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October 2014

Lecture Series at the Orange County Museum of Art

October 13, 2014 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

THE LECTURES FOR 2014-2015 ART AND THE GREAT WAR To commemorate the centennial of the "historic avant-garde," Dr. Jeanne S. M. Willette will present eighteen lectures, sponsored by the Education department of the Orange County Museum of Art and the Visionaries. This series will investigate the rise and fall of the avant-garde in Europe immediately before and during and in the aftermath of the Great War. Fall Session: Staring with the year 1910, the first session will discuss the avant-garde leading…

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Dr. Willette at Koplin del Rio Gallery

October 15, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

An Evening with Sandow Birk In conversation with Dr. Jeanne S. M. Willette Los Angeles Art Writer on the occasion of his new exhibition American Qur’an Exhibition Dates: September 13 – October 17, 2014 at Koplin del Rio Gallery Wednesday, October 15, 2014 A Special Event for the Otis Alumni 7: 30 p.m.

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November 2014

New Series: History of Photography

November 8, 2014 @ 10:00 am - November 6, 2015 @ 10:00 pm

THE HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY 1839 to Present Following on the heels of the featured series of 2013-2014, Modernist and Post-Modernist philosophers, the series for the coming year 2014-2015 will begin a projected two years of the history of photography. A photo historian, Dr. Jeanne S. M. Willette, was trained in one of the first Ph.D. level programs in the history of photography on the West Coast at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she was mentored by Dr. Ulrich…

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April 2015

Elena Bond New Impressionism

April 1, 2015 @ 8:00 am - May 1, 2015 @ 8:00 am
Mac Fine Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL United States + Google Map

Dr. Jeanne S. M. Willette is pleased to announce the recent publication by MAC Fine Art, Elena Bond New Impressionism. This book contains a forward by Pierre Matisse and an essay on this artist's contemporary version of Impressionism by Dr. Willette. Available through eBay, this beautiful new work is illustrated with stunning studies of light and its reflections of brilliant colors in urban settings. Elena Bond, an international important artist from Florida, and her origins in Russia and her connections to the…

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May 2015

Dr. Willette featured in Documentary on Freud

May 15, 2015 @ 5:15 pm
Unnamed Venue, Tel Aviv, Israel + Google Map

In May 2015, a documentary about the philosopher and founder of modern psychology, Sigumund Freud, will be premiered in Israel. Dr. Jeanne S. M. Willette was invited to participate in this significant film. Produced by The Freud-Zaki Production and directed by producer, Zaki Schiff, this film features experts on Freud from Paris, London, New York, San Francisco. Dr. Willette was one of four participants from Los Angeles. The topics she discussed were as follows: Freud's first and only visit to…

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October 2015

New Series at the Orange County Museum October 2015-April 2016

October 12, 2015 @ 1:00 am - April 25, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA United States + Google Map

ART AND DESIGN BETWEEN THE WARS Orange County Museum Newport Beach, California The decades between World War I and World War II are often overlooked in traditional art history, but they are among the most exciting and innovative of the twentieth century. It is during these years that photography developed a contemporary vocabulary including photojournalism and fashion, modern design suitable for mass manufacture began at the Bauhaus, fashions for women acknowledged the New Woman in the time of flappers and bathtub gin.…

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Southeastern College Art Conference in October

October 24, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Southeastern College Art Conference, Pittsburgh, PA United States + Google Map

Breaking the Begats Dr. Jeanne S. M. Willette will be speaking at the Southeastern Art Conference this October 24, 2015. She will be appearing on the Art and Teleology Panel on Saturday morning, delivering a paper called "Breaking the Begats." The panel will be chaired by Atlanta artist, Eric Hancock. Long considered responsible for the teleology of art history, Dr. Alfred Barr of the Museum of Modern Art, published a famous chart in 1936 with his exhibition catalogue, Cubism and…

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November 2015

Dr. Jeanne S. M. Willette Interview of Sandow Birk

November 8, 2015 @ 8:00 am - February 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA United States + Google Map

An Interview with Sandow Birk on the American Qur’an at the Koplin Del Rio Gallery Los Angeles, California September-October, 2014 and the Orange County Museum of Art Newport Beach, California November 8, 2015-February 28, 2016 On the occasion of these two exhibitions of Sandow Birk's painstaking translation and illustration of the American Qur’an, Dr. Willette interviewed the famed Otis Alumni on his project in the fall of 2014 at the Koplin del Rio Gallery. Over two hundred images or pages of the Qur'an…

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January 2016

New Series on the Art of the Great War

January 1, 2016 @ 10:00 am - December 30, 2016 @ 10:00 pm

The Great War 1914-1918 Creating New Art for a New War: A Centennial Project Starting on January 1st, Art History Unstuffed begins a new series, featuring an international  body of art that has long been forgotten in art history. The art--from prints to posters to paintings to sculptures to trench art--made during the Great War has been the interest of specialists but never entered the mainstream of art history. This lacunae has created a four year gap in the account…

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New Publications

January 15, 2016 @ 8:00 am - January 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Academia.edu,

Three New Articles on Academia.edu During the month of January 2016, Dr. Jeanne S.M. Willette posted three articles on the website which circulates academic publications, Academia.edu. "Breaking the Begats" is a new look at the famous chart created by Albert Barr, Jr. for the 1936 catalogue, Cubism and Abstract Art. This exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art was designed to show off the collection modern art owned by the museum and the proposed chronology of modern art put forward…

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