Art Talk Series with Jane Oneail

Sponsored by the Friends of the Maynard Library

Norman Rockwell:

Inclusion, Exclusion and Evolving

Views on Race

Tuesday, July 28

7:00 pm via Zoom

You can watch the recording of this event here.

Norman Rockwell is heralded for depicting and defining American life. He often captured bittersweet images of people experiencing universal and relatable feelings of being left out or left behind. Yet, as an artist working in the 20th century, his works are curiously devoid of America’s rich cultural and racial diversity. Toward the end of his career, Rockwell painted several poignant works about race in America that can be seen as an extension of his earlier sense of the power of inclusion and exclusion.

Parisian Cafes and Impressionist Painting


Tuesday, August 18 at 7 PM

You can watch the recording of this event here.

Impressionist artists are celebrated for their beautiful depictions of nature, but they also frequented the cafes, bars and nightclubs of Paris and captured modern life in their works. This program will explore images by Monet, Renoir, Degas and others and consider how the hub of activity in Parisian cafes inspired some of the world’s most famous artists.

Edward Hopper: Sunlight and Solitude


Tuesday, September 29 at 7 PM

You can watch the recording of this event here.

Whether it is a bustling city or a Cape Cod beach, Edward Hopper’s iconic paintings capture a feeling of stillness and quiet tension. Learn more about Hopper’s career, early influences and how his work relates to the work of other artists from the same generation.

John Singer Sargent: Master with a Brush


Tuesday, October 13 at 7 PM

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John Singer Sargent, a masterful nineteenth-century artist, is celebrated for his Grand Manner portraiture of the European and American elite.  This program will explore his most beloved as well as rarely seen images, including portraits, forays into Impressionism and stunning watercolors.

Jane Oneail curates and delivers art programs to audiences throughout New England. Jane holds a master’s in Art History from Boston University and a master’s in Education from Harvard University. She has taught Art History at the college level for a decade and has worked at several New England museums including the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Currier Museum of Art.

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