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UPCOMING SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

______________________________ POST IMPRESSIONISTS: GAUGUIN, VAN GOGH, CEZANNE
THE HEWLETT PUBLIC LIBRARY,                                         1125 Broadway, Hewlett, NY                                   July 24, August 13, September 17, 11 AM
 
SESSIONS ON VAN GOGH (AUG. 13) AND CEZANNE (SEPT. 17) ARE CANCELLED DUE TO SURGERY
WILL RESCHEDULE--LOOK FOR UPDATES HERE


As a follow-up to Raverty's popular series on Impressionism last fall, these three artists, each the subject of a separate talk over the summer months, are the linchpins between the 19th  c. and the 20th century.  They were influenced by Japanese prints, and profoundly affected the next generation of the Modernists.

 

Wed., July 24 - Gauguin: The Search for Paradise
Paul Gauguin sought escape from the anxieties of modern life, first in Brittany, then Arles and eventually Tahiti.

 

Tues., Aug. 13 - Van Gogh: Martyr for Modern Art--TO BE RESCHEDULED
Vincent Van Gogh struggled with mental illness throughout his short, brilliant career, and his paintings document poignantly this struggle for recognition and love, ending tragically.

 

Tues., Sept. 17 - Cezanne: Master of Form--TO BE RESCHEDULED
Paul Cezanne led a quiet, uneventful life, but with his formal innovations he laid the foundations for twentieth-century Modernism.

 

 

 

______________________________ADVENT SERIES - JUDAISM, JESUS & EMERGENT CHRISTIANITY: RECENT JEWISH PERSPECTIVES                                                                                                Saint Peter's Church,                                                      619 Lexington Avenue, New York City                Sunday Mornings 10:00-10:50                                    Nov. 24 and Dec. 8, 15, 23
 

Christian Orant Figure (with Jewish prayer shawl?),
Catacombs of Pricilla, Rome

Nov. 24 - Recent Jewish New Testament Scholarship: A critical review of recent publications by Jewish authors on the New Testament and Jesus as itinerant rabbi and wonder-worker.
 
Dec. 1: Thanksgiving weekend (no meeting).
 
Dec. 8 - Jewish Mysticism and Messianism at the Time of Jesus: An overview of Jewish understandings of the Mashiach (i.e. Messiah), Logos, and Shekhina from the 1st century B.C.E. through the destruction of the Temple in 70 C.E. and its 2nd-century aftermath.
 
Dec. 15 - Jewish Christians and Christian Jews: The fate of various Jewish followers of Jesus, Jewish Christians in the synagogues, and the emergent church from the time of Paul through the Council of Nicaea (4th century).
 
Dec. 23: What Does this Mean for Contemporary Jewish / Christian Dialogue? Panel Discussion: Dissusants to be announced.