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The Redwood Book Club will meet on Saturday, June 24 at 10:30 am to discuss Seamus Heaney's translation of Virgil's Aeneid, Book VI.. All are welcome. Free. 

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Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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lwhite

Join us on Sunday, June 4 at 3:00 pm when we welcome Clemens Teufel for an encore performance with accompanying pianist Angela Kim. The rare technique of two pianists performing on one piano will be presented in our historic Harrison Room. The program will feature pieces from classical composers, such as Mozart and Shubert. 

 

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Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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lwhite

Newport –New York architect Auguste Noel found himself busy rebuilding following the 1938 hurricane, working on Whitney Studio and the Spouting Rock Bathing Association pavilion. He was but one of a group of prominent architects who greatly impacted the appearance of Newport during the Interwar Years including Grosvenor Atterbury, Ballantyne & Olson, Frederic Rhinelander King, Harrie T. Lindeberg, William Mackenzie, Charles Adams Platt, Polhemus & Coffin and Russell & Clinton.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
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lwhite

The Waves was built in 1927 as the summer residence and studio of renowned classical architect John Russell Pope and his wife Sadie Jones Pope. The use of local materials at the sympathetic natural site set a standard for estate building in the 1920s ands 30s and would become the setting for casual and innovative entertaining.

 

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
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lwhite

Chetwode, an estate on the west corner of Bellevue and Ruggles Avenue, was completed in 1903 for the William Storrs Wells family and acquired in 1934 by John Jacob Astor III and his bride Ellen Tuck French. The young Astor family then reinvigorated what was once one of Newport’s grandest homes.


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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
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lwhite

Explore the idea of time in contemporary art: how artists test it, tell it, stretch it and rewind it. It looks at the temporary in the notion of the contemporary, and ponders the time of forgetting; the time of waiting. The talk primarily addresses two contemporary art installations, Sarah Sze’s Time Keeper (2016) and William Kentridge’s The Refusal of Time (2012) to assess how the politics and histories of time shape these monumental artworks.  

 

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
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lwhite

Contemporary art is a global phenomenon, and its geographic spread complicates the historical axis upon which art has traditionally been plotted. If modernism inaugurated the white cube space of the museum, contemporary art increasingly shuns such confines for the peripatetic and ephemeral sites of the global art fair, the biennale, and the site-specific intervention.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
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lwhite

Explore the general shape and time of contemporary art, charting its continuities and breaks with modernism. We rewind to several key moments in the history of modern art to home in on two core impulses – expressionism and abstraction – both of which have long defined non-Western art. Then we jump from Paris to New York to observe how these practices unite in the form of Abstract Expressionism, and in the figure of Jackson Pollock.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
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lwhite

Josephine de Beauharnais, wife of Napoleon, created an exquisite country retreat at Malmaison where she perfected the Empire style and became famed for one of Europe’s finest rose gardens. Recognized as the mastermind behind the glamour of her husband’s reign, Josephine’s Malmaison offers a glimpse at the life and accomplishments of a remarkable lady.

 

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
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lwhite

The building that sparked a king’s jealousy and the downfall of its owner, Vaux-le-Vicomte is a superb example of French Classical design. Built for Nicolas Fouquet, Minister of Finance for Louis XIV, the chateau is the creation of the great design team of Louis Le Vau, Charles Le Brun and Andre Le Notre, who would later create the palace of Versailles in an interesting turn of fate. 

 

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
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lwhite

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