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Coffee Talks with Nan Colton

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Second Wednesday of the month.
Free with Museum admission.

Connect with the arts through monthly performances that give voice and embodiment to the two-dimensional. Nan Colton, the MFA’s ever popular performing artist-in-residence, turns to special exhibitions and the collection for her scripts and 30-minute presentations. Enjoy refreshments at 10 a.m., her performance at 10:30, and a general docent tour at 11:15.

January 14: “Passions in the Collection”

In celebration of the MFA’s 50th anniversary, Ms. Colton looks at founder Margaret Acheson Stuart’s favorite works.

February 11: “Han-terbury Tales”

Ms. Colton plays a merchant’s wife traveling the trade routes with her husband during the Han Dynasty.

March 11: “Drawn Toward”

For Monet to Matisse—On the French Coast, Ms. Colton pulls us into the world of Woman by the Sea, Le Puys (1893) by Alfred Stevens, a beloved painting in the collection.

April 8: Witness

The subject of Pieter Duyfhuysen’s Portrait of a Young Woman (about 1645) shares the secrets of a master at work.

May 13: 1920s – Living in Downtown St. Pete

Meet the loquacious and vivacious widow Mrs. Tidbit and hear all the St. Pete gossip of a bygone era.

June 10: Under Palmetto Leaves

Ms. Colton portrays the legendary Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, as she turns her attention to the life, environment, and people of north Florida.

For the complete 2015 Coffee Talk Schedule, CLICK HERE.

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January 14, 2015

10–11:15 am

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