International Lecture Series 2016
The Nichols Foundation - Mr. and Mrs. Peter C. Coxhead
Experience the finest speakers in the arts and humanities in the Museum's Holmes Great Hall with digital HD projection, and an enhanced sound system for the hearing impaired.
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Founder and Director of Art Fraud Insights
February 1, 2016, 4:30pm
Fakes, Forgeries, and the Art of Deception
Art fraud expert Colette Loll will lift the veil on some of the most prolific forgers, exposing their infamous legacies and analyzing how their talent, charm and audacity beguiled the art world. She will highlight a few of the more infamous works, explaining how they fooled the experts that validated them and why each poses a unique threat to cultural heritage. She will also provide several case studies from her own experience investigating art fraud, detailing how forensic science plays a role in the analysis.
Colette Loll is the founder and director of Art Fraud Insights, LLC a consultancy dedicated to art fraud-related lectures, training, and specialized investigation of artworks. She has been involved in several independent projects in fine art forgery and art forensics including serving as lead researcher in attribution and authentication investigations, conducting forensic investigations for private collectors on suspect artworks, participating in documentary film projects, and curating several exhibitions. In addition to lecturing widely at universities, museums, and forensic institutes in the U.S. and Europe, she also trains Federal agents in forgery investigations for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cultural Heritage Protection Program.
Emmy Award-Winning Talk Show Host
February 15, 2016, 4:30pm
An Evening with Dick Cavett
Legendary talk show host Dick Cavett shares his reflections and reminiscences about Hollywood legends, American cultural icons, and the absurdities of everyday life. In his television interviews, Cavett welcomed the leading figures of the day and engaged them in revealing conversations that made viewers feel that the discussion was taking place in their own living rooms. Through a long and fascinating career, these skills and natural talents have gone on to influence the new media landscape and new generations. Jimmy Fallon, the host of The Tonight Show, has called him “a legend and an inspiration,” and has made clear the debt that today’s talk show hosts owe to this innovative pioneer.
Dick Cavett is best known as the host of The Dick Cavett Show on ABC, PBS, USA, HBO, and CNBC. The Dick Cavett Show first appeared on ABC from 1968-1975, and then on PBS for 1977-1982, and was celebrated for its classic wit, intelligence, and the wide array of atypical guests for the time, including authors, politicians, and rock musicians. Cavett became very well known for discarding the “variety show” format and focusing entirely on in-depth interviews with a single guest. He has been nominated for 11 Emmy Awards – the most recent in 2012 for an HBO special with Mel Brooks –and has won three. In addition to his career on screen and stage, his latest book is Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, and Assorted Hijinks. His work has been widely published in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and elsewhere, and he has written an online opinion column for The New York Times since 2007.
American Film Critic and Historian
February 29, 2016, 4:30pm
On Movies: A Conversation with Leonard Maltin
Join famed film critic Leonard Maltin as he answers the questions “How do stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood compare with today’s actors?”; “Why are so many contemporary films aimed at young audiences only,” and “What effect do the Academy Awards have on Hollywood -- do they inspire people to make ‘better’ movies?” Leonard will share personal stories from his most memorable interviews with stars of yesterday like Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans and the stars of today such as Colin Firth, Michael Keaton, Tom Cruise, George Clooney among many others.
Leonard Maltin is a respected film critic and historian, perhaps best known for his annual paperback reference Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide, which was first published in 1969 and is now available as an APP on the iPhone and iPad. Maltin hosts the weekly program Maltin on Movies; for 30 years he appeared on television’s Entertainment Tonight. He teaches at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, has served as guest curator at the Museum of Modern Art, and was president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association in 1995 and 1996. In 1997 he was named to the National Film Preservation Board, and in 2006 was selected by the Librarian of Congress to sit on the Board of Directors for the National Film Preservation Foundation.
Bestselling Author and Culinary Icon
March 14, 2016, 4:30pm
Eating Our Words
These days we're doing a lot of writing about food. The question is, why? This little romp through history looks at food writing in different times and places in the world, in an attempt to discover what the changing language of food can tell us about ourselves. Our attitudes about food have been in constant flux, and by looking at the past we can understand why we are living in such a food-focused present.
Ruth Reichl is one of the most recognizable and beloved culinary voices, guiding people around the kitchen, showing them what to eat, how to make it, and where to satisfy their cravings. A bestselling author, food critic, and judge on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, The Seattle Times called her “one of the nation’s most influential figures in the food world.” Reichl was the Editor-in-Chief of Gourmet Magazine for ten years until its closing. She is the author of several bestselling memoirs, including the recounting of her adventures as the dining critic for The New York Times in Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise, set to become a full-length movie produced by Cary Brokaw for Fox 2000 Films. She is also a recipient of six James Beard Awards.
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