Join Susan Slater-Tanner for an exploration and investigation into the enigmatic and ethereal painting, Woman in Gold, as well as the painter, Gustav Klimt. Examine the social and political context of 1907 Vienna, a brief history of the Klimt's training, artistic circle and connection to the sitter, the technique and materials that come together to create this remarkable shimmering portrait and conclude with a discussion surrounding the controversy of the painting's rightful ownership.
Our lives are enhanced AND interrupted by telephones - a fact that's been true for almost a century. However, in the last decade, we've seen smartphones become a constant companion in our lives - adding internet connectivity to traditional phone calling. On a smartphone you can accomplish communication in a multitude of ways, and facilitate everything from GPS driving directions to sending photos you've just taken. A smartphone is a versatile computer.
Join us for a screening of Woman In Gold, the remarkable true story of one woman's journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt's famous painting Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I.
Maria Konnikova’s “Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes” may not make you a master detective, as the publisher notes, but it will teach you how to “observe, not merely see,” a prerequisite to thinking like the great man...If deduction and synthesis are a challenge, learning to observe may be even harder. Ms. Konnikova, a science writer based in New York, distinguishes between the Watson system (the natural tendency to believe what we see and hear) and the Holmes system.