Terryl Lawrence, Ed.D.
Terryl Lawrence, Ed.D., has a doctoral degree in art from Columbia University and has had many exhibitions of her paintings and photographs in New York. She wrote the preface to Chaim Potok’s “Artist in Exile” and has taught photography and art in New York’s public schools, C.W. Post College and SUNY Empire State College. Dr. Lawrence currently teaches art history, photography and drawing at Florida Atlantic University and at Digital Media Arts College. She is an NEH Fellow in the Humanities.
My Cousin Jerome
Growing up with J.D. Salinger
J.D. Salinger was raised in New York City. He distinguished himself as a writer with his iconic book Catcher In the Rye and his literary tales of the Glass Family. He enjoyed a very private existence, even holding back on the publication of his works which continued to pour out of him. He was an independent man to whom even family members were not often acknowledged. His life and tales were rich with romance and creativity.
As his cousin, Professor Lawrence will bring new insights into the mysterious J.D. Salinger.
Charmed Circles in the Arts
Glamour, Politics and High Society
The beginning of the twentieth century was an exhilarating time with intellectuals beginning to scoff at Victorianism and others embracing Modernism. These brilliant moments, coupled with the horrific political climate that was developing, impacted the arts and became the perfect incubator for the unique salons that nurtured great minds and engendered the important interchange among groups of working artists, writers, musicians, actors, dancers, and critics. Each artist knew that they stood at the threshold of a new idiom, a new art, and a new age — and they were determined to create rich legacies for the future. This course will target specific personalities and the methods that led to their unique and original results. Each lecture will contain archival images and films.
Art for Almost Everyone
Personalities Who Made it Happen
Each culture has its share of dynamic personalities who create social and political standards in art, music, politics and conversation. Society is constantly dazzled or repelled by the “new” and yet, responds with interest, curiosity and often admiration for those in the inner circles. In this lecture I will address the colorful lives of a variety of individuals who stood out from the crowd by bringing novel ideas to their art and interaction with others. The one exception here is my talk on Degenerate Art which will cast a light on how dangerous life can become.