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.
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.
The Crocker Art Museum’s fine collection of German drawings
includes artists from Albrecht Durer to Julius Schnorr von
Carolsfeld. Dr. Breazeale will explore the history of
collecting these drawings in conjunction with the Crocker’s
special exhibit of German Drawings from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts,
Marguerite Wildenhain was a Bauhaus-trained master potter who
fled Nazi Germany, settling in Guerneville, CA, in 1949.
For the next 36 years, she practiced her craft, gave
workshops and lectured world-wide on her art. Ms
Wildenhain’s works in clay are in museum collections throughout
the world and her studio and home are now part of Armstrong
Redwoods Natural Reserve. Christopher Corey, archaeologist
with California State Parks will share her story.
Ms. Fonda will briefly discuss her education and background to
put her art work in context. She will share information
about her studio practice and how she sees her role in our
creative community. Included will be glimpses of what is
currently happening in her studio and the projects on her
Practicing and teaching as a fine artist and photographer for
more than 20 years, Kurt Fishback began making environmental
portraits of fellow artists in their personal space, recently
focusing on women artists in order to bring his archive into