The New York School
A SAAC Study Series with Gay Bechtelheimer

As a way to say thank you to our wonderful members for your continued support throughout this global pandemic, the Board of Directors and Membership Committee would like to invite you to “The New York School,” a lecture series presented by Gay Bechtelheimer. Please join us for a brief reception, followed by an entertaining dive into the context, characters, and culture of the Abstract Expressionist movement.

Reservation Required • Complete the Form Below or Call 870-862-5474

During the 1940’s, the center of the art world shifts from Paris to New York. Over the course of six discussions, we will survey the events and influencers of this transformation, the associated artists, and the art historical movements they inspired.

Thursday Evenings at 6:00 p.m.
August 13th,
Events and Influencers
September 3rd,
First Generation/Abstract Expressionists
September 24th,
Color Field
October 15th,
Richard Diebenkorn
November 12th,
Second Generation
December 3rd,
Ninth Street Women

“At the first lecture, we will delve into the context of the Abstract Expressionist movement by looking at art and what brings about change in that art form. Is it war? Is it social change? Is it global migration?” Gay Bechtelheimer

In order to keep SAAC and our members as safe as possible, we will follow all directives from the Arkansas Department of Health. Reservations are required, to determine assigned seating in the theatre. Patrons will be temperature checked at the door, and masks are required. Beer and wine will be served in the gallery, where guests can pick up their seating assignments and an individually packaged snack to enjoy during Gay’s presentation.

“We’ve been looking for a safe, creative way to say thank you to our membership. By offering the lecture series free of charge, and observing social distancing requirements, we hope to remind our members just what a wonderful community SAAC is, and how much their support means.” Laura Allen

South Arkansas Arts Center