European Art Series – Virtual Event

European Art Series

Sacred Symbols and Devilish Details: Northern Renaissance Painting from Campin to Bosch

Sunday, February 5, 2023

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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Jan van Eyck
The Arnolfini Portrait 1434
Oil on oak, 82.2 x 60 cm
Bought, 1842 NG186

Join us for the second of a four-part monthly art history series with Jane of Culturally Curious!

Artists of the Northern Renaissance used single-hair paint brushes to capture astonishingly tiny details in their paintings. Explore these awe-inspiring additions and their symbolic significance in high resolution and decode the meaning of religious and secular works from the period.

Jane Oneail (pronounced OH-neel) is the founder of Culturally Curious, an arts education consulting firm specializing in art appreciation programs. She curates and delivers programs throughout New England and beyond. Oneail holds a master’s in Art History from Boston University and a master’s in Education from Harvard University.

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Want to do your own exploring of art related to artists covered in the European Art Series programs? Check out some related titles which are available at the Melrose Public Library.

This program is made possible by a collaboration of several Massachusetts libraries.


European Art Series

Parisian Cafes and Impressionist Painting

Sunday, March 5, 2023

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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Auguste Renoir
Au café, c. 1877
Oil on canvas 35,7 x 27,5 cm
KM 104.427

Join us for the third of a four-part monthly art history series with Jane of Culturally Curious!

Impressionist artists are celebrated for their beautiful depictions of nature, but they also frequented the cafes, bars and nightclubs of Paris and captured modern life in their works. This program will explore images by Monet, Renoir, Degas and others and consider how the hub of activity in Parisian cafes inspired some of the world’s most famous artists.

Want to do your own exploring of art related to artists covered in the European Art Series programs? Check out some related titles which are available at the Melrose Public Library.

This program is made possible by a collaboration of several Massachusetts libraries.


European Art Series

The Surreal World of Rene Magritte

Sunday, April 16, 2023

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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René Magritte
The Son of Man (1964)
Oil on canvas painting
From a private collection.

Join us for the final of a four-part monthly art history series with Jane of Culturally Curious!

Rene Magritte’s work delighted and fascinated audiences long before Paul Simon’s famous song. This program will focus on the life and influences of the Belgian Surrealist painter whose paintings are both familiar and confounding. Discover the ways his work relates to contemporaries like Salvador Dali and learn how art historians interpret his mysterious paintings.

Jane Oneail (pronounced OH-neel) is the founder of Culturally Curious, an arts education consulting firm specializing in art appreciation programs. She curates and delivers programs throughout New England and beyond. Oneail holds a master’s in Art History from Boston University and a master’s in Education from Harvard University.

Want to do your own exploring of art related to artists covered in the European Art Series programs? Check out some related titles which are available at the Melrose Public Library.

This program is made possible by a collaboration of several Massachusetts libraries.