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The Baltimore History & Culture Meetup:

Bringing People Together to Experience the History and Culture of Baltimore - and the world.

Come have fun with us. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Thanks!

Robert & Michele

rkelleman@yahoo.com

202-821-6325

Upcoming events (4+)

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun - Art and Film History Livestream

Bonjour!

"Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun:
At 15 she was painting the aristocracy, in her 20s she was the favoured painter of Marie-Antoinette, and by her 30s she was fleeing the French Revolution."
The National Gallery (London).

Join us for an educational and entertaining look into the inspiring life and amazing career of French artist Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun.
Part one of our program will be a brief overview of the artist including a review of her most noteworthy paintings.
Part two of our programme will be a full screening of the excellent hour-and-fifty docudrama "The Fabulous Life of Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun" (aka "Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun Portraitist of Marie-Antoinette").
Film Trailer:
https://vimeo.com/221941151

Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (16 April 1755 – 30 March 1842), also known as Madame Le Brun, was a prominent French portrait painter of the late 18th century.
Her artistic style is generally considered part of the aftermath of Rococo with elements of an adopted Neoclassical style. Her subject matter and color palette can be classified as Rococo, but her style is aligned with the emergence of Neoclassicism. Vigée Le Brun created a name for herself in Ancien Régime society by serving as the portrait painter to Marie Antoinette. She enjoyed the patronage of European aristocrats, actors, and writers, and was elected to art academies in ten cities.
Vigée Le Brun created some 660 portraits and 200 landscapes. In addition to many works in private collections, her paintings are owned by major museums, such as the Louvre, Hermitage Museum, National Gallery in London, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and many other collections in continental Europe and the United States.

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Your host for this program is Robert Kelleman, the founder/director of the non-profit community organization Baltimore History & Culture.

Donations Support Our Non-Profit Community Programs - Thank You!
PayPal: [masked]
Venmo: @DCHistoryAndCulture

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Zoom Connection:
This educational and entertaining program is open to all regardless of age, geographic location, etc. and since it is an online/virtual event via Zoom you can connect from anywhere in the world.
Zoom events have a limit on the number of people that can participate and therefore the event may “sell-out” once a certain number of registrations has been reached.

Zoom Connection Link Will Be Emailed:
Login info will be emailed several times beginning 24 hours prior to the event.
If you don't receive the Zoom connection link please contact us.

Zoom Connection Suggestions:
Connecting a few minutes early is strongly recommended.
To join the event simply click the Zoom link and follow the instructions.
If clicking the link doesn’t work try copying and pasting it instead.
Password not required.
Zoom may work better in some browsers/devices than others - if one doesn’t work try another.
When all else fails please read and follow the directions. : )

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Baltimore History & Culture
Experience the history and culture of Baltimore - and the world!

We look forward to seeing you. Thanks!

Robert Kelleman
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Museum of Modern Art (MOMA - NY) Highlights Tour - Livestream Program

Travel with us to the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City for an online/ virtual tour of their amazing art collection.

Highlights include: Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and many more!

This particular program will focus on non-American artists - on a future TBD date we'll cover the American artists.

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is an art museum located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, on 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

It plays a major role in developing and collecting modern art, and is often identified as one of the largest and most influential museums of modern art in the world. MoMA's collection offers an overview of modern and contemporary art, including works of architecture and design, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, prints, illustrated books and artist's books, film, and electronic media.

The MoMA Library includes approximately 300,000 books and exhibition catalogs, more than 1,000 periodical titles, and more than 40,000 files of ephemera about individual artists and groups. The archives hold primary source material related to the history of modern and contemporary art.

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Your host for this program is Robert Kelleman, the founder/director of the non-profit community organization Baltimore History & Culture.

Donations Support Our Non-Profit Community Programs - Thank You!
PayPal: [masked]
Venmo: @DCHistoryAndCulture

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Zoom Connection:
This educational and entertaining program is open to all regardless of age, geographic location, etc. and since it is an online/virtual event via Zoom you can connect from anywhere in the world.
Zoom events have a limit on the number of people that can participate and therefore the event may “sell-out” once a certain number of registrations has been reached.

Zoom Connection Link Will Be Emailed:
Login info will emailed several times beginning 24 hours prior to the event.
If you haven’t received the Zoom connection 8 hours before the event please contact us.

Zoom Connection Suggestions:
Connecting a few minutes early is strongly recommended.
To join the event simply click the Zoom link and follow the instructions.
If clicking the link doesn’t work try copying and pasting it instead.
Password not required.
Zoom may work better in some browsers/devices than others - if one doesn’t work try another.
When all else fails please read and follow the directions. : )

_________________________

Baltimore History & Culture
Experience the history and culture of Baltimore - and the world!

We look forward to seeing you. Thanks!

Robert Kelleman
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Anne Frank’s Europe: Before, During and After Her Diary - Livestream Tour

Join us for an online/virtual tour of the places throughout Europe associated with Anne Frank. While the basics of Anne's life as depicted in her diary are known to many, some of the most noteworthy aspects of this time are not well known. In addition, the period of her life before and after the 26 months covered in her diary are not nearly as familiar as they should be. We'll review Anne's tragic and inspiring life (before, during and after the diary) through the places in Germany, the Netherlands and Poland connected to her.

You are welcome to read (or re-read) The Diary of Anne Frank beforehand - although this is definitely not required of course. Our program will including reading, analysis and discussion of several passages.

Annelies Marie "Anne" Frank (12 June 1929 – February or March 1945) was a German-Dutch diarist of Jewish origin. One of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust, she gained fame posthumously with the publication of The Diary of a Young Girl, in which she documents her life in hiding from 1942 to 1944, during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II. It is one of the world's best known books and has been the basis for several plays and films.
Born in Frankfurt, Germany, she lived most of her life in or near Amsterdam, Netherlands, having moved there with her family at the age of four and a half when the Nazis gained control over Germany. Born a German national, she lost her citizenship in 1941 and thus became stateless. By May 1940, the Franks were trapped in Amsterdam by the German occupation of the Netherlands. As persecutions of the Jewish population increased in July 1942, the Franks went into hiding in some concealed rooms behind a bookcase in the building where Anne's father, Otto Frank, worked. From then until the family's arrest by the Gestapo in August 1944, she kept a diary she had received as a birthday present, and wrote in it regularly. Following their arrest, the Franks were transported to concentration camps. In October or November 1944, Anne and her sister, Margot, were transferred from Auschwitz to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where they died (probably of typhus) a few months later.

__________________________

Your host for this program is Robert Kelleman, the founder/director of the non-profit community organization Baltimore History & Culture.

Donations Support Our Non-Profit Community Programs - Thank You!
PayPal: [masked]
Venmo: @DCHistoryAndCulture

__________________________

Zoom Connection:
This educational and entertaining program is open to all regardless of age, geographic location, etc. and since it is an online/virtual event via Zoom you can connect from anywhere in the world.
Zoom events have a limit on the number of people that can participate and therefore the event may “sell-out” once a certain number of registrations has been reached.

Zoom Connection Link Will Be Emailed:
Login info will be emailed several times beginning 24 hours prior to the event.
If you don't receive the Zoom connection link please contact us.

Zoom Connection Suggestions:
Connecting a few minutes early is strongly recommended.
To join the event simply click the Zoom link and follow the instructions.
If clicking the link doesn’t work try copying and pasting it instead.
Password not required.
Zoom may work better in some browsers/devices than others - if one doesn’t work try another.
When all else fails please read and follow the directions. : )

_________________________

Baltimore History & Culture
Experience the history and culture of Baltimore - and the world!

We look forward to seeing you. Thanks!

Robert Kelleman
[masked][masked] (text only)

Winston Churchill War Rooms & Museum - Livestream Tour

Online event

Join us for an online/virtual tour of one of the most popular museums in London - the Churchill War Rooms (aka the Cabinet War Rooms) / Churchill Museum, which is a branch of the Imperial War Museum (which we'll be touring at a later date).

Discover the secrets of the Second World War in the underground nerve centre where Churchill and his war cabinet lived and worked.

The Churchill Museum is the first museum dedicated to the life and achievements of Sir Winston Churchill. This permanent exhibition is housed within the unique historic setting of the Cabinet War Rooms, Churchill's secret underground wartime base.

Our programme will include slides, videos and commentary on the war rooms (not a live broadcast from the museum because of Covid and other logistics concerns).

The Churchill War Rooms is a museum in London and one of the five branches of the Imperial War Museum. The museum comprises the Cabinet War Rooms, a historic underground complex that housed a British government command centre throughout the Second World War, and the Churchill Museum, a biographical museum exploring the life of British statesman Winston Churchill.

Construction of the Cabinet War Rooms, located beneath the Treasury building in the Whitehall area of Westminster, began in 1938. They became fully operational on 27 August 1939, a week before Britain declared war on Germany. The War Rooms remained in operation throughout the Second World War, before being abandoned in August 1945 after the surrender of Japan.

After the war, the historic value of the Cabinet War Rooms was recognised. Their preservation became the responsibility of the Ministry of Works and later the Department for the Environment, during which time very limited numbers of the public were able to visit by appointment. In the early 1980s, the Imperial War Museum was asked to take over the administration of the site, and the Cabinet War Rooms were opened to the public in April 1984. The museum was reopened in 2005 following a major redevelopment as the Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms, but in 2010 this title was shortened to the Churchill War Rooms.

__________________________

Your host for this program is Robert Kelleman, the founder/director of the non-profit community organization Baltimore History & Culture.

Donations Support Our Non-Profit Community Programs - Thank You!
PayPal: [masked]
Venmo: @DCHistoryAndCulture

__________________________

Zoom Connection:
This educational and entertaining program is open to all regardless of age, geographic location, etc. and since it is an online/virtual event via Zoom you can connect from anywhere in the world.
Zoom events have a limit on the number of people that can participate and therefore the event may “sell-out” once a certain number of registrations has been reached.

Zoom Connection Link Will Be Emailed:
Login info will be emailed several times beginning 24 hours prior to the event.
If you don’t receive the Zoom connection info please contact us.

Zoom Connection Suggestions:
Connecting a few minutes early is strongly recommended.
To join the event simply click the Zoom link and follow the instructions.
If clicking the link doesn’t work try copying and pasting it instead.
Password not required.
Zoom may work better in some browsers/devices than others - if one doesn’t work try another.
When all else fails please read and follow the directions. : )

_________________________

Baltimore History & Culture
Experience the history and culture of Baltimore - and the world!

We look forward to seeing you. Thanks!

Robert Kelleman
[masked][masked] (text only)

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