European Art Series

 European Art Series with Jane Oneail Via Zoom. 

This eight part monthly series is a collaboration of eleven libraries and will take place on Sundays from September 2022 to April 2023. 

Generously sponsored by the Nash Fund.


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.

Botticelli: Beauty, Virtue and the Bonfire of the Vanities 

Date:  Sunday, September 25

Time:  3pm

Location: Online - via Zoom. Register HERE.

Birth of VenusSandro Botticelli was a leading artist of the early Italian Renaissance with a distinctive linear style.  This program will focus on how his explorations of beauty and myth dramatically shift after the rise of the religious leader Savonarola and his Bonfire of the Vanities.




Off with Their Heads! The Art of the French Revolution

Date:  Sunday, October 16

Time:  3pm

Location: Online - via Zoom. Register HERE

NapoleonFrom the over-the-top lavish lives of the royals at Versailles to portraits of revolutionary leaders to triumphant images of Napoleon, this program will examine artwork from this period of tremendous political upheaval in France.  With works by French master including Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun, Jacques-Louis David and Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, we’ll consider the role of paintings in the struggle for power in the late 1700s and early 1800s.





The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood: A Medieval Fantasy

Date:  Sunday, November 6

Time:  3pm

Location: Online - via Zoom. Registration details to follow.

I am half-sick of shadows, said the lady of shalott by John William Waterhouse

This program will provide an introduction to the Pre-Raphaelites of the 19th century and look at the painting of the leading members, including William Holman Hunt, Dante Gabrielle Rossetti and William Waterhouse.  Learn about the roots of this British movement and see how the artists’ fascination with the medieval past, Romanticism and Realism led to a beautiful style that lasted more than half a century.




Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel

Date:  Sunday, December 4

Time:  3pm

Location: Online - via Zoom. Registration details to follow.
Creation of Adam by MichelangeloThe Sistine Chapel is one of the most beautiful and most famous works of art in the world.  Dive into Michelangelo’s inspiration and process (did her really lie down as he painted the ceiling?) and consider how the masterwork has been altered by time and restoration.


January 8, 2023  Sunflowers & Starry Nights: The Genius of Vincent Van Gogh

February 5, 2023  Sacred Symbols and Devilish Details: Northern Renaissance Painting from Campin to Bosch

March 5, 2023  Parisian Cafes and Impressionist Painting

April 9, 2023  The Surreal World of Rene Magritte