2021-2022

Fall Series: More to Mucha

Alphonse Mucha (1860–1939) is best known for his graphic designs of beautiful women used in advertising. Explore Mucha’s advertisements for actress Sarah Bernhardt (1844–1923) and his mural project, the Slav Epic, which took 18 years to complete.

October 15, 2021

Paris: Sex and Sensibility—The Allure of Art Nouveau (50 minutes)

October 22, 2021

Mucha: The Story of an Artist Who Created a Style (47 minutes)

October 29, 2021

Continuation of Mucha: The Story of an Artist Who Created a Style (47 minutes)

Books Related to Fall 2021: More to Mucha

  • Alphonse Mucha by Agnes Husslein-Arco, Jean Louis Gaillemen, Michel Hilaire, and Christiane Lange

Winter Series: A Celebration of American Art

Discover more about artists represented in the exhibition The Stebbins Collection: A Gift for the Morse Museum. This five-part series focuses on American art—from Hudson River School painters such as Albert Bierstadt (1830–1902) to twentieth-century artists such as Edward Hopper (1882–1967).

January 28, 2022

The Hudson River School: Artistic Pioneers (72 minutes)

February 4, 2022

The Hudson River School: Cultivating a Tradition (55 minutes)

February 11, 2022

Big Sky, Big Dreams, Big Art: Made in the USA—Episode 1: From Wild West to Abstract Expressionism (59 minutes)

February 18, 2022

Big Sky, Big Dreams, Big Art: Made in the USA—Episode 2: From the Big City to Rothko (59 minutes)

February 25, 2022

Big Sky, Big Dreams, Big Art: Made in the USA—Episode 3: From Small Town to David Smith (59 minutes)
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Books Related to Winter 2022: A Celebration of American Art

  • How the Post Office Created America: A History by Winifred Gallagher
  • The Stebbins Collection: A Gift for the Morse Museum by Regina Palm

Spring Series: Discover da Vinci

This series examines the life and work of Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519). Learn the biography of this well-known master and explore the science behind da Vinci’s painting, including how the artist’s unique techniques have helped modern scholars to rediscover one of his works.

March 25, 2022

Leonardo da Vinci—An Uncomfortable Genius (49 minutes)

April 1, 2022

Decoding da Vinci (54 minutes)

April 8, 2022

Leonardo’s Rediscovered Masterpiece (55 minutes)