The Thinker, 1904. Cast bronze
Gift of Alma de Bretteville Spreckels

Jan 25 - MIKE MAGRATH: Rodin

Mike teaches a variety of sculpting classes at Gage, including the Sculpting Atelier.  He has an MFA from the University of WA and has been creating his own figurative sculptures for years. 
Feb 1 - KIMBERLY TROWBRIDGE: Landscape Painting 

Kimberly earned her MFA in painting from the University of WA and launched her own Atelier at Gage this fall.  She is one of the most engaging and dynamic speakers.  She says of teaching-

“It is through my desire to communicate with others that I have developed a meaningful lexicon as an artist; recognizing the relationship between my creative and teaching practices has been profound for me in uncovering the role and importance of my audience.”
-Kimberly Trowbridge

Degas, Café Concert at Les Ambassadeurs, 1876-77, Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lyon

Terry has been a popular instructor at Gage for over 15 years.  She works in acrylic and pastel and counts Degas among her influences.  You can find her work at the Lisa Harris Gallery in Seattle.

Feb 15 - RICHARD WEST: John Singer Sargent and the American Mural Renaissance

Richard West is an expert on 19th Century American painting, he was a long time Gage Trustee and was the Director of the Frye Art Museum from 1994-2003.  Before that West was a scholar and former director of Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine; the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento; the Newport Art Museum, Rhode Island; and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

Spring 2017

April 12 - GARY FAIGIN: Giorgio Morandi

Gage Artistic Director and Co-Founder Gary Faigin is an extremely knowledgeable art historian.  The Italian painter Morandi is one of his favorite painters.  He has put the Morandi Museum in Bologna on his Top 10 Art Must See list.

April 19 - OLIVIA BEAUFAIT: Constantin Brancusi

Olivia is a painter, instructor and arts administrator.  She received her MFA in painting from the University of WA and has shown her work in local art galleries.  She is very interested in modern, contemporary and abstract art and Brancusi is an inspiration for her.

April 26- RYAN WEATHERLY: Giacometti

Ryan is a painter and a popular instructor at Gage.  He received his MFA in painting from the University of WA. He told me he has always been interested in the Italian 20th century sculptor Giacometti.

May 3 - CHARLES EMERSON: Richard Diebenkorn

Charles studied with Josef Albers at Yale and has been a popular painting instructor at Gage for years.  His lectures are not to be missed, he is a font of knowledge!

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