The Fine Arts Society of Peoria, now in its 51st year, numbers approximately 200 members. From October through April of each year, we offer monthly lecture programs on the Fine Arts. Annual membership is $40 and includes admission to all 8 lecture events.
During the 2013-2014 season, programs will be held at Anshai Emeth, 5614 N. University Street (unless otherwise noted) on the second Thursday of the month. Coffee and light refreshments are served at 9:30am and the one-hour lecture begins at 10am.
Besides our annual lecture series, we also organize educational field trips to various art-related sites. We hope you will join us!
On Thursday, October 10th, 2013: Dr. Ingrid Cartwright speaking on "The Art of Horsemanship: Equestrian Portraits from the Baroque and Beyond."
Equestrian portraits are an ancient artistic tradition that enjoyed a golden age in the Baroque paintings of Rubens, Van Dyck and Velazquez, and also were a frequent theme in early American art. Dr. Cartwright will explore how these grand portraits of leaders on horseback do more than glorify their subjects; they reflect ideals about how to lead effectively and govern with grace.
Dr. Cartwright earned her Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, College Park. Coinciding with the 2010 World Equestrian Games, she curated the exhibit “Hoof Beats and Heartbeats: The Horse in American Art” for the Art Museum at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Cartwright is Assistant Professor of Art History at Western Kentucky University and a horsewoman.