- Last Updated on 12:02 PM 09/02/12
- BY Special to the Gazette
Berryman Green Chapter NSDAR in conjunction with The Halifax County Historical Society will meet on Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. at The Prizery with Lee Sandstead presenting a lecture on “Realizing the Revolution — Art from and about the American Revolution.” The lecture is open to the public.
The American Revolution has forever defined this country as a nation, and one of the most crucial ways that its forefathers have communicated the importance of this revolution was through art. From the intimate portraits of the first revolutionaries to grand-scale paintings such as “George Washington Crossing the Delaware,” this talk will dramatically recreate through art the most important events and people of the American Revolution.
What were the major artworks? Who were the artists who still speak to us today? Come to this illustrated talk to not only see many known and unknown artworks, but also to appreciate these historical masterpieces as art.
Without a doubt, Lee Sandstead is the world’s most fired-up art historian.
And of all the things one can say about him, the most important is that he loves art. With the help of a beautiful French woman, he discovered art in his early 20s, and ever since, he has been on one amazing art adventure after another—from exploring the world’s greatest museums to walking over 1,100 miles through portions of France, Portugal and Spain along the medieval pilgrimage trail known as the Camino de Santiago to document ecclesiastical architecture.
From 2007-2009, he was host of Travel Channel’s Art Attack with Lee Sandstead, which secured a Daytime Emmy nomination in 2009. In this series of thrilling TV documentaries, Lee and crew traveled to various museums around the United States examining each museum’s five must-see artworks in an informative, entertaining manner.
For the past decade, he has developed a national reputation as an exciting and dramatic speaker and has expressed his passion for art at over 200 major institutions including: Harvard, Yale, New York University, The Smithsonian Institution, The Walters Art Museum, The Chrysler Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Lee 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.
The DAR hostesses providing refreshments for the meeting are Jane Edmunds, Pam Jones, Byrd Murray, and Anne Raab.
For more information, contact Pam Jones at 753-9319.