This member-only lecture series offers an educational twist to the traditional happy hour. With themes pulled from the FAC’s special exhibition Everyday Extraordinary: From Rembrandt to Warhol, each lecture will explore an aspect of the culture that contributed to the amazing art and artists featured. Enjoy a themed drink to help you dive deep into the topic.

Thursdays 5:15-6:30p | $15 per lecture and includes your first drink
Located in FAC Deco Lounge and Taste Restaurant

July 6

A Nation of “Brewers, Millers and Cheese-Men:”
Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age

Lecturer: Dr. Rebecca Tucker, Museum Director at the FAC and Associate Professor of Art, Colorado College

Rembrandt rose to prominence during the Dutch Golden Age, a time of unprecedented economic, social, political and artistic growth in the 17th century. Through the medium of his etchings, we’ll examine the artist’s life and times – including financial scandals, personal tragedies, technological innovations, and artistic triumphs – which provide insights into this remarkable moment in history.

Drink: Dutch style microbrews

This lecture is SOLD OUT

Aug 3

Victorious Secrets:
Art, Popular Culture, and the Modern Age

Lecturer: Christopher Bell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Media Studies, UCCS

When art is a commodity, what is the trade-off? What does it gain, and what does it lose? Is art popular culture? And what does it mean to be “popular” anyway? Is reality television popular art? We’ll answer these questions and more!

Drink: 1950s inspired cocktail

This lecture is SOLD OUT

Sept 7

Mary Cassatt’s Images of Women

Lecturer: Gale Murray, Professor of Art History, Colorado College

Drink: French wine

This lecture is SOLD OUT

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