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Michelangelo, "Il Divino"

THE HEWLETT PUBLIC LIBRARY,                                         1125 Broadway, Hewlett, NY                           Thursdays: January 21, February 11  &  March 11
at 11:00 AM

Thursday, Jan. 21 -

THE EARLY WORK: the artist's apprenticeship through his Colossus, David


Thursday, Feb. 11 -

THE MATURE MASTERWORKS: the Sistine Chapel and the Tomb of Julius II


Thursday, Mar. 11 -

THE ARTIST AFTER SIXTY: including the Campodoglio and the Dome of Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome



Dr. Raverty has taught courses in both Florence and Rome. Join him in these virtual visits to central Italy, the palaces, museums, churches, public squares and cool shady gardens. See how the revived philosophy of humanism and the new sense of scientific scrutiny informed the art of this period.


Hewlett-Woodmere Library website:


Norman Rockwell and Race
Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library
999 Old Country Road
Plainview, New York

Wednesday, March 3, 3:00 PM
(Online Zoom Presentation)

Norman Rockwell, Murder in Mississippi, 1965

Norman Rockwell is well known for his charming anectdotal illustrations for the Saturday Evening Post, but during the 1960s, moved by the Civil Rights Movement, he executed a series of works that have been described as Social Realist, in which he shows himself to be a master of the tragic sublime. These works will be compared with his earlier depictions of race, which tended to be more comical and sentimental.