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L. Michael Sandstead, art historian, will be speaking to NTOS in Dallas on Friday, August 8th, 2008 at 7:00 PM!

Old Toad
OldToad
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Dallas, TX
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L. Michael Sandstead, art historian, will be speaking to the North Texas Objectivist Society ("NTOS") in Dallas on Friday, August 8th, 2008 at 7:00 PM!

Do you love life? Do you love art?



Illustrated lecture (2 hrs): Evelyn Beatrice Longman (1874-1954)--Master Sculptor; Guidepost

If someone told you that there was a 12 ½ foot, bronze portrait bust of Thomas Edison--a masterpiece--would you believe him? If someone told you that there was a 30-foot, gilded bronze statue of a winged, nude male called the Genius of Electricity--again a masterpiece--would you believe him? Surely images such as these would be known by everyone, right? Wouldn't both of these images proliferate through prints and other media?

But yet these two pieces exist, right in front of our eyes, in everyday life. But, tragically, few people know of their existence. They are certainly not written about, not photographed and can only be found in obscure, dated art-historical texts. Why? After 100 years of modernism, these two masterpieces--and hundreds more--have been buried.

The 12 ½ foot bronze portrait bust of Thomas Edison (1952)--the only portrait that he ever sat for--is in Washington D.C. at the Naval Research Laboratory. The 30-foot Genius of Electricity (1915), while now at AT&T's world headquarters in Bedminster, NJ, once stood atop a skyscraper in NYC.

In both cases, the artist is Evelyn Beatrice Longman, one of America's greatest sculptors. Today, she is all but forgotten.

Over the past year, the speaker has traveled through several states locating, documenting and photographing the many works of Evelyn Longman. What he has found, quite simply, is amazing. Come to this stirring illustrated lecture to learn more about Evelyn Longman and learn for yourself why she is a master sculptor--and guidepost.




ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Mr. Sandstead lectures on a wide variety of art-historical and esthetic issues, and is host of "Art Attack" on the Travel Channel. Widely known for his knowledge and passion, he has lead numerous tours through the priceless collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. His lectures on art history and art appreciation have been heard nationally and internationally at over 30 universities and institutions. His art-historical photography has been published in numerous books and publications, including: The New York Times and Fortune.

He is best known for his dynamic and engaging lecturing style. Showing a great passion for his subject, he encourages each attendee to integrate art into their own lives.

Please check out his exciting interview on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.co...­

The speaker's website is: http://www.sandstead....­




ABOUT THE NORTH TEXAS OBJECTIVIST SOCIETY

This special event is open to members of the North Texas Objectivist Society ("NTOS") and their welcome guests! Membership in NTOS is free and signing up is easy. For information about NTOS and to become a member, please visit our "About" page at http://aynrand.meetup...­




PROGRAM*

Friday, August 8th, 2008

7:00 - 7:30 pm -- Arrival, signing-in, and seating
7:30 - 10:00 pm -- Lecture followed by question period

* Refreshments only. No dinner is available.

* Business-casual attire requested.

* The speaker retains all copyright. Note-taking is permitted, but by participation each audience member agrees not to publish any lecture notes.

* NTOS requests everyone to avoid Rand/Branden, Peikoff/Kelley, and ARI/TAS issues at our speaker and related events, which topics may be more appropriately and freely discussed at other NTOS events.




*RELATED EVENTS!

If you plan to attend this lecture to NTOS, please also join us and the speaker for the following additional events related to his visit to NTOS:

Dallas Museum of Art
Friday, August 8, 2008, 11:00 am -- 2:00 pm
Museum tickets at the door, including for current special exhibitions: Adults $10; Seniors (65+) $7; Students with ID $5; Children under 12 free.
Note: for the museum visits, the speaker would like to focus on his viewing the art and may not want many interruptions.
Museum website: http://dallasmuseumof...­
Contact the Organizer if you are interested in joining us at: http://aynrand.meetup...­

Kimbell Art Museum (Ft. Worth)
Saturday, August 9, 2008, 11:00 am -- 2:00 pm
Museum tickets at the door, including for current special exhibitions: Adults $16; Seniors (60+) $14; Students with ID $14; Children 6--11 $12; Children under 6 free.
Note: for the museum visits, the speaker would like to focus on his viewing the art and may not want many interruptions.
Museum website: https://www.kimbellar...­
Contact the Organizer if you are interested in joining us at: http://aynrand.meetup...­

Social Reception for the Speaker @ "the Ranch"!
Saturday, Aug 9, 2008, 7:00 pm -- 11:00 pm (maybe even later!)
$15/person ($7/child)
Buffet-style dinner included. Casual dress.
The speaker will be available for follow-up questions!
Please take a moment to RSVP for this social at:
http://aynrand.meetup...­




ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUESTED

We request advance registration for the lecture because of limited seating, to build membership in NTOS, for our security, and to minimize the management of payments at the door.

Please use our NTOS website on Meetup.com to register as follows:

(1) Visit our event listing at: http://aynrand.meetup...­
.....(a) RSVP for yourself plus any welcome guests you may wish to bring to this event.
.....(b) Pay the event fee(s) via the blue "PayPal" link.

(2) "Contact Organizer" via http://aynrand.meetup...­
to send an e-mail with the following information:
.....(a) Your name;
.....(b) The name(s) of your guest(s), if any;
.....(c) Your e-mail address;
.....(d) Your mailing address;
.....(e) Your telephone number(s).

We will only use a member's contact information for NTOS purposes, and we will never give out, publish, or sell your contact information without your permission. Of course, anyone may withdraw from NTOS and our contact list at any time.




LOCATION AND DETAILS

In good time before the event, the Organizer will send e-mails regarding the lecture location and other details to everyone who has registered.




QUESTIONS

If you have any questions, need any special accommodation, or have any difficulties regarding making online registration, please contact us via the "Contact Organizer" feature on Meetup at: http://aynrand.meetup...­


We hope you can join us for this special speaker event!

-- "Old Toad," Organizer
North Texas Objectivist Society
A former member
Post #: 93
Bring me Edison's head!!
Old Toad
OldToad
Group Organizer
Dallas, TX
Post #: 834
Who is he?

Why should you be interested in hearing him?

Do you love life? Do you love art?

Please check out his interview on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.co...­

Please take a moment to RSVP for our next speaker event at:
http://aynrand.meetup...­

If you have any questions, please contact me.

"Old Toad", Organizer
North Texas Objectivist Society
Old Toad
OldToad
Group Organizer
Dallas, TX
Post #: 838
You can see an exciting introduction to the speaker on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.co...­

FOUR RELATED EVENTS AUG. 8th and 9th! smile

Dallas Museum of Art
Join us and the speaker for a visit to the DMA!
Fri, August 8, 2008, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Art Historian Speaking to NTOS
Join us to hear the speaker's exciting presentation!
Fri, August 8, 2008, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Please RSVP for Lecture here!

Kimbell Art Museum (Ft. Worth)
Join us and the speaker for a visit to the Kimbell!
Sat, August 9, 2008, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Social @ the Ranch
Join us and the speaker for a social reception!
Sat, Aug 9, 2008, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Please RSVP for Social here!


This should be an extraordinary and exhilarating quadruple event!

Please take a moment to RSVP. It shows your continued interest in NTOS and helps me plan our events.

"Old Toad"
Organizer
North Texas Objectivist Society
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