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Art Lectures with Jacqueline Hahn

Learn more about the great masters and their artwork in the monthly Beyond the Canvas art lectures presented by art professor Jacqueline Hahn. These special programs are funded by the Friends of the Library and filmed by NBTV. Streaming video can be found by using the links below or visiting the City of Newport Beach website NBTV listings.

GuggenheimPeggy Guggenheim

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 7 p.m., Central Library Friends Room
Learn about this American art collector, bohemian and socialite, who went on to establish the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.  

10steinGertrude Stein

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 7 p.m., Central Library Friends Room
Find out about the American novelist, poet, playwright and art collector who was at the center of the modernism movement in Paris in the early 1900s.

Brancusi sculptureConstantin Brâncuşi

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 7 p.m., Central Library Friends Room
Considered a pioneer of modernism, Romanian artist Brâncuși is called the patriarch of modern sculpture.

Dali clockSurrealism: Salvador Dalí

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 7 p.m., Central Library Friends Room
The Spanish surrealist's artistic repertoire included film, sculpture, and photography. He was best known for the striking and bizarre images in his work.

Ernst paintingSurrealism: Max Ernst

Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 7 p.m., Central Library Friends Room
A prolific artist, this German painter was a primary pioneer of the Dada movement and Surrealism.

TanguySurrealism: Yves Tanguy

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 7 p.m., Central Library Friends Room
Explore the art of the French painter who was introduced into the circle of surrealist artists around André Breton in the 1920s.

04miroSurrealism: Joan Miró

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 7 p.m., Central Library Friends Room
Earning international acclaim, his work has been interpreted as a sandbox for the subconscious mind and a re-creation of the childlike.


Surrealism: Man Ray

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 7 p.m., Central Library Friends Room
Find out more about the visual artist who spent most of his career in France and was a significant contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements.


If you missed the spring 2017 lecture series, you can watch the broadcast online:

Cubism: February 1, NBTV Video

Georges Braque: March 1, NBTV video

Wassily Kandinsky: March 29, NBTV video

Marcel Duchamp: April 26, NBTV video

René Magritte: May 24, NBTV video

Beyond the Canvas lectures at the Central Library are free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served, limited by room capacity of 200.  Funding is graciously donated by the Friends of the Library.