Darrell West Speaks in Newport Tomorrow
Friday, January 07, 2011
A Toast to the Humanities
In the lecture, West will assess the post-election political landscape. This will be the sixth consecutive year West has opened the series, which continues on Saturdays through February 26 (weather permitting), now in its 84th year. Richard Hunt, Chair of the Winter Lecture Series Committee, calls the line-up, "a wonderful mix of politics, art, humor, history, architecture and music. Our speakers will sort out the webs in Washington DC, make us laugh about Rhode Island, paint a portrait of the Wyeth family, treat our ears with symphonic notes, describe tomorrow's Newport built upon a historic past, feel the pride of early Irish business titans, and artistically amaze with sketches antics of the chimps at Africa's Gombe Institute."
Other guest speakers this season include Michael Komanecky, Chief Curator of the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine; Francisco Noya, Resident Conductor of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra; John K. Grosvenor, CEO and founder of Newport Collaborative Architects, Inc.; and Dr. Soheyl Amini, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Salve Regina University, among others.
To go: Lectures begin at 2pm in the Museum's John Griswold House at 76 Bellevue Avenue in Newport and are followed by a reception. Cost: Museum members $10; non-members $15. Receive preferred seating by signing up for the entire series. For information call 848-8200, or visit www.NewportArtMuseum.org, or the Newport Art Museum page on Facebook.