Friends @ Home Art Docent Webinar | Visions of the Southwest: The Art of Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Presented by Phoenix Art Museum Docent Program

Take a trip through the Southwest with two unique and different artists, Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams. Through O’Keeffe’s paintings and Adams’s photographs we will visit both well-known and seldom seen areas of the Southwest. Along the way we will learn about how O’Keeffe and Adams created their art and how the two artists are both different and similar.


Our guide for this exploration will be Rebecca Albrecht, who has been a Docent at Phoenix Art Museum since 2011. During her time with the Docents she has given talks at the Museum and throughout the local area. She has served in a number of roles for the Docents including serving as its President 2018-19. Before becoming a Docent, Rebecca was a Judge of the Superior Court in Arizona. When Rebecca is not teaching others about art, she enjoys photography, travel and various other hobbies. She also maintains an active practice of arbitrations and mediations and serves as her law firm’s general counsel.

Friends @ Home Art Docent Webinar | Stanley Kubrick
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Still from Dr. Strangelove (c) Kubrick Archive

Stanley Kubrick was an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and photographer. Widely considered one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, his films, almost all of which are adaptations of novels or short stories, cover a wide range of genres and are noted for their realism, dark humor, extensive set designs, and innovative cinematography.

Join us for a talk focusing on Kubrick’s thirteen feature films and the underlying theme of “the disruption of rationale systems,” including clips from several of the films. The talk will also include background information and notes about his films that were not made.

Still from 2001: A Space Odyssey (c) Kubrick Archive

Our guide for this exploration will be Contemporary Jewish Museum docent Susan Light. Growing up and studying on the east coast, Susan Light came to California in 1977 to train in pediatrics at UCSF and went on to practice pediatric hematology/oncology. She switched paths in 1990 to work in the pharmaceutical industry doing clinical drug development. She decided to broaden her life by becoming a docent at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.

Buying a (used) dream car led to her marrying its mechanic (another story in itself) and she now has two adult children. She continues on her journey with consulting in drug development, volunteer work in her community, and writing non-fiction.

Friends @ Home Author Webinar | Anthony Sattin Discusses ‘Nomads’
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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A time of social, political, and economic chaos, with changing climate and crowded cities becoming ever more dysfunctional, as the civilized settled world comes full circle—this seems the perfect moment to consider the role that nomads have played in the human story.

The common view of that story is that we all began as nomadic hunter-gatherers then figured out how to farm, settled down, and created cities with specialization of labor, writing, monuments, and other hallmarks of civilization. As Anthony Sattin writes in his groundbreaking new book NOMADS: THE WANDERERS WHO SHAPED OUR WORLD, this tells only half the human story. Many of us never settled, never stopped moving.

Drawing on wide-ranging research and recent discoveries, Sattin takes us back 12,000 years to a time when all of our ancestors were constantly on the move, nomads living in harmony with the natural world rather than trying to tame it. Moving forward, first across Eurasia and later into Australia and North America, placing the forgotten co-creators of our modern world in the center of this sweeping history, Sattin shows how nomads have been anything but history’s “uncivilized barbarians.” In what the Times (UK) has called “a book of beauty and beguiling rhythm that offers unsettling lessons about our present-day world,” Sattin shows how nomads have flourished empires in the past and points to ways in which they might help with solutions to the crises we now face.

Anthony Sattin is the author of several acclaimed books of history, including The Gates of Africa, Lifting the Veil, and most recently, The Young T.E. Lawrence. His journalism has appeared around the world, including in the Wall Street Journal, Sunday Times, Al Jazeera, and Conde Nast Traveler. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a contributing editor to Conde Nast Traveler. He lives in London, England.

Those who are interested in purchasing Nomads before this talk can order directly from Books Inc. via their website.