VERO BEACH — The Vero Beach Museum of Art will feature four acclaimed speakers in its International Lecture Series. Lectures are held Monday afternoons at 4:30 p.m. and are followed by a wine reception, book signing and a chance to meet the speaker.
From July 15 through September 4, 2009, Vero Beach Museum of Art members receive a 10% discount when they purchase the four-lecture series; member rate through September 4 is $180. Registration for the general public begins September 7 at a cost of $240 for the series. Feb. 15 – Why The Arts Matter, presented by Dana Gioia, internationally acclaimed poet and former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.
March 1 – Seven Days in the Art World…and Counting, presented by Sarah Thornton, author of Seven Days in the Art World.
March 15 – Secrets of the Gardner Heist presented by investigative reporter Ulrich Boser, author of The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World’s Largest Unsolved Art Theft.
March 22 – My Mother, My Father & Me: A Life of Humor, Curiosity, and Adventure, presented by Isabella Rossellini, internationally renowned actress, author and film maker, and daughter of Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini.
This year’s series is made possible through Presenting Sponsor: Nichols Foundation – Mr. and Mrs. Peter C. Coxhead; and by Patron Sponsors: Dr. and Mrs. David J. McKenna, the Kenneth W. Cunningham, Jr. Endowment Fund , and the Virginia H. Van Wormer Lecture Fund.Information: Call Angela Fallon at (772) 231-0707 ext. 136 or visit www.verobeachmuseum.org.