Art & Music Celebrated in Back-to-Back Endowed Lectures in Engelhard Hall
Liz Torrey
Students and faculty gathered in Engelhard Hall on Friday, March 22 to enjoy the 2019 Payson Art Lecture, delivered by Erik Neil and Luisa Adelfio P ’16,’19. In their talk, Luisa (who is an artist) and Erik (who is Director and CEO of The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, VA) explored social protest art, and shared works of art—from the 17th century to the 21st—that have commented on or challenged racial and gender inequality, forced migration, and the deprivations of war. You can watch their presentation on our Livestream channel. The lecture is made possible by the Payson Art Fund, established by Joanne and John Whitney Payson P’05 in 2012, in honor of John’s mother Joan Whitney Payson, and to celebrate the graduation of their daughter Joan from St. Andrew’s. This fund provides biannual lectures by notable art historians, and in alternate years supports the installation of an art exhibition for the benefit of the St. Andrew’s community.

The following Friday, March 29, the Ariel Quartet (seen here) came to St. Andrew's last Friday to lead master classes with instrumental music students and give our annual Haroldson Music Concert. Watch this esteemed chamber music quartet, formed 20 years ago in Israel, perform on the Engelhard stage via our Livestream channel. The Haroldson Concert is made possible by the Haroldson Music Fund, created in 2012 by Katherine and John Haroldson in honor of their daughters, Sarah ’09 and Katherine ’12, with a goal of enhancing the skill and understanding of our student musicians and to broaden appreciation for music among all students.

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