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Offering you an opportunity to get "inside the story" of world famous art and culture 
with expert instructors in their fields.

Our programs are detailed explorations into a particular artistic genre or 
movement aimed at satisfying the curiosity of those who want to develop or enhance their appreciation of the creative mind at work.
Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Great news!  After a four-month residency at the University of Nevada, David is back with a new spring series of the best of American short fiction.

 

 

David has selected an anthology edited by fiction writer Ben Marcus, entitled "New American Stories."  The collection, which the Guardian described as a "landmark anthology" features a diverse group of important writers, some of whom we have already sampled and other emerging voices that will be new to all of us.  George Saunders, Lydia Davis, Deborah Eisenberg, Dennis Johnson among others, which Marcus has collected into a coherent aesthetic statement about America that "amounts to more than the sum of its parts."  
 
The dates for the series are:
 
May 25
June 1 -- NOTE:  WE WILL BEGIN AT 10:30 ON JUNE 1.  ALL OTHER SESSIONS START, AS USUAL AT 10.  
June 8
June 15
June 22
June 29

 

 

 

Enrollment is limited!  If you plan to attend, please enroll online or RSVP via email and send a check to Inside the Story, 508 S. Santa Anita Ave., Pasadena CA 91107. Series:  $360.  Individual sessions:  $65.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DATES: 6 THURSDAY MORNINGS May 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

WHERE: Pasadena Address Forwarded Upon Enrollment

TICKETS: Series $360  Individual session $65

Series



Individual Session

 

 

Before there were photographs there were paintings  Join art historian Robin Trento on a trip back in time to 18th century Europe.  From Paris then Venice then Rome, Europe's iconic cities have played host to countless magnificent ceremonies and events and who better than the artists of the time to record them for posterity.  During the eighteenth century, princes, popes, and ambassadors commissioned master painters such as Canaletto and Panini to record memorable moments, from the Venetian carnival to eruptions of Vesuvius, inspiring what became the golden age of view paintings.

 

This important exhibition of more than 40 works is the first of its kind, focusing on views of historic events.  Many of these works have never been seen in the U.S.  With Robin's always fascinating commentary on the artists, the paintings and the events they capture, we will become "eyewitnesses on the scene."

 

 

 

 

Enrollment is limited, if you wish to attend please enroll below or send RVSP via email and send a check for $50 to Inside the Story, 508 S. Santa Anita Ave., Pasadena CA 91107.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

WHERE: Getty Center

 

TICKETS: $50

 

 

 

Mexican art specialist Clare Kunny will be our guide on a wonderful photography tour of the exhibition "Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray" currently on view at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach.  

 

 

 

Some history:  in 1931, photographer Nickolas Muray traveled to Mexico on vacation and met artist Frida Kahlo.  The two started a romance that continued on and off for the next 10 years and a friendship that lasted a lifetime.  The artistic byproduct of all this can be seen at MOLA in 50 portraits taken of Frida by Muray.  

 

 

 

The photographs, taken from 1937 to 1946, explore Muray's unique perspective as Kahlo's lover, friend and confidant.  What makes these photographs even more extraordinary is their artistry.  Muray was an acclaimed artist in his own right, having pioneered color portrait photography.  His photographs of Kahlo have become some of the most iconic images of her and are essential to our understanding and appreciation of Kahlo.  

 

 

 

As always, Clare will bring her unique perspective to this show.  It will be a morning of great art and social history.   We hope you can join us!

 

 

 

 

Enrollment is limited, if you wish to attend please enroll below or send RVSP via email and send a check for $50 to Inside the Story, 508 S. Santa Anita Ave., Pasadena CA 91107.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

WHERE: Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach

 

TICKETS: $50