Shoah: The Art of the Holocaust

Shoah: The Art of the Holocaust Presented by Ron Roth. One of the most compelling testimonies to the horrors of the holocaust are the more than 30,000 surviving works created by artists while imprisoned in ghettos and concentration camps during the years of the Nazi Third Reich.  Many of these artists perished, others survived.  The … Read more

Winnie-the-Pooh: The Bear Facts

Winnie-the-Pooh: The Bear Facts Presented by Ron Roth. Enjoy the fascinating back story of the Winnie the Pooh books and how they came to be written.  How a Canadian army officer found a baby bear in his home town of Winnipeg (hence the name Winnie), took him to London as his army unit’s mascot, donated him to … Read more

All Things Southern: The Charleston Renaissance and the Revival of Southern Art

All Things Southern: The Charleston Renaissance and the Revival of Southern Art Presented by Ron Roth. Once celebrated as “the Queen of the South,” Charleston, South Carolina, was left devastated by the Civil War–a faded reflection of its antebellum glory.  For 50 years following the war, the city struggled to overcome economic and cultural stagnation. … Read more

Trusting the Light: America’s Master Impressionists

Trusting the Light: America’s Master Impressionists Presented by Ron Roth. One can hardly think of a more revolutionary and significant art movement than that of 19th century Impressionism, a style so influential and popular it continues to flourish today. This presentation examines the American Impressionist movement, its leading artists, and their transformation of the American art … Read more

The Art of Norman Rockwell

The Art of Norman Rockwell Presented by Ron Roth. As the premiere illustrator for the Saturday Evening Post for nearly half a century, no other American artist was more popular with the public than Norman Rockwell. Americans saw in Rockwell’s art a reflection of their values, their strengths and their foibles. Despite his easy-going, pipe-smoking … Read more

The Stono Rebellion

The Stono Rebellion Presented by Ron Roth. The Stono Rebellion on September 9, 1739, was the largest slave uprising in North America.  Twenty-one whites and approximately 40 African slaves were killed in this bloody confrontation just twenty miles from Charleston.  This presentation examines the social and political context of the South Carolina Lowcountry’s plantation system and the … Read more

A Landscape Aflame: The Art Of The American Civil War

A Landscape Aflame: The Art Of The American Civil War Presented by Ron Roth. The art of leading American artists and photographers of the American Civil War era provides unique and compelling images of the experiences of soldiers, civilians and slaves. From the battlefield to the home front, this art includes insights into the viewpoints … Read more

The Hudson River School Artists

The Hudson River School Artists Presented by Ron Roth. The Hudson River School artists were a group of 19th Century American Artists who painted primarily in the Hudson River Valley of New York in the Catskills and Adirondack mountains.  Their work transformed American landscape art by depicting nature realistically, while endowing it with spiritual meaning.  … Read more