Kingsley meets on the third Wednesday of each month from
September through November, and January through April for
lectures by prominent artists, art historians, and recognized art
experts. Lectures have covered a wide variety of topics such as
American painting, Asian art, European genre painting,
photography, ceramic art, sculpture, architecture, art history,
ballet and theater.
Speakers receive an honorarium. Speakers have included artists
like Ruth Rippon, Darrell Forney, Gregory Kondos, Wayne Thiebaud,
William Allen, Robert Arneson and Gerald Silva. Major
contributions have also come from the curatorial staff at the
Crocker Art Museum and the academic community of nearby
PLEASE NOTE: Meetings are held at the Crocker Art Museum
Auditorium located at 216 O Street, Sacramento. Membership card
must be presented to enter Kingsley lecture.
Meet at the Museum to tour an exhibit featuring
photographer Dugan Aguilar (Maidu/Northern
Paiute/Achomawi) and editor Theresa Harlan (Kewa). The
exhibition celebrates the publication of their new
book, ”She Sang Me a Good Luck Song,” and a
retrospective exhibit of Aguilar’s work. Lunch following at
Peg’s Glorified Ham & Eggs, Roseville.
The deYoung exhibit “J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free” features
the luminous works of Britain’s greatest artist of the 18th
century. “Disney and Dali: Architects of the Imagination”, at the
Disney Museum, is the story of two giants of art and
entertainment, Salvador Dali and Walt Disney.
Well-known watercolor painter and portrait artist will talk about
his history as an artist, illustrated with example of his work,
including the 9′ x 20′ watercolors recently installed in the new
Sutter Medical Center.
A multi-disciplinary artist examines where she takes her dues for
her artistic expression. She will present some of her key
sources: found, noted or sketched, historic and talismanic and
how they inform her thinking.