Art Presentations by Wendy Evans

 

 

TALKS GIVEN AT MAJOR INSTITUTIONS

(see BIO for employment history including full semester college classes)

Adult Learning Institute, Oakland Community College, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

2017

Art Controversies: Old and New

2016

The Art of Flowers

British Accents

2015

The Three Ms who Changed French Art: Manet, Monet and Matisse

Picturing America

2014

Downton Abbey and other Treasure Houses of Britain

Art in the City - Madrid

Art in the City - London

2013

Expressionism:  The Assertive Art - 3 part series

Saints and Sinners

2012

Picturing America

Magical Multiples - The Art of the Print

2011

Art in the City - Chicago

2010

Century of Change:  Art and Ideas in Eighteenth-Century France

Art in the Third Reich

2009

Impressionism: The Art of Seeing

Art Controversies: Old and New

2008

Diego Rivera and his Murals

Monet to Dali

2007

Painters of Urban Life: The Ashcan School

2006

Triumph and Tragedy: Camille Claudel and Auguste Rodin

English Accents

2005

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - Speakers Forum Lecture

2003

The Magnificent Medici - series of 4 Speakers Forum Lectures

Seeing Red - Speakers Forum Lecture

2002

A Dance around Degas - series of 4 Speakers Forum Lectures

2001

Seeing More in Art - series of 4 Speakers Forum Lectures

2000

Renaissance and Baroque Art - series of 2 Speakers Forum Lectures

All Seasons, Birmingham

2017

The DIA: Modern and Contemporary Collection

Detroit Architecture: Sacred Spaces

Norman Rockwell: Ameria's Storyteller

Art Controversies: Old and New

The Detroit Institute of Arts: The European Collection

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: A Passionate Couple

Washington DC: City for  Art Lovers

2016

The Art of Flowers

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Women in Art

New No Longer: The Shocking Art of the 20th Century

Detroit Architecture: Old and New 

Picturing America

Looking at Art with the Eyes of an Artist

Annie Leibovitz: Capturing Celebrity

The Real Downton Abbey and Other Treasure Houses of Britain

Chicago: City for Art Lovers

2015

London: City for Art Lovers

The DIA: Rise of a Cultural Treasure

All Seasons, Rochester

2015

London: City for Art Lovers

All Seasons, West Bloomfield

2017

Experiencing the Spiritual through Art

American Impressionism

Looking at Art with the Eyes of an Artist

2016

Picturing America

The Art of Flowers

Art in the Third Reich

Detroit Architecture: Old and New

Annie Leibovitz: Capturing Celebrity

2015

Impressionism: The Art of Seeing - 3 sessions  

2013

Treasure Houses of England  

Alliance Francaise de Grosse Pointe

2014

Century of Change: Art and Ideas of 18th Century France

2010

Vive la France! Vive la Revolution!

American Association of University Women: Birmingham Branch

2016

The Real Downton Abbey and Other Treasure Houses of Britain

2013

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Women in Art

2012

American Impressionists

2010

Artists of the 1950s: Abstract Expressionists

Ashcan Artists

American Association of University Women: Northville

2016

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Women in Art

American Association of University Women: Rochester

2017

The Real Downton Abbey and Other Treasure Houses of Britain

Anhui Sanlian University, Hefei, Anhui Province, China

2012

American Art Tells America's Story

     

 

Baldwin Public Library, Birmingham

2016

Capturing Celebrity: Annie Leibovitz

Birmingham Area Panhellenic Alumnae Association

2014

Picturing America

2013

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: Women in Art

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center

2009

Art in the City - LONDON

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Women in Art

Art Controversies: Old and New

Diego Rivera and his Murals

2008

Monet to Dali

Painters of Urban Life: The Ashcan School

Vive la France! Vive la Revolution!

2007

Happy Birthday Rembrandt!

2006

Magical Multiples - 3 part series of 1 1/2 hour classes

Annie Leibovitz: Capturing Celebrity

2005

Triumph and Tragedy: Camille Claudel and Auguste Rodin 

Seeing Red: Color in Art

Sensuous Poetry: Art of 16th Century Venice

2004

From the Salon to the Saloon: The Revolution against Tradition - 5 lecture series

Birmingham Community House

2017

Great Museums Series: The Musee d'Orsay, Paris; Metropolitan Museum, NY; Uffizi Gallery, Florence - 3 part series of 2 hour classes

Telling a Story: The Art of Illustration - 3 part series of 2 hour classes 
Introduction to Illustration; Norman Rockwell: America's Storyteller; Children's Book Illustrations

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Women in Art - 3 part series of 2 hour classes How male artists over the centuries have portrayed women; The sturggle of women to become artists from 15th though 19th centuries; Twentieth century women artists get to speak for themselves

2016

Architecture in Detroit and Beyond - 3 part series: Architecture in Detroit, Detroit churches, Albert Kahn

Art in Times of Conflict: The Reformation and Counter-Reformation

Art and Ideas of the Ancient World - 4 week series: Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome

2015

Cities for Art Lovers: London, Chicago, Madrid, Toledo - 4 two-hour classes

The Detroit Institute of Arts - 3 week series: History of the DIA, The European Collection, The American Collection

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera - tied to exhibition at DIA

The Golden Age of Dutch Art - 3 week series

2014

Magical Multiples: The Art of the Print - 3 week series

Capital Cities for Art Lovers: Washington DC, Berlin, Rome - 3 week series

Art and Controversy through the Ages - 3 week series of 2-hour classes

Life, Art, Passion:  Artist Couples - 3 week series of 2-hour classes

2013

New No Longer: The Shocking Art of the 20th Century - 3 part series

Stars of the Seventeenth Century: Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Bernini - 3 week series

Expressionism: The Assertive Art - series of 3 weekly 2-hour classes

British Accents - series of 3 weekly 2-hour classes

2012

Devotion, Detail, and Discovery: The Mesmerizing Art of Northern Europe - 3 week

Diego Rivera and his Murals

Picturing America - series of 3 weekly 2-hour classes

2011

The 3 Ms who Changed French Art: Manet, Monet and Matisse - 3 classes

Post-Impressionism: French Art 1886-1905 - 3 class series

Art in the City - CHICAGO

Impressionism: The Art of Seeing - series of 3 weekly classes

2010

Titans of the Renaissance - Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael - 3 weeks

Magical Multiples  - series of 3 weekly 2-hour classes

Art in the City - LONDON

Art in the City - MADRID

2009

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Women in Art - 3 class series

Birmingham Next

2016

Detroit Architecture: Old and New  

2015

Downton Abbey and other Treasure Houses of Britain  

Birmingham Unitarian Church

2014

Experiencing the Spiritual Through Art  - Sunday homily  

Bloomfield Hills Public Library

2017

The Art of Flowers

Bloomfield Hills Senior Center

2016

Art and Ideas of the Ancient World

The Real Downton Abbey and Other Stately Homes of Britain  

2015

Magical Multiples: The Art of the Print  

Cedarbrook Senior Living of Bloomfield Hills

2017

Detroit Architecture: Sacred Spaces  

2016

Detroit Architecture: Old and New  

Charlevoix Public Library, Charlevoix, MI

2007

Vive la France! Vive la Revolution! - first annual Heise Lecture

Clawson Senior Center

2012

Impressionism

Reawaken to the Renaissance

How to Look at Art 

Country Club of Detroit

2017

Annie Leibovitz: Capturing Celebrity  

2016

The Art of Flowers  

2015

The Real Downton Abbey and other Treasure Houses of Britain  

Crooked Tree Art Center Petosky, MI

2009 

An American Century: Art from the Collection of Jane and Richard Manoogian

2006 

Precedents to Plein Air: Nature Naturally - Coffee at Ten Program 

Detroit Institute of Arts

2016

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Women in Art - to DIA Gallery Information volunteers

2015

Rise of a Cultural Treasure: A History of the DIA - to DIA Museum Shop volunteers

2013

Rise of a Cultural Treasure: A History of the DIA - lecture for DIA volunteers

2012

Lecture series on Ancient Middle East, Egypt, Greece, and Rome

2011

Rise of a Cultural Treasure: A History of the DIA - lecture for DIA IP volunteers

Art in the 3rd Reich - lecture for Information Program Volunteer Associates

2008

European Art of the 18th Century

2007

Lecture series on Ancient Middle East, Egypt, Greece, and Rome

European Art of the 18th Century

2006

Lectures on Ancient Middle East, Egypt, Greece, and Rome

2003-2006

Instructor for History of Art Course, Paleolithic through 20th Century

2002

Sense and Sensibility:The Enlightenment, Neoclassicism and Romanticism, 1740-1850

2001

Early 20th Century Art

2000-2001

Lectures on Baroque and Rococo Art

1994-2000

Instructor for History of Art Course, Paleolithic through 20th Century

Downriver Council for the Arts

2017

Detroit Architecture: Old and New

Farmington Area Association of Retired School Personel

2017

The Good, the Band and the Ugly: Women in Art 

Farmington Art Foundation

2017

Albert Kahn: Factories, Temples and More

2016

Magical Multiples: The Art of the Print

2015

Life, Art, Passion : Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera 

The Sensational Seventeenth Century: Baroque Art 

Farmington Garden Club

2017

The Art of Flowers

Farmington Hills Emboidery Guild of America

2015

Skins, Skeins, and Stitches : Fabric Art through the Ages 

Farmington Hills Senior Services

2017

Flowers in Art 

Detroit Architecture: Old and New

Fox Run, Novi 

2017

Detroit Architecture: Sacred Spaces -Center for Continuous Learning

Annie Leibovitz: Capturing Celebrity - Y.O.U. 

2016

Marc Chagall: Fairy Tales, Passion, and Wonder - Center for Continuous Learning 

2015

Art in the City: London - Center for Continuous Learning

Growth of a Cultural Treasure: History of the Detroit Institute of Arts - 
Eve Boicourt Commemorative Lecture, Center for Continuous Learning  

2014

L'Chaim: Jewish Artists  - Shalom Group

Art Controversies Through the Ages - 3 week series of 1 1/2 hour classes

Growth of a Cultural Treasure: History of the Detroit Institute of Arts - 
Eve Boicourt Commemorative Lecture, Center for Continuous Learning  

2013

Picturing America - Center for Continuous Learning program  

2012

Diego Rivera's Murals in Mexico, Detroit and New York

2011

Diego Rivera: The "Detroit Industry" Murals 

Life, Art, Passion: Artist Couples - 3 part series

2009

The New Detroit Institute of Arts

2007

Art of the 20th Century - 3 part series of 1 1/2 hour classes

How to Look at Art

 Franklin Hills Country Club (The Cultural Season)

2017

Ben Shahn: Artist and Activist  

2016

Annie Leibovitz: Capturing Celebrity  

2015

Life, Art, Passion: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera  

2014

The Barnes Collection: An Extraordinary Museum  

2013

Treasure Houses of England  

2012

Art in the City:  Chicago

Holocaust Memorial Center,  Farmington Hills

2011

The Third Reich and Degenerate Art

Institute for Retired Professionals, Jewish Community Center

2013 

How to look at Art with the Eyes of an Artist

2009 

The Detroit Institute of Arts - Let Yourself Go

2007 

Happy Birthday Rembrandt!

2006

Triumph and Tragedy: Camille Claudel and Auguste Rodin - Inaugural lecture for Spring Mini Series sponsored by Maida Portnoy

Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit - Active Adults

2017

The Golden Age of Dutch Art

Detroit Institute of Arts: The American Collection

Washington DC: City for Art Lovers

Art Controversies: Old and New 

Art as Propaganda in Nazi Germany

The Detroit Institute of Arts: European Collection

Marc Chagall: Fairy Tales, Passion, and Wonder

Detroit Architecture: Old and New

2016

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Women in Art

The Detroit Institute of Arts: Rise of a Cultural Treasure

Ben Shahn: Artist and Activist

Mesopotamia: Cradle of Civilization - Active Adults 

How to Look at Art with the Eyes of an Artist - Active Adults 

Annie Leibovitz: Capturing Celebrity - Active Adults 

Albert Kahn: Temples, Factories, and More - Active Adults 

Albert C. Barnes: Art Collector Extraordinaire - Active Adults 

Chicago: City for Art Lovers - Active Adults 

2015

London: City for Art Lovers - Active Adults

The Art of Flowers - Active Adults

Marc Chagall and the Jewish School of Paris - Active Adults

Rembrandt and the Jews of Amsterdam - Active Adults

Post-Impressionism: Art in late 19th century France - Active Adults

Above Rubies: Jewish Women Artists - Active Adults 

Life, Art, Passion: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera - Active Adults 

Magical Multiples: The Art of the Print - Active Adults at West Bloomfield 

2014

Impressionism: The Art of Seeing - Active Adults at West Bloomfield 

Picturing America - Active Adults at West Bloomfield and Oak Park

L'Chaim: Jewish Artists - Active Adults 

Diego Rivera and his Murals - Active Adults 

English Accents - Active Adults 

The Real Downton Abbey and other Treasure Houses of Britain - Active Adults 

2013

How to Look at Art with the Eyes of an Artist - Active Adult Program

2009

The Nazi Use of Art as Propaganda - Stephen Gottlieb Festival of the Arts lecture presented by the Holocaust Memorial Center

Junior League of Detroit

2016

The Real Downton Abbey and other Treasure Houses of Britain

Knollwood Country Club

2012

How to Look at Art

Lakeshore Garden Club, Lexington

2015

The Art of Flowers

Limmud Michigan

2017

The Nazi Use of Art as Propaganda  

Madonna University Continuing Education

2011

Diego Rivera and his Murals

A Tribute to Georgia O'Keeffe

Triumph and Tragedy:  The Art of Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel

 

 

 

Macomb Center for the Performing Arts

2015

The Real Downton Abbey - preview party presentation 

Macomb Community College - Macomb Multinational International Initiatives

2016

Mesopotamia: Cradle of Civilization

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Women in Art 

Meadowbrook Women 

2016

Frida Kahlo: A Life of Pain, Passion and Art

National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Detroit Section

2016

Above Rubies: Jewish Women Artists 

2014

The The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Women in Art 

Older Persons Commission, Rochester

2017

Art Contoversies: Old and New

Flowers in Art 

Detroit Architecture: Old and New

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Annie Leibovitz: Capturing Celebrity 

2016

Looking at Art

London: City for Art Lovers

The Real Downton Abbey and other Treasure Houses of Britain 

2011

Picturing America 

Optimist Club

2011

Impressionism: The Art of Seeing 

Palette and Brush Club

2012

English Accents

2010

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Women in Art

Rochester Hills Public Library

2017

A Passionate Couple: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

Samaritas Bloomfield Hills

2017

Detroit Institute of Arts: Growth of a Cultural Treasure

Detroit Architecture: Sacred Spaces

The Real Downton Abbey and other Treasure Houses of Britain 

2016

Detroit Architecture: Old and New  

Sanilac County Historical Museum

2005

Visions of Egyptian Art - lecture as museum fundraiser

Schoolcraft College Continuing Education

2017

The Real Downton Abbey and other Treasure Houses of Britain - Dine and Discover 

Shaarey Zedec: Berman Center for Jewish Education

2017

 Protesting Injustice: The Art of Ben Shahn 

 Above Rubies: Jewish Women Artists 

 L'Chaim: Introduction to Jewish Artists 

SOAR McComb

2017

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Women in Art

2016

Looking at Art with the Eyes of an Artist

Detroit Architecture: Old and New

2015

The Real Downton Abbey and other Treasure Houses of Britain 

SOAR  Society of Active Retirees, Wayne State University, Oakland Campus

2017

Inpressionism: The Art of Seeing 

2016

Looking at Art with the Eyes of an Artist

Detroit Architecture: Old and New

2015

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Unhealed Wounds: The Art of World War I

2014

Picturing America

Art and Controversies Old and New

2013

Diego Rivera and his Murals 

2012

Art in the City:  (1) London, (2) Madrid, (3) Chicago - 3 week series of 2-hour classes

Life, Art, Passion:  Artist Couples - 3 week series of 2-hour classes

David to Delacroix: Art During the Period of the French Revolution

2011

Stars of the Seventeenth Century: Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Bernini - 3 week series

The 3 Ms who Changed French Painting: Manet, Monet and Matisse - 3  2-hour classes

2010

New No Longer: The Shocking Art of the 20th Century - 3 weekly 2-hour classes

Post Impressionism:  Art in Late 19th-century France- 3 week series

2009

Expressionism: The Assertive Art - series of 3 weekly 2-hour classes

Good, Bad, and Ugly:  Women in Art - series of 3 weekly 2-hour classes

2008

Titans of the Renaissance - Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael - 3 week series 

Diego Rivera and his Murals

2007

Magical Multiples -series of 3 weekly 2-hour classes

Opening Doors, Opening Eyes,: American Art 1875-1955 - three 2-hour classes

2006 

Impressionism: The Art of Seeing - series of 3 weekly 2-hour classes

Art of the Renaissance and Baroque - series of 3 weekly 2-hour classes

Sterling Heights Public Library

2009

Picturing America

Temple Beth El Sisterhood

2005

 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Women in Art -tour in Detroit Institute of Arts

Temple Emanu-El 

2017

  L'Chaim: Introduction to Jewish Artists -Spring Festival presentation

Tikva Hadassah

2011

 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Women in Art 

Village Club, Bloomfield Hills

2017

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Women in Art

Annie Leibovitz: Capturing Celebrity

Detroit Institute of Art: Modern and Contemporary Collections

2016

Albert Kahn: Temples, Factories, and More

Mesopotamia: Cradle of Civilization

New No Longer: The Shocking Art of the 20th Century

Detroit Architecture: Sacred Places

The Art of Flowers

2015

Detroit Architecture: Old and New

The Real Downton Abbey and other Treasure Houses of Britain - Village Club members dinner talk

The Golden Age of Dutch Art

The Toledo Museum of Art

Art in the City -  Chicago

Life, Art , Passion: Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo

Magical Multiples: A History of the Print

2014

Major Museums: 
Metropolitan Museum, The Tate, Louvre -
series of 3 weekly 1 1/2-hour classes

American Collectors of Art and Their Treasure - series of 3 weekly 1 1/2-hour classes on Duncan Phillip, Alfred Barnes and Richard Manoogian

2013

The Detroit Institute of Arts -  
History of the DIA
week 1
The European Collection
week 2
The American Collection
week 3 

Life, Art, Passion:  Artist Couples - series of 3 weekly 1 1/2-hour classes

2012

The French Revolution: Art  and Ideas - series of 3 weekly 1 1/2-hour classes

Stars of the Seventeenth Century: Rembrandt, Caravaggio and Bernini - 3 weeks 

2011

Titans of the Renaissance - Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael - 3 week series

Post Impressionism: French Art 1885-1905- 3 weekly 1 1/2-hour classes

2010

Expressionism: The Assertive Art - series of 3 weekly 1 1/2-hour classes

Titans of the Renaissance - Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael - 3 classes

Impressionism: The Art of Seeing - series of 3 weekly classes

2009

Art in the City -  Madrid

The Art of Ancient Greece

Art in the Third Reich

Art in the City -  London

The Sensational Seventeenth Century

How to Look at Art

2008

Monet to Dali

Art of the Renaissance

Opening Doors, Opening Eyes: American Art 1875-1955 - 3 weekly classes

2007

Vive la France! Vive la Revolution!

Century of Change: The Art and Ideas of 18th Century France

2006

Saints and Sinners

Magical Multiples: The Art of the Print

Annie Leibovitz: Capturing Celebrity

The Rivera Murals: Detroit Industry

2005

Triumph and Tragedy: Camille Claudel and Auguste Rodin 

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

English Accents

2004

From the Salon to the Saloon: The Revolution against Tradition - 4 lecture series

Waterford Parks and Recreation 50+ Center     

2012

How to Look at Art

Picturing America

West Bloomfield Public Library

2015

Book Discussion: Heyden Herrera: Frida:A Biography of Frida Kahlo

  Women of Bloomfield 

2016

The Real Downton Abbey 

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The ultimate justification of the work of art is
to help the spectator to become a work of art himself.

 

Bernard Berenson