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Online Program

Online Lecture: The Artist’s Garden — Expressions of Love & Power

Program No. 24495RJ
Join us on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, at 3 p.m. (ET)/ 12 p.m. (PT) for a one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about gardens as they appear in art.
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At a Glance

The garden. It can be perceived as a small part of the world, or as a world onto itself — a microcosm full of life and a complete work of art in and of itself. From the colors of flowers and their sweet scent to birdsong and soft breezes, a garden appeals to all of our senses. In a state of continual transformation, it cannot be captured in a single instance. In this lecture series, we invite you on an imaginary stroll through gardens as they have been represented in art. You’ll be led through a creative landscape that covers many historic, religious and artistic periods. Although this lecture stands independently, you will find all three parts of the series enjoyable and informative. In part two, we begin in 15th century Italy and Northern Europe, where gardens were conceived as enchanted places of intimacy and secret retreats inspired by elegant literature, music and dance. Discover how this garden art sometimes became a show of pomp and spectacle, expressing a ruler’s total domination over nature. From there, explore 18th century gardens where the style of Versailles gave way to more natural designs inspired by landscape paintings of the countryside and writings of philosophers.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll and a reminder email one week, one day, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask questions to the instructor live using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted in the lecture description, all those who enroll in this program can attend the live event and will also receive a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within two weeks following the live event. This lecture is one in a series of three lectures on gardens in art. To attend the full series, please also enroll in "Online Lecture: The Artist’s Garden — Recreating Paradise" (#24494) and "Online Lecture: The Artist’s Garden — New Flowers & Great Changes" (#24496), at a cost of $25 per lecture.

Important registration tip:
If you want to attend the live lecture, please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.
If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.