LECTURE SERIES
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
“Home is Where the Art is: Connecting Creativity and Place,” 2017, four lectures, all-day seminar.
“Changing Ideals of Physical Beauty in Art,” 2017, four lectures, all-day seminar.
“Painting in the Sun: Artists in Southern France: Renoir, Van Gogh, Matisse, Chagall,” 2016, four lectures, all-day seminar.
The Glories of French Art and Architecture,” 2015, four lectures, all-day seminar.
“England’s Extraordinary Architecture,” 2014, four lectures, all-day seminar.
“Great Masters and their Masterpieces: Michelangelo, Rubens, Monet, and Van Gogh,” 2013, four lectures, all-day seminar.
“Non-Western Traditions: Comparison of the Arts of Africa, Asia, and the American Indian,” 2011, four lectures, all-day seminar.
"Masterpieces of Western Architecture, II: Renaissance through Modern," 2005, four lectures, all-day seminar.
"Masterpieces of Western Architecture, I: Ancient through Gothic," 2004, four lectures, all-day seminar.
"Early Castles of Belgium," 2000, four lectures, all-day seminar, followed by reception at home of Belgian
ambassador.
"Italy’s Extraordinary Architecture," 1999, four lectures, all-day seminar.
"The Art of Renaissance Italy: Grandeur and Genius," 1995, four lectures, all-day seminar.
"French Châteaux: Fortresses and Fantasies," 1994, four lectures, all-day seminar.
"Masterpieces of the Middle Ages: The Romanesque Realm," 1994, four lectures, all-day seminar.
"Quintessential Castles of Great Britain," 1993, four lectures, all-day seminar.
"Beauty and the Bizarre: The Paintings of Van Eyck, Bosch, Dürer, and Bruegel," 1992, four lectures, all-day seminar.
"Masterpieces of the Middle Ages: Gothic Grandeur," 1991, four lectures, all-day seminar.
"French Châteaux: Fortresses and Fantasies," 1989, four lectures, all-day seminar.
"The Medieval Menagerie: Animals in the Art of the Middle Ages," 1988.

The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, New York, NY
"Home is Where the Art is:Inside the Houses of the World’s Greatest Artists,” spring 2017, four lectures.
"Body Beautiful: Changing Ideals of Physical Beauty through the Centuries,” fall 2016, two lectures.
"Great American Masters: Homer, Cassatt. Tiffany, Calder, Pollock, Warhol,” 2015-16 season, six lectures.
"Architectural Masterpieces Lecture Series: Italy, France, England, and Contemporary Global Accomplishments,” spring 2015, four lectures.
“Great Masters and their Masterpieces: Botticelli, Goya, Rodin, Chagall,” fall 2014, four lectures.
“Great Masters and their Masterpieces: Raphael, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Frank Lloyd Wright, Frida Kahlo, spring 2014, four lectures.
“France’s Fascinating Art,” fall 2013, four lectures.
“Italy’s Extraordinary Art: From the Pantheon to St. Peter’s,” spring 2013, eight lectures.
“Encore! Four More! Great Painters and their Masterpieces: Michelangelo, Peter Paul Rubens, Claude Monet,  Georgia O’Keeffe,” spring 2012, four lectures.
“Great Painters and their Masterpieces: Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso,” fall 2011, four lectures.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
“Art History 201: Part  Six, Masterpieces of World Art, The 20th and Early 21st Centuries,” spring 2011, six lectures.
“Art History 201: Part  Five, Masterpieces of World Art, Era of Impressionism,” fall 2010, six lectures.
“Art History 201: Part  Four, Masterpieces of World Art, Baroque to Neoclassicism,” spring 2010, six lectures.
“Art History 201: Part Three, Masterpieces of World Art, The Renaissance,” fall 2009, six lectures.
“France and England:
Châteaux and Castles,” spring 2009, two lectures.
“Art History 201: Part Two, Masterpieces of World Art, The Middle Ages,” spring 2009, six lectures.
“Art History 201: Part One, Masterpieces of World Art, Prehistory – c.350 AD,” fall 2008, six lectures.
"Art History 101: Part Two, Renaissance to Today," spring 2008, six lectures.
"Art History 101: Part One, Prehistory through the Middle Ages," fall/winter 2007/08, six lectures.
“Great Museums: Vienna, Prague, Munich, Berlin," spring 2007, four lectures.

"Italian Genius: Renaissance Painters and Sculptors," spring 2007, eight lectures.
"Murals and Mosaics in Great Spaces," fall 2006, five lectures.
"Great Chinese Museums: Xi'an, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei," fall 2006, five lectures.
"Visiting Artists' Homes: Part Two, France," spring 2006, four lectures.
"Great European Museums: Vienna, Prague, Munich, Berlin," spring 2006, four lectures.
"Visiting Artists' Homes: Part One, Italy," fall 2005, four lectures.
"Murals and Mosaics in Great Spaces," fall 2005, seven lectures.
"Great Castles of Great Britain: From William the Conqueror to Elizabeth I," spring 2005, five lectures.
"Visiting Artists' Homes: Part Three, Germany, The Low Countries, and England," spring 2005, four lectures.
"Architecture: From Florence's Duomo to the Empire State Building," fall 2004, four lectures.
"Visiting Artists' Homes: Part Two, France," fall 2004, four lectures.
"Architecture: From Stonehenge to Notre-Dame," spring 2004, four lectures.

"Visiting Artists' Homes: Part One, Italy," spring 2004, four lectures.
"Sicily's Seductive Splendors," fall 2003, five lectures.
"Gothic Grandeur," fall 2003, nine lectures.
"Medieval and Renaissance Châteaux of France," spring 2003, five lectures.
"Sicily's Seductive Splendors," spring 2003, five lectures.
"Italian Genius: Renaissance Painters," fall 2002, five lectures.
"Masterpieces of Western Architecture," fall 2002, eight lectures.
"The Medieval Artist at Work: Materials, Methods, and Masterpieces," spring 2002, four lectures.
"The Romanesque Realm: Masterpieces of the Middle Ages," spring 2002, eight lectures.
"Italy's Amazing Architecture: From the Pantheon to Saint Peter's," fall 2001, four lectures.
"The Medieval Artist at Work: Materials, Methods, and Masterpieces," fall 2001, eight lectures.
"Art and Politics Through the Ages," spring 2001, four lectures.
"Italy's Amazing Architecture: From the Pantheon to Saint Peter’s," spring 2001, eight lectures.
"Art and Literature: The Renaissance," fall 2000, four lectures, with Robert DiYanni.
"Art and Politics Through the Ages," fall 2000, six lectures.
"Van Eyck, van der Weyden, Memling, Holbein," spring 2000, four lectures.
"Châteaux and Castles of the Renaissance: French Fantasies and English Extravaganzas," spring 2000, ten lectures.
"Art and Literature: One Thousand Years," fall 1999, four lectures, with Robert DiYanni.
"Medieval and Renaissance Castles of Belgium," fall 1999, five lectures.
"The Body Beautiful: Changing Ideals from Prehistory to the Present," spring 1999, four lectures.
"The Northern Renaissance: An Enchanted Era," spring 1999, eight lectures.
"Italian Genius: Early Renaissance Painters and Sculptors," fall 1998, five lectures.
"The Body Beautiful: Changing Ideals from Prehistory to the Present," fall 1998, six lectures.
"Masterpieces of the Middle Ages: The Romanesque Realm," spring 1998, three lectures.
"Gothic Grandeur," spring 1998, nine lectures.
"Bosch, Dürer, Bruegel," fall 1997, three lectures.
"Italian Genius: Renaissance Painters and Sculptors," fall 1997, eight lectures.

"Holy Terrors: Gargoyles on Medieval Buildings," spring 1997, four lectures.
"Masterpieces of the Middle Ages: The Romanesque Realm," spring 1997, eight lectures.
"Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo," fall 1996, three lectures.
"Italy’s Amazing Architecture: From the Pantheon to Saint Peter’s," fall 1996, eight lectures.
"Châteaux and Castles: Abridged," spring 1996, two lectures.
"Châteaux and Castles of the Renaissance: French Fantasies and English Extravaganzas," spring 1996, ten lectures.
"The Northern Renaissance: An Enchanted Era," fall 1995, eight lectures.
"Medieval Magnificence: The Opulent Arts," spring 1995, eight lectures.
"The Italian Renaissance: Glory and Grandeur," fall 1994, eight lectures.
"Great Gothic Cathedrals," spring 1994, eight lectures.
"Medieval Magnificence: Romanesque Masterpieces," fall 1993, six lectures.
"Great Castles of Great Britain: From William the Conqueror to Elizabeth I," spring 1993, five lectures.
"Noah’s Ark: The Medieval Menagerie," fall 1992, five lectures.
"In Pursuit of Perfection: The Art of Ancient Greece," spring 1992, seven lectures.
"The Renaissance of Northern European Painting," fall 1991, six lectures.
"Medieval and Renaissance Châteaux of France," spring 1991, five lectures (sign language interpreted).
"Italian Genius: Painters of  Renaissance Italy," fall 1990, six lectures.
"Romanesque Rendezvous," spring 1990, eight lectures.
"Great Gothic Cathedrals," fall 1989, eight lectures.
"Elegant Attire in the Middle Ages," spring 1989, ten lectures.
"Medieval and Renaissance Châteaux of France," fall 1988, five lectures.
"The Medieval Menagerie: Animals in the Art of the Middle Ages," spring 1988, five lectures.

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah, NY
"Hieronymus Bosch: Mesmerized by Monsters," 2003.
"Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, and Mantegna," 2002.
"Raphael: Renaissance Gentleman," 2001.
"Leonardo da Vinci: Art and Science Unite," 2000.
"Michelangelo," 1999.
"Medieval and Renaissance Art," 1990, ten lectures.
"Clothing the Court: Elegant Attire in the Late Middle Ages," 1989.
"Symbolism of Animal Imagery," 1988, for Caramoor's docent-training program.
"German Renaissance Sculpture at Caramoor," 1987.

Additionally, I have lectured at the Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL; College Endowment Association, Milwaukee, WI; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; College of Staten Island, NY; Church of Saint James, New York, NY; Greenwich Antiques Society, Greenwich, CT; Newark Cathedral, Newark, NJ; and elsewhere in the US and abroad.

LECTURE SERIES AND INDIVIDUAL LECTURES PRESENTED IN EUROPE AND ASIA
“Saint Petersburg and the Baltics,” Smithsonian Institution trip, 2017, four lectures.
“Essence of London,” Smithsonian Institution trip, 2017, three lectures.
“London to London,” Smithsonian Institution trip, Regent Seven Seas cruise, 2016, four lectures.
“Monte Carlo to Barcelona,” Smithsonian Institution trip, Regent Seven Seas cruise, 2016, four lectures.
“Waterways on France: A Cruise from Provence to Normandy,” Smithsonian Institution trip, 2016, several lectures.
“Southern France: From the Pyrenees to Provence and the Cote d’Azur,” Smithsonian Institution trip, fall 2015, four lectures.
“Paris: City of Light,” Smithsonian Institution trip, spring 2015, four lectures.
“Highlights of Italy,” Smithsonian Institution trip, spring 2015, four lectures.
“Cruising the Rivieras of Italy, France, and Spain,” Smithsonian Institution trip, fall 2014, two lectures.
“France through the Ages,” Smithsonian Institution trip, spring 2014, four lectures.
“Extreme Architecture: Global Ambitions and Accomplishments,” guest lecturer (with translator) at Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia, fall 2012.
“Frank Lloyd Wright: Genius of 20th-Century American Architecture,” Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, 2012.
“Medieval Mischief: Wit and Humor in the Art of the Middle Ages,” European University, St. Petersburg, Russia,   2012.
“Danube Waltz: From Passau to Budapest,” Smithsonian Institution trip, 2012, three lectures.
“In the Land of the Tsars: Russian Winter Arts,” Metropolitan Museum of Art trip, 2011-12, three lectures.
“Dutch and Flemish Landscapes: The Netherlands and Belgium,” Metropolitan Museum of Art trip, 2010, three lectures.
“China: Horizons Along the Yangtze River," Metropolitan Museum of Art trip, 2007, four lectures.
"Ancient Towns and Adriatic Shores: Venice to Malta," Metropolitan Museum of Art trip, 2006, four lectures.
"Cruise Italy and the Dalmatian Coast," Pace University, President and alumni trip, 2006, four lectures.
"Art and Literature in Early England," Honors travel course, Pace University, 2005, many lectures.
"Princes and Palaces: Masterpieces of Northern Italy," Metropolitan Museum of Art trip, 2003, four lectures.
"Rivers of Spain and France," Metropolitan Museum of Art trip, 1998, four lectures.
"French Art and Literature," Honors travel course, Pace University, 1998, many lectures.
"Tour of Paris, the Medieval and the Modern," Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts trip, 1988, ten lectures.

GALLERY TALKS

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Since 1987: "Italian Primitives: 13th- and 14th-Century Panel Painting," "Materials and Techniques of Medieval Art," "Lives and Legends of the Saints in Medieval Art," "Highlights of the Medieval Collection," "Elegant Attire: Costume in the Middle Ages,"
"Medieval Tapestries,"
"The Virgin Mary in Medieval Art,"
"Beasts and the Medieval Imagination"
"Masterpieces of Roman Wall-Painting from the First Century B.C.,"
"Ancient Greek Vase Painting,"
"Antique Anatomy: Greek and Roman Sculpture,"
"The Bastis Collection of Antiquities."

The Cloisters, New York, NY
Since 1986: Private tours auctioned off to benefit Adopt-a-Dog; 2016, 2015, 2014, to benefit United Way, 2004, 2003, 2002. "Highlights of the Collection" (in English and French), "Images of Nature in Medieval Art," "The Cloister from Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa," "The Unicorn Tapestries," "The Lion: King of Beasts," "Elegant Attire: Costume in the Middle Ages," "Ecclesiastical Vestments," "Beasts and the Medieval Imagination," "The Age of Chivalry," "The Four Cloisters of The Cloisters," "Changing Images of the Virgin Mary in Medieval Art.
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