Our partners at the Woodmere Museum have a whole line up of fantastic lectures to support their PIFA project - which you can learn more about at PIFA.org
The exhibition The Promise of Peace: Violet Oakley’s United Nations Portraits focuses on an important series of portraits made by Philadelphia artist Violet Oakley (1874-1961) in 1946 to record the historic opening meetings of the United Nations. Oakley attended some of the first meetings of the UN, and her portraits of delegates and representatives from across the globe are studied from life.
Along with the exhibition there will be over twenty special events capturing the essence of the time (mid 1940’s): jazz and classical music events; Tuesday evening film viewings; lectures on the topics of peace, art and human rights, and Violet Oakley; and fun family events for all ages.
A few of the supporting lectures:
Artist Violet Oakley went to London in 1946 to record the historic opening sessions of the United Nations. Today artists continue to hold up a mirror to the world, hoping to shine a light on injustices, human rights violations, and the never-ending search for peace.