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LIVE Hybrid Lecture


We look forward very much to starting our 2023 season with you and one of our favourite lecturers, Stella Grace Lyons, so please join us for our next


LIVE Hybrid Lecture

(in person and online via Zoom)


on Monday, 30 Januar 2023

at 8 pm CET (Berlin)


Magic Realism in New England:
The mesmerizing work of

Andrew Wyeth

by Stella Grace Lyons


© Stella Grace Lyons,

(© Stella Grace Lyons,


‘If there is such a thing as a purely American tradition in Art, it is represented at its best in the straightforward canvases of Andrew Wyeth.’ — LIFE magazine, 1948.

Andrew Wyeth is one of America’s best-known Realist painters of the 20th century. In a career spanning 75 years, he created paintings of everyday life in Pennsylvania and Maine that were imbued with mystery and emotion. He painted with an exacting detail that led to his style being termed ‘magic realism’. This talk looks at his poignant landscapes, his scandalous ‘Helga’ series and his moving portraits, including a focused look at his most iconic work, ‘Christina’s World’.


Lecturer: Stella Grace Lyons

© Stella Grace Lyons,

(© Stella Grace Lyons,


‘Without sacrificing scholarship, Stella Lyons has a most engaging way of hooking an audience into sharing her passionate interest in art history, drawing three dimensional human stories and experiences from the two-dimensional canvas’ – Maev Kennedy, writer and Arts correspondent for The Guardian


Stella Grace Lyons is a freelance Art History lecturer, speaker and writer accredited with The Arts Society. She has lectured across the UK, Ireland, Spain, Norway, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Malaysia and will soon embark on a lecturing tour in Australasia.


Stella gained her BA in the History of Art with a 1st class in her dissertation from the University of Bristol (2007-2011), and her MA in History of Art from the University of Warwick. She spent a year studying Renaissance art in Italy at the British Institute of Florence, and three months studying Venetian art in Venice. In addition, she attended drawing classes at the prestigious Charles H. Cecil studios in Florence, a private atelier that follows a curriculum based on the leading ateliers of nineteenth century Paris.


Stella runs her own Art History lectures both in person and online. She is a regular lecturer in the UK and Europe for The Arts Society, Tour companies, and the National Trust, amongst others. Stella is also a part-time lecturer for the University of South Wales.


She has written about art for several publications and her article on Norwegian art was recently featured on the front cover of The Arts Society magazine.

In addition to her lecturing work, Stella works as an artist’s model for the internationally renowned figurative artist, Harry Holland.



a) At the Community Hall of

The All Saints Church
in Dahlem
Hüttenweg 46
14195 Berlin

(Link to Website)


The All Saints Church in Dahlem


b) online via Zoom



How to attend?


a) For the on-site lecture at The All Saints Church:

You do not need to register in advance, just come over and attend the lecture in person. You will be asked to pay your guest fee (adults: €10.00, students: €5.00) at the door. Doors open 7:30 pm.


Please make sure to be on time. For security reasons, entrance doors will be locked at 8 pm.


b) For the online Zoom lecture as a guest:


Please click here to register as a guest



Best wishes

The Arts Society Berlin

Ursula Fortune and the members of the Board and Committee





At our Annual General Meeting (Ordentliche Mitgliederversammlung) held on 31 October 2022 the following Board and Committee members were elected for another term of two years.



  • Chairman:
    Ursula Fortune

  • Vice Chairman/ Programme Secretary:
    Sabine Bodenhorn

  • Membership Secretary
    Barbara Philipp-Wald

  • Treasurer:
    Maximilian Schürmann


  • Events:
    David Ashley

  • IT:
    Stephen Short

  • Hospitality:
    Jessica Benecke
    Carola von Burg
    Barbara Hoene
    Jacqueline Wekwerth

We thank all Board and Committee members for their ongoing commitment to the Society and all voters for their trust and support.


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