2008-12-11 / Upcoming Events

Educational lectures at art museum

The Newport Art Museum will host its eighty-second annual season of winter lectures in January and February with an entertaining, provocative and informative line-up of speakers and topics. The winter-long theme of the lectures will be exploration.

Talks will take place on Saturdays from Jan. 10 to Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. in the John Griswold House, 76 Bellevue Ave. Each will be followed by a reception. The cost to attend is $8 for museum members and $12 for non-members.

On Jan. 10, Joel Rawson, the Providence Journal's former senior vice president and executive editor discusses "Ink on the Brink: An Executive Editor's Story."

Rawson raises the question, "If newspapers decline, what will happen to our ability to govern?" On Jan. 17, Ellen Messer, Ph.D., will talk about "Food and Security: Crisis, Challenges, Choices." Messer is adjunct professor, Sustainable International Development, Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. She will discuss the relationship between rising food prices, food shortages and security around the world.

On Jan. 24, Dr. Tim Warren gives "Lessons from Everest's Summit."

"Lessons from Everest" chronicles Dr. Warren's quest to attain the world's highest point and the lessons learned during the struggle. He reached the summit of Mt. Everest on May 24, 2008.

For the complete schedule of lectures, visit the Web site at www.newportartmuseum.org or call 848-8200.

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