Upcoming Lectures

2024

How to Look: The Dutch Golden Age of Painting

Tuesday, June 11, from 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Connetquot Public Library

Survey the art of the 17th century Dutch Republic with art historian, Jay Schuck. Explore the different genres of painting through the works of Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Jacob van Ruisdael and more in this informative art history lecture.

Plundered: The History of the Art Looted & Lost during World War II

Thursday, June 20, from 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Syosset Public Library

Join art historian, Jay Schuck, as he surveys the artwork stolen and lost during World War II. Examine the reasons why these works were targeted, the efforts taken to recover them, as well as the impact it has had on the art world today.

Art Talk: Johannes Vermeer

Thursday, June 27, from 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Emma S. Clark Memorial Library


Explore the life and work of one of the leading artists of the Dutch Golden Age of Painting, Johannes Vermeer, with art historian Jay Schuck. Artwork to be examined include the Milkmaid, Girl with a Pearl Earring, the View of Delft, and more.

Art Talk: Botticelli

Thursday, July 11, from 5:15 - 6:45 PM

Amagansett Free Library

Explore the life and work of the Italian Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli with art historian Jay Schuck. Artwork to be examined include the Primavera, Birth of Venus, Mystical Nativity, and more.

Art Talk: Botticelli

Thursday, July 18, from 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Syosset Public Library

Explore the life and work of the Italian Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli with art historian Jay Schuck. Artwork to be examined include the Primavera, Birth of Venus, Mystical Nativity, and more.

Virtual How to Look: Romanticism

Tuesday, July 23, from 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Connetquot Public Library


Survey the art of Romanticism with art historian Jay Schuck. Examine the major themes of the early 19th-century movement through the artwork of Theodore Gericault, Caspar David Friedrich, Francisco Goya, and more.

Virtual How to Look: Romanticism

Thursday, July 25, from 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Mineola Memorial Library


Survey the art of Romanticism with art historian Jay Schuck. Examine the major themes of the early 19th-century movement through the artwork of Theodore Gericault, Caspar David Friedrich, Francisco Goya, and more.

Virtual Art Around the World: The Mauritshuis

Tuesday, August 6, from 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Somerset County Library System of New Jersey


Take a trip to The Hague with art historian Jay Schuck as he leads a virtual tour through the galleries of The Mauritshuis.




Art Around the World: The Mauritshuis

Thursday, August 8, from 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Half Hollow Hills Memorial Library - Dix Hills


Take a trip to The Hague with art historian Jay Schuck as he leads a virtual tour through the galleries of The Mauritshuis.




Art Talk: Vincent van Gogh

Tuesday, August 13, from 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Emma S. Clark Memorial Library

Vincent Van Gogh was a 19th century, Post-Impressionist artist who lived a productive, but troubled, life. In just ten years he produced over 2,000 oil paintings, watercolors, and drawings. Learn more about Van Gogh's artwork, inspirations, and life during this informative art talk presented by Jay Schuck.

Art Talk: Johannes Vermeer

Wednesday, August 14, from 7:00 - 8:30 PM

East Islip Public Library


Explore the life and work of one of the leading artists of the Dutch Golden Age of Painting, Johannes Vermeer, with art historian Jay Schuck. Artwork to be examined include the Milkmaid, Girl with a Pearl Earring, the View of Delft, and more.

Virtual How to Look: Impressionism

Tuesday, August 20, from 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Connetquot Public Library


Survey the art of late 19th century Paris with art historian, Jay Schuck. Examine the major themes and styles of Impressionism through the artwork of Claude Monet, Édouard  Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and more. 

How to Look: The Dutch Golden Age of Painting

Tuesday, August 27, from 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Northport-East Northport Public Library - Northport


Survey the art of the 17th century Dutch Republic with art historian, Jay Schuck. Explore the different genres of painting through the works of Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Jacob van Ruisdael and more in this informative art history lecture.

How to Look: Impressionism

Tuesday, September 21, from 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Patchogue-Medford Library - Medford


Survey the art of late 19th century Paris with art historian, Jay Schuck. Examine the major themes and styles of Impressionism through the artwork of Claude Monet, Édouard  Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and more. 

Art Talk: Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Thursday, October 3, from 5:15 - 6:45 PM

Amagansett Free Library

Gian Lorenzo Bernini, a leading Italian sculptor of the Baroque period, pioneered a style that revolutionized 17th century Rome. Learn about his life and work in this engaging lecture presented by art historian Jay Schuck.

Art Talk: Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Part 2

Thursday, October 10, from 5:15 - 6:45 PM

Amagansett Free Library

Gian Lorenzo Bernini, a leading Italian sculptor of the Baroque period, pioneered a style that revolutionized 17th century Rome. In this lecture, examine the artist's paintings, public monuments and late sculptural works with art historian Jay Schuck