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Dinner and famous artists from the 40’s!!

Our speaker this month will be Carol Albright who will introduce us to some famous but now undeservedly overlooked painters and Photographers.

The painters are Joseph Stella and Ralph Fasanella.. The photographer is Tina Modotti, a contemporary of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. All three have works in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Joseph Stella, most famous for abstract paintings inspired by the Brooklyn Bridge, is noted for his “Modernistic” style, notable for his strong color and sweeping and dynamic lines.

Ralph Fasanella, another New York painter, painted city scenes in a brightly colored primitive style reminiscent of Grandma Moses.

Tina Modotti was a brilliant black and white photographer who worked in Mexico. She became the photographer of choice for the blossoming Mexican mural movement, documenting the works of José Clemente Orozco and Diego Rivera. Her visual vocabulary matured during this period, such as her formal experiments with architectural interiors, flowers, and urban landscapes, and especially in her many lyrical images of peasants and workers. Her one-woman retrospective exhibition at the National Library in December 1929 was advertised as "The First Revolutionary Photographic Exhibition In Mexico.”

In getting information for this introduction I googled all three artists and was moved by the beauty and originality of these works. I look forward to see what Carol will introduce us to.

Carol is one of our members and has taught at the Harvard Extension School (Italian American Studies) and has lectured at Harvard. She currently edits an academic journal and has edited several books!

Evening Program: Drinks at 6:00; Dinner at 7 followed by the Speaker. There are two choices for dinner: A many(!) course Italian dinner at $36.00 or a pizza, appetizer and salad dinner at $24.00. (The pizza is authentic Italian pizza!) (tip included!)

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  • Irina

    I enjoyed myself & wish I could have stayed longer. Al, thank you so much for giving me a ride to the Bus Station (as I barely made the last bus for the night).

    1 · March 11, 2014

  • ~John~

    What a GREAT event !!! Thanks John and special thanks to Carol for her talk. It was much liked and appreciated.

    March 11, 2014

  • Anna

    One of the best meetups I've been to, thank you!

    March 10, 2014

  • veronica

    I 'll be a bit late since, I work till 7pm.

    March 9, 2014

  • seaglass m.

    This sounds wonderful! R any of the meals 'Gluten Free' ? Or ... could you please post details of the meals? Thanks

    March 6, 2014

    • John K.

      The food is excellent - especially the pizza? I don't know about gluten free but if you have any special needs i am sure they can take care of you.

      March 7, 2014

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