Art Institute Associates Unveil Lecture Schedule for New Season -BYLN-

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The Fox Valley Community Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago announces its new program schedule for the 2010-11 season and details its first program of the year.

The first program of the season will be Wednesday, Sept. 15, at the Dunham Woods Riding Club, off Army Trail Road in Wayne. The topic is "What is a Masterpiece?" This program presents the idea of masterpieces by discussing paintings, sculptures, and architecture regarded as such throughout the history of world art.

The presentation will be led by Claire Copping Cross, a lecturer for 20 years in the Chicago area with an advanced degree from the University of Chicago in Renaissance art.

Guests are welcome to this program; the lecture fee is waived. The cost of lunch is $25. Coffee is served at 10 a.m., the lecture is at 10:30 a.m. and lunch at noon. For reservations, call Georgia at (630) 513-7891 by Sept. 7.

The locally presented programs cover a range of artistic interests, from what is a masterpiece to the art market. In December, the group will hear about 17th-century Dutch domestic genre paintings. The new year starts with a January program telling the story of Daniel Burnham and his vision for the development of Chicago.

In February, the study series includes two local lectures on the evolution of Greek art, from Mycenaean to the Classical period. Guests are welcome to these local meetings The final local program, at the annual meeting, considers buying and selling on the art market.

The other programs involve bus trips to Chicago or elsewhere. Due to Art Institute policies, programs involving travel are restricted to Fox Valley Associates members. …