Art Series

New Art Series with Jane Oneail Via Zoom. 

The library will host a 5 part art series held on the first Thursday of each month beginning in November. Links to past programs in this series can be found at the bottom of this page.


About the Presenter: Jane Oneail holds a master’s in Art History from Boston University and a master’s in Education from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She is a NH native and has worked at some of the state’s most esteemed cultural institutions.

This virtual event is a collaboration between the Burlington, North Andover and Tewksbury libraries and generously supported by the Friends of the Burlington Public Library.

John Singer Sargent: Master with a Brush

Date: Thursday, December 2

Time:  7pm

Location: Online via Zoom.  Advance registration is required.  Register here.

Lady Agnew of Lochnaw by John Singer SargentJohn Singer Sargent, a masterful nineteenth-century artist, is celebrated for his Grand Manner portraiture of the European and American elite. This program will explore his most beloved as well as rarely seen images, including portraits, forays into Impressionism and stunning watercolors.






Frenemies: The Art World's Greatest Rivalries 

Date: Thursday, January 6 

Time: 7pm

Location: Online via Zoom.  Advance registration is required.  Register here.

Picasso-Matisse imageJane Oneail will examine the ways some of the world’s greatest artists challenged and competed with each other for commissions, sales and status. Learn about rivalries between da Vinci and Michelangelo, Constable and Turner and Matisse and Picasso and decide who history has treated most kindly.




Made For Each Other: Famous Couples in the World of Art

Date: Thursday, February 3 

Time: 7pm

Location: Online via Zoom.  Advance registration is required.  Register here.

Famous Couples in Art image

The art world is fueled by passion and competition. This program looks at famous artist couples throughout the history of art and examines how they inspired, pushed and influenced each other. The program will include Dutch Baroque artists Judith Leyster and Jan Molenaer, early modernists Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz as well as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.




Georgia O'Keeffe: Beyond the Blossoms

Date: Thursday, March 3

Time: 7pm

Location: Online via Zoom.  Advance registration is required.  Register here.

OKeeffe image

Flower painting has long been the realm of women artists, so it is not  surprising that Georgia O’Keeffe is best known for her revolutionary floral still lifes. Of course, in her eight-decade-long career, O’Keeffe explored a variety of subjects, including the skyscrapers of NYC and the deserts of New Mexico. This program will shine a light on other subjects and examine the ways O’Keeffe employed abstraction to become known as the “Mother of American modernism.” 



Past programs:

Art of the Scandal: Thefts, Vandals and Forgeries  

Listen to this recorded program HERE

Mona LisaJoin Jane Oneail as she explores some of the most brazen criminal acts in the art world and features works by artists including da Vinci, Michelangelo and Rembrandt. Learn more about works that were targeted and how they were recovered and restored for our enjoyment today.