Simon Schama

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 3:00pm
The Society of the Four Arts

The Power of Modern Art

A renowned art historian discusses seminal art works of the modern era and how they influenced our understanding of the meaning of art.

Simon Schama is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University and a Contributing Editor of the Financial Times. He is the author of 16 books and the writer- presenter of more than 40 documentaries on art, history and literature for the BBC. His art criticism for The New Yorker won the National Magazine Award for criticism in 1996. His Emmy-winning films include the 15-part series “A History of Britain,” “Rough Crossings” and the “Power of Art,” first broadcast in 2006. His other programs include “Murder at Harvard,” based on his novella “Dead Certainties: Unwarranted Speculation” a five-part series based on “Landscape and Memory” and a film on Tolstoy’s “War and Peace.” He also won acclaim for his documentary “The American Future: A History,” which aired at the time of the 2008 U.S. Presidential elections, and “The Story of the Jews” for the BBC (2013). 

Schama’s highly acclaimed books have been translated into 16 languages. He won the National Book Critics Circle Prize for non-fiction for “Landscape and Memory” (Harper Perennial, 1995); “Rembrandt’s Eyes” (Alfred A. Knopf, 1999); “Power of Art” (Bodley Head, 2006); and “Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution” (Vintage, 2005). He writes regularly for the Financial Times and The Guardian on American politics, music and art. He has taught at Cambridge (1966-76), Oxford (1976-1980) and Harvard (1980-1993). 

The Esther Elson Memorial Lecture. The Esther B. O’Keeffe Speaker Series features notable speakers from the fields of politics, culture and the media. Lectures take place January through March on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. Book signings, when offered, are held in the O’Keeffe Gallery Building following the lecture, and are available to the public at no charge.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 3:00pm · tickets · add to calendar 2018-03-20 15:00:00 2018-03-20 18:00:00 America/New_York Simon Schama The Society of the Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach, FL, 33480

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