The Siegal Lifelong Learning Program will host Conversations at Judson Park, a monthly luncheon program open to the public through December.

Local university faculty and laypeople will lead discussions on a variety of academic and contemporary issues, giving participants an opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations and ask questions of topic experts.

Carol Salus, professor of art history, will present the next session, “The Effects of Aging on Picasso’s Last Years and His Art.” This session will be held Monday, Oct. 22, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Judson Park (2181 Ambleside Drive).

Talk details

This fully illustrated presentation will reveal the overwhelmingly autobiographical nature of Picasso’s art. His artistic talent, a result of constant work and great gifts, will be evident.

The session also will cover significant biographical events of Picasso’s later years, along with a look at his increasingly younger and beautiful partners and wife. Picasso’s fears about aging merit discussion in terms of his coping mechanisms as well as how his creative powers helped him to deal with them.

Series details

Two lectures will remain after the October event:

  • “Medieval Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art” by Associate Professor of Art History Elina Gertsman Monday, Nov. 12; and
  • “Perceptions of Cleveland” by Nina Gibans, a cultural consultant, Monday, Dec. 10.

Each lecture in the series costs $25 for Siegal Lifelong Learning members and $30 for nonmembers. Judson residents also pay the member cost through Judson Park. The cost includes lunch.

Complimentary parking is available.

Learn more and register for events in the series.