Lecture Series


Lecture Series

All talks will be at the Schoolhouse

Thursday, July 12, 2018, 7:30PM

Elliot Bostwick Davis, “Creativity and Collaboration: Monhegan and the Concept of Human Flourishing” 

The talk explores the concept of human flourishing in relation to generations of artists working in remote Maine locations, including Winslow Homer, Robert Henri, Edward Hopper, Rockwell Kent, James Fitzgerald, George Bellows, N.C. and Jamie Wyeth, considering how artists innovate in relation to communities of the past and present.

Elliot Bostwick Davis is the John Moors Cabot Art Chair of the Americas Department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


Thursday, July 19, 2018, 7:30PM

Edward L. Deci, “One Hundred and Sixty Years of Monhegan Art”. Ed Deci is the President and Director of the Monhegan Museum of Art & History and has led the organization for over 35 years.

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“Ed and the Museum” by Kevin Beers


Thursday, August 16, 2018, 7:30PMEarle Shettleworth Jr., at his office Tuesday in Augusta, says he decided it would be a good time to leave as director of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission after he turns 67 in August. He has led the agency since 1975, and during his administration the commission has nominated 1,592 Maine properties to the National Register of Historic Places.

Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. “Messages from Monhegan”. Earle Shettleworth, Maine State Historian will explore early 20th century postcards of the island and the social history contained in the messages penned by visitors to the island.


Carl LittleThursday, August 23, 2018, 7:30PM

Carl Little: “Awash in Color: A Select Survey of Maine Watercolor Painting”

Funding for this lecture series is provided in part by the Maine Humanities Council