Library U & Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Present: 
A slide lecture by noted art historian and lecturer Gary Faigin
May 13 ~ 10 a.m.
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Auditorium - 550 Winslow Way E

Free, with reservations recommended:

The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) and Library U at the Bainbridge Public Library invite the community to a final lecture in the popular ART TALKS! series by Gage Academy of Art artistic director Gary Faigin. An educator, artist, and art historian, Faigin blends his knowledge of the topical, historical, and technical aspects of art in this entertaining and engaging presentation, accompanied by a slide show and post-lecture Q & A.

Although the lectures are free, space is limited and reservations recommended. Visit the BIMA website at for a link to BrownPaperTickets’ online reservation system, or call 206-842-4451. After the lecture, stay and browse the Museum’s spring exhibits and enjoy lunch in the BIMA Bistro! 

Saturday, May 13 – 10 – 11:30AM
BAD PAINTINGS BY GREAT ARTISTS. Nobody’s perfect! While the skill and judgement of artists who have survived the test of time is unquestionable, even the greatest artists can have an off day, or take on a project that is ill-suited for their talents. We’ll look at ten less-than-stellar productions by painters like Tintore, Manet, and Sargent, and talk about where they seem to have gone off course, and why. Perhaps we can even learn a lesson or two to apply to our own undertakings, as to the pitfalls than can sabotage even the best of us. Note: Not everyone agrees as to what a bad painting is! We’ll talk about that too.

BONUS! From Gary’s April 15 Art Talks! lecture, The Art-Lover's Bucket List – 10 European Art Masterworks That Everyone Should See Before They Die – here’s the list!  


LIBRARY U is a program of the Bainbridge Branch of the Kitsap Regional Library that offers a variety of lifelong learning opportunities for adults throughout the year. It is supported in part by the Bainbridge Island Friends of Library and a generous donation in memory of Louise Brody Weissman. 

Library U
Gary Faigin
Gary Faigin
Library Discussion
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art