The Arts and Culture Department of the Miles Nadal JCC is committed to transforming lives through experiential learning. We offer the highest quality of affordable adult arts programming in a prime downtown location that is fully accessible. In an intimate and welcoming setting, we provide participants with moments of fulfillment and discovery.
We hope that you will enjoy our stimulating daytime lecture series with high profile guest speakers such as Iain Scott, Kevin Courrier, Osnat Lippa and more!
To register for any Monday afternoon lecture series, please call our Information Desk at 416-924-6211 x0.
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Due to illness, there will be no lecture on January 29, it has been rescheduled to Monday February 26.
With film critic Kevin Courrier
From its Russian origins, to the Actor’s Studio, to film stars such as Marlon Brando, James Dean, Julie Harris and Robert de Niro, discover how this revolutionary acting style transformed American theatre and film.
1:30 - 3:30 pm
With Iain Scott, one of Canada’s foremost opera educators.
The nineteenth century was a period when European interest in the rest of the world expanded and fascination with other cultures became widespread - a process which culminated in the imperialist and colonial "scramble for Africa" at the end of the century. In the middle of the century, a series of great international expositions in London and Paris spurred the public's focus towards foreign markets and overseas opportunities. This outward-looking trend was reflected in all the arts and especially in opera - where it became fashionable to select far-away and seemingly “exotic” countries as the location of opera plots.
1:30 - 3:00 pm
When Jewish artist Chaim Soutine arrived in Paris in 1913, he created influential paintings imbued with torment and personal expression. Dominating the new art scene of Montparnasse, Soutine was considered the most talented artist of his ‘school of Paris’ contemporaries.