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Society of the Four Arts O'Keeffe Lecture Series

The Esther B. O'Keeffe Speaker Serives features notable speakers from the fields of politics, culture and the media. All lectures take place at Tuesdays at 3:00 pm from January through March.

Members must present a membership card for entry. Membership cards admit two. Non-member tickets can be purchased at the door for $35. Tickets go on sale one hour before the lecture. Cash, checks and major credit cards are accepted.

Book signings are held at the Four Arts Kings Library and are open to the public at no charge. 

 

Location:   The Society of the Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach, FL

Reservations: (561) 805-8562 or Website

 


 November 30, 2015

Dan Rizzie with Bruce Helander, A Cocktail Conversation

Spend an evening a conversation with art critic Bruce Helander and celebrated artist Dan Rizzie regarding his new eponymous book. Dan Rizzie is internationally acclaimed for his paintings, collages, and prints that draw inspiration from sources as diverse as 20th century modernism, the geometry of cubism and minimalism, 19th century English botanical illustrations, and the floral and geometic forms of traditional Indian and Eqyptian art. 

Dan Rizzie is an artist with a seemingly endless capacity to absorb visual inforamtion and transform it into a unique iconography of the natural world. 

 

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cost: No Charge, Reservaton Required

Location:  Four Arts Hall, Dixon Education Building, 240 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach 

 

 

December 1, 2015

The Catastrophe and Triumph of Wagner's Tannhauser with Jim Holman
   
In 1861, the greatest scandal in music history tarnished Wagner's Tannhauser, at the Paris Opera. After the debacal, Wagner's revised music provided a historic breakthrough and transcendent revenge. Delve into this remarkable work with noted Wagnerian scholar Jim Holman, in a special presentation from The Society of the Four Arts and the Wagner Society of Palm Beach.

 

Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Cost:  $10.00

Location:  Four Arts Hall, Dixon Education Building, 240 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach 

 

 

 January 5, 2016

Charlie Cook: The 2016 Election Outlook

Founder, publisher and editor of the Cook Political report, The New York Times has called Charlie Cook "...one of the best political handicappers in the nation." The Cook Report, independent and non-partisan, has been published since 1984, analyzing elections and camagnes for president, house of representatives, senate, governors and state legislatures. With his encyclopedic knowledge, memorable stooories, quick wit and meaningful insights, his owrk foruces on the broad implications of the latest election results.

 

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cost:  Free for members, $35.00 for Non-Members at the door

Location:  The Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach

 

 

 January 12, 2016

A.E. Dick Howard: Magna Carta: 800 Years after Runnymede

Widely recognized as an expert in constitutional law and noted authority on Magna Carta, Howard is the White Burkett Miller Professor of Law and public Policy Affairs at the University of Virginia School of Law. The 800th anniversary is not so much about celebrating the Magna Carta's orgins as it is about explaining how and why the Charter survived and what its legacy is for our time.

 

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cost:  Free for members, $35.00 for Non-Members at the door

Location:  The Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach

 

 

January 19, 2016

Akbar Ahmed: Islam and the West 

An anthropologist by training, Ahmed holds the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at the American University in Washington, D.C. A prolific author, his books include The Thistle and the Drone: How America's War on terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam. 

 

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cost:  Free for members, $35.00 for Non-Members at the door

Location:  The Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach

 

 

 January 26, 2016

Catherine Hill: Economic Challenges facing Private Higher Education

The 10th President of Vassar College, Hill is an experienced administrator and a noted economist whose work focuses on higher education affordability and access. A graduate of Williams College, Hill has degrees from Oxford University and a Ph.D in economics from Yale University.

 

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cost:  Free for members, $35.00 for Non-Members at the door

Location:  The Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach

 

 

 February 2, 2016

Kathleen Parker: Politics, Culture and Contempory Issues

Kathleen Parker is a columnist for the Wasinton Post, writing twice weekly on politics and culture. She is the most widely synidcated columnist in the country appearing in more than 500 papers. She is a politcal analyst for MSNBC. Her book, Save the Males: Why Men Matter and Why Women Should Care, was published by Random House in 2008.

 

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cost:  Free for members, $35.00 for Non-Members at the door

Location:  The Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach

 

 

 February 9, 2016

Louis Menand: Pollock and Politics, Whate Are We Looking At

The Robert M. and Anne T. Bass Professor of English and American Literature and Language at Harvard University, Menand is widely considered to be the foremost modern schlar of American studies. His most famous work, The Metaphysical Club, is a detailed history of American intellectual and philosophical life in the 19th nd 20th centuries. It recieved the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for history. His professional commitment to both academia and writing is a rare combination. 

 

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cost:  Free for members, $35.00 for Non-Members at the door

Location:  The Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach

 

 

 Feburary 16, 2016

Marlene Strauss: The Clark Brothers of Coopertown

One of The Four Arts patrons as the The Four Arts Society's Resident Art Historian, Marlene Strauss is a renouned interpreter of art and artists for audiences of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. She will tell the story of Sterling and Steohen Clark, heirs to the Singer sewing machine fortune, who amassed to of the most important art collections of the 20th century.

 

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cost:  Free for members, $35.00 for Non-Members at the door

Location:  The Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach

 

 

February 23, 2016

Thomas Campbell:Art, Audience, Excellence, Thoughts on the Future of the Furture of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Since becoming the ninth director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2009, Thomas Campbell has pursued an agenda that focuses on scholarship and acessibility. These priorities maintain the museum's excellence in it's exhibitions, acquisitions and permanent collections, while encouraging new thinking about visitor experience.

 

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cost:  Free for members, $35.00 for Non-Members at the door

Location:  The Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach

 

 

March 1, 2016

Louis Rene Beres: Isreal's Nuclear Strategy and U.S. Security

Born in Zurich, Switzerland, Beres earned a B.A. from Queens College and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University. He has written ten books and severval hundred scholarly articles and monographs, and lectures widely on terrorism, strategy and international law. An expert on nuclear war and nuclear terrorism, he is closely involved with Isreali security issues at the highest levels.

 

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cost:  Free for members, $35.00 for Non-Members at the door

Location:  The Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach

 

 

 March 8, 2016

Michael Hayden: A Troubled World

 A retired U.S. Air Force sour-star general, Michael Hayden is a former Director of the National Security Agency (1999 - 2005), Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence (2005 - 2006), and the Director fo the Central Intelligence Agency (2006 - 2009). He currently serves as a Principal with the Chertoff Group, focusing on technological intelligence and counterintelligence involving communications and data networks.  

 

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cost:  Free for members, $35.00 for Non-Members at the door

Location:  The Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach

 

 

 March 15, 2016

Lisa Genova: Still Alice

A neuroscientist with a Ph.D. from Harvard, Genova has created a career as a novelist who helps readers understand the inner life of people with severe neurological illness through literature.

 

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cost:  Free for members, $35.00 for Non-Members at the door

Location:  The Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach

 

 

March 22, 2016

Johnathan Galassi: The Good Old Days - A Editor's Look Back

The President and publisher of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Galassi has pent years in the world of books. A poet and a translator or poetry, he recently debuted as a novelist with the publication of Muse: A Novel.  

 

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cost:  Free for members, $35.00 for Non-Members at the door

Location:  The Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach

 

 

March 29, 2016

Margaret Hoover: The Republican Party and The Millennial Generation

Hoover is a socially liberal, fiscally convservative Republican. She is moderizing the Party with fresh ideas and an open mind for change, including freedom to marry, fiscal conservatism and foreign policy. Previously a Fox News Contributor, a veteran of the George W. Bush White House, two presidential campagnes, and a former staffer on Capital Hill, she is also the best-selling author of American Individualism: How A New Generation of Conservatives Can Save the Repulblican Party. 

 

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cost:  Free for members, $35.00 for Non-Members at the door

Location:  The Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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