Tamara de Lempicka’s story is one of self-invention. From her beginnings as a Jewish aristocratic fugitive from the Russian Revolution, to taking Paris by storm as a successful artist living on her own terms, Lempicka became an icon of the Roaring Twenties. Bohemian and bisexual, her unique style reflected the shifting morals of the age, representative of the decadent European elite, boldly celebrating female sexuality. Few artists embody an epoch as completely – a true Art Deco diva. Presented in partnership with The Women’s Art Association of Canada. Generously sponsored by the Fingerhut/Metcalfe family.
Guest speaker: Alexandra Epps, arts lecturer, official guide and lecturer at Tate Modern and Tate Britain
Please note: The in-person option of this program will be a ‘watch party’ at the JCC, we will watch the virtual lecture together! In person seating will be limited. Zoom simulcast/live stream options the day of the lecture will be available.Due to copyright issues, this virtual lecture will not be recorded.
Alexandra Epps is an accredited lecturer for The Arts Society, and an official guide and lecturer at Tate Modern, Tate Britain and the Guildhall Art Gallery. Alexandra is a qualified guide to the City of London, offering lectures and walks about many aspects of the arts for societies, corporations and private individuals. She is a member of the City of London Guide Lecturers Association, and co-author of the book Lord Mayor’s Portraits 1983-2014 (2015). Alexandra’s background is in design, having practiced as a graphic designer running her own design consultancy for many years. For the Miles Nadal JCC, Alexandra gave the fascinating virtual lecture Peggy Guggenheim and her Impact on Twentieth Century Art in April 2022, and we are delighted to welcome her back this spring! For more information, please visit www.artcity.co.uk
Beverley Fingerhut was one of the very first female IT executives in Canada, becoming Vice-President at CGI Canada. Later, she became National Program Director at the Centre of Excellence in Business Analysis at the Schulich School of Business at York University. A lifelong learner and hearty appreciator of culture, her love of visual art inspired her to volunteer as a docent at the AGO. A devoted Miles Nadal JCC community member and lay leader, Beverley generously volunteered her time for six years to lovingly curate and lead the Miles Nadal JCC Book Club. In December 2019, UJA Federation honoured Beverley with a Community Volunteer Award, in recognition of her years of devotion to our community. Beverley passed away in April 2021. She touched and transformed the lives of so many in our JCC community, and she is dearly missed. To commemorate Beverley’s lasting legacy, the Annual Beverley Fingerhut Memorial Lecture was created. Honour to her memory!
This program is supported by a Resilient Communities Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation
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