Enjoy free coffee, presented by the Sterling Society of Dunedin Fine Arts Center, and free insights on the Myth of Mona Lisa from Dee Kilgo at the Thursday, Dec. 12, Coffee and Conversation, which begins at noon.
Have you ever wondered why Leonardo da Vinciís Mona Lisa painting is the best known, most written about, most visited, most adulated, and most parodied artwork in the world? In Kilgoís slide lecture youíll hear the entertaining stories behind the creation and enduring appeal of this iconic image.
Dee (Dolores) Kilgo is Professor Emeritus of Art History at Illinois State University. A native Midwesterner, she has a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. Her teaching specialties are 19th-century European and American painting and the history of photography. Recipient of several teaching awards, Kilgo has authored two books and numerous articles. She has also received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Smithsonian Institution. Dee currently resides in Dunedin and Godfrey, Ill.