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Old Monterey Foundation to hold its first free lecture: “E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit” on Friday, June 8, 2018

sponsored by The Marcia F. Devoe Fund of the Community Foundation

  • 17 May 2018
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Event date: 6/8/2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Export event

Drying SailsFor the fifth year, Old Monterey Foundation is pleased to launch its season of free lecture events as part of its 2018 Lecture Series sponsored by The Marcia F. Devoe Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County.


What: “E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit”

This informative lecture will be given by Scott Shields, Ph.D.  Dr. Shields is the Associate Director and Chief Curator at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. He will chronicle E. Charlton Fortune’s fascinating biography and colorful artistic legacy through stories, anecdotes and powerful paintings.

The Monterey Museum of Art will feature an exhibit of E. Charlton Fortune paintings on exhibit from May 24 through August 27, 2018 (www.montereyart.org).

Bill Wojtkowski, President of the Old Monterey Foundation Board of Directors, will also present a short overview of improvements accomplished and planned for the Lower Presidio Historic Park.

When: Friday, June 8, 2018 - 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Where: Irvine Auditorium, McCone Building, MIIS; 499 Pierce Street, Monterey
Free Admission - Reception to follow.

Important: While this lecture, like others in the past, is free to the public, attendees must have a ticket.  Tickets are obtained by going to www.montereyart.org; select “Events”; next, find “Scott Shields, Ph.D. on...” and select “Learn more”.  At the bottom of the new page you will notice the information about tickets.  Those who are not members of the Monterey Museum of Art can select “Old Monterey Foundation members” or “general admission”.

For more information about Old Monterey Foundation, call (831) 346-3030 or visit www.oldmontereyfoundation.org
The lectures are very popular so attendees are urged to come early to secure a seat. This lecture is suitable for ages 9 and up.

IMAGE: Drying Sails, 1926, oil on canvas. Monterey Museum of Art, bequest of Robert J. Dwyer, 2010.017.
Exhibition organized by the Pasadena Museum of California Art