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.

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September 9, 16 & 23
10 - 11:30 a.m. in the BIMA Auditorium
Free - $5 suggested donation. Reservations recommended 

Kitsap Regional Library's LibraryU and Bainbridge Island Museum of Art are thrilled to host Carol Hendricks, Rebecca Albiani, and Gary Faigin for the September ART Talks Lecture Series. With decades of experience among them, each speaker has uniquely invested his and her time, skills, and passion toward deepening his and her understanding of art methodologies and ideologies. Join us as we explore three distinct and riveting topics!


After the lecture, stay and browse the Museum's current exhibits and enjoy lunch in the BIMA Bistro!  P.S. Stay tuned for information about Library U's fall series on fake news!

Here's the schedule:  
Carol Hendricks | The Gates of Paradise | Saturday, September 9th
Lorenzo Ghiberti's seminal work, the east set of bronze doors for the Florence Baptistery, was dubbed "The Gates of Paradise" by Michelangelo for its unparalleled beauty and innovative approach to the subject matter. In 1401 a competition for an earlier set of doors started a rivalry between Brunelleschi and Ghiberti that ignited the beginning of the Renaissance. As a direct result, the Cathedral's dome was built, one-point perspective was invented, the first nude life-sized figures since antiquity were sculpted, and a new way of thinking about art was born. 

Rebecca Albiani  | Documenting the Dust Bowl: Dorothea Lange and Marion Post | Saturday, September 16th
During the New Deal response to the Depression, Dorothea Lange and Marion Post Wolcott were part of the team of talented photographers dispatched by the Farm Security Administration to record conditions in the rural US. The two women produced a vast and impressive body of work under challenging circumstances; Lange's Migrant Mother and Post's Tenant Farmer's Children, Rickets have become icons of the hardscrabble thirties.   

Gary Faigin  | How Does an Artist Become a Legend? The Epic Journey of Giorgio Morandi | Saturday, September 23rd
The life of Italian artist Giorgio Morandi is indeed the stuff of legends. Never married, sharing a small apartment with his three sisters, and painting the same collection of pots, pans, and cups for almost 50 years, Morandi created a body of work unmatched in its intense exploration of the mystery of perception and the shifting nature of reality. Gary Faigin, himself a painter of still lives for 30 years, will share his insights into the surprisingly adventurous and lively work of this eccentric and beloved master.  

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