Noted art historian and critic Tina Rivers Ryan recently appeared at the Brazosport College Foundation’s second Women’s Lecture Luncheon Series of the year.  Based out of New York, Rivers Ryan is an e

Noted art historian speaks at Women’s Lecture Luncheon Series event

Noted art historian speaks at Women’s Lecture Luncheon Series event

Tue Feb 6, 2018

Noted art historian speaks at Women’s Lecture Luncheon Series event

Tina Rivers Ryan, an art historian and critic based out of New York, recently appeared at the Brazosport College Foundation’s second Women’s Lecture Luncheon Series of the year. Pictured are, from left, event sponsors David Melass and Annette Melass, Rivers Ryan and Brazosport College President Dr. Millicent Valek. Also sponsoring the event, but not pictured, are George and Anita Rau.

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Art historian and critic Tina Rivers Ryan and Brazosport College President Dr. Millicent Valek poses with a group of Brazosport College art students after Rivers Ryan’s recent appearance at the Brazosport College Foundation’s second Women’s Lecture Luncheon Series of the year. Pictured are, from left, Olivia Kloss, Jami Jinkins, Dr. Valek, Ellen Pedisich, Austin Rees, Brazosport College Associate Professor of Art Molly Brauhn, Rivers Ryan, Elly Laughland, Hannah Sternerand Corey McLain.

Noted art historian and critic Tina Rivers Ryan recently appeared at the Brazosport College Foundation’s second Women’s Lecture Luncheon Series of the year.

Based out of New York, Rivers Ryan is an experienced educator and has developed and taught courses at Columbia University, the Pratt Institute and the Museum of Modern Art. She has lectured on art in more than 20 cities internationally.

Her writing has appeared in notable publications, such as “Artforum,” “Art in America” and “Art Journal,” as well as in several books, exhibition catalogs and prominent websites. She holds a BA from Harvard, three masters degrees, and a PhD from Columbia, and has been a Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

During the luncheon on Feb. 1, Rivers Ryan’s discussion centered on four of the most paintings in Western art, in terms of influencing the course of art and history. 

The Women’s Lecture Luncheon Series is a series of events intended to help promote cultural enrichment for all women hosted by the Brazosport College Foundation.

This year’s Women’s Lecture Luncheon Series has one more event scheduled, with Green Beret and amputee John Wayne Walding appearing on April 5.

For more information about the Women’s Lecture Luncheon Series, call 979.230.3234.