Concerts & Lectures
Seating limited to 100 people for all Concerts and Lectures.
Sunday, July 23, 2017/2:30 p.m./FREE
Sara Smith will lead a free workshop entitled “Readings from Eudora Welty.” Smith is a former Professor at Montgomery College, and instructor at Shepherd University’s Lifelong Learning Program.
Readings include: “A Worn Path.” More information to follow. Reserve your spot by calling the museum at 301-739-5727 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sara Webb Smith, an Emeritus Professor of English at Montgomery College, also taught composition and literature at the University of Arkansas, University of Illinois, and the University of North Carolina. She received a BA degree from Millsaps College and a MA from University of Arkansas. She was twice honored with Montgomery College’s Outstanding Faculty Service Award and received the Outstanding Teacher Award from the University of Maryland Center for Teaching Excellence and the On Her Shoulders We Stand Award in recognition of her leadership for the advancement of women and women’s studies scholarship. She now resides in Shepherdstown, WV, and teaches courses in the Lifelong Learning Program at Shephard University and the Osher Program at Johns Hopkins University.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Museum to host art activities, music, games, and more!
Jim Lehrer: “Remembering Eudora Welty – the person”
Sunday, September 17, 2017/2:30 p.m./$25 General Admission/$20 museum members
Journalist and former PBS NewsHour anchor, Jim Lehrer, will share stories and memories of his friendship with Eudora Welty. A reception to follow in the Kaylor Atrium.
Click to reserve your spot.
September 24, 2017 at
2:30 p.m./Bowman Gallery/Ticketed Event
Mark Valenti received his Master of Music from Northwestern University, Bachelor of Music from the Philadelphia Musical Academy and has studied with such notable teachers as Benjamin Whitten, Zoltan Kocsis and Mary Sauer. In addition to giving solo recitals in cities throughout the U.S. and Canada, Mr. Valenti has performed in France, Belgium, Hungary and Luxembourg as well as for former First Lady Barbara Bush in Washington, D.C.
Mark Valenti has performed in recital live on WFMT classical radio. He has also done extensive work in the Jazz field including performances with Gregory Hines, Frank Foster and Al Grey and has appeared on television with Joe Sudler’s Swing Machine and singer/actor Christopher Durham.
Formerly Professor of Music at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Xavier University in Chicago and the Loire Valley Music Institute in France, Mr. Valenti currently teaches at his studio in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago and is available for lessons for all levels and all styles.