Find out what the Walker Lecture Series has coming to Concord

Posted: 10/25/2022 5:00:31 PM

Modified: 25/10/2022 17:00:16

In the Walker tradition, all performances are free, with no tickets or reservations required. Programs begin at 7:30 p.m. at the City Auditorium on Prince Street in Concord. Here’s what’s to come:

Marlin Darrah: Turkey, Cradle of Civilization

Join the world’s most traveled filmmaker, Marlin Darrah, to explore Turkey’s 8,000-year history of art, architecture and archeology on October 26. Discover Turkey’s most intriguing, alluring and historic sights including idyllic Mediterranean beaches, spice markets, wool and silk rugs, a spectacular mountaintop Christian monastery and 10th-century frescoes, l ancient Silk Road, the alluring eastern trading town of Erzurum and the famous Mount Ararat, where Noah’s Ark is said to have come to rest. Marlin Darrah will be at the City Auditorium for questions and a conversation.

Frenemies: The Art World’s Biggest Rivalries

Jane Oneail will look at how some of the biggest artists in the world have competed and competed for commissions, sales and status on November 2. Learn about the rivalries between da Vinci and Michelangelo, Constable and Turner, and Matisse and Picasso, and decide who history has treated with the greatest kindness.

The Wyeths: An American Artistic Dynasty

The Wyeth family of artists are known for their dark realism and subtle storytelling. Also on this program on November 2, Jane Oneail will explore the style of painting and illustration established by NC Wyeth in the early 1900s and passed down and reinterpreted by her children, primarily Andrew Wyeth, and her grandson Jamie Wyeth.

Angela C. Hale