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End the month with fascinating lectures at Waterstone

We're closing out May at Waterstone at Wellesley with three fascinating lectures from some of our residents' favorite guests, including Art Matters owner Jane Blair, the historian Gary Hylander and film critic Dan Kimmel.

On Monday, Jane Blair will present the lecture, "Mother and Child," a discussion of the widespread usage of images of mothers and their children in art history. Blair uses oversized prints for easy viewing as she discusses her subject matter. She has been an art educator for approximately 20 years and has hosted her Art Matters lectures for nearly 14.

Then on Tuesday, Stonehill College professor Gary Hylander is visiting to discuss the sinking of the Lusitania. The British ocean liner was torpedoed by a German U-boat in 1915, killing nearly 2,000 passengers and crew members off the coast of Ireland. The area had been claimed as a war zone by Germany. The sinking, which resulted in a public outcry, influenced the United States' eventual entry into World War I.

Hylander frequently visits Waterstone to discuss significant moments in national and world history. His lecture will be followed by a visit from Dan Kimmel on Sunday, May 31, to discuss the World War II film, "From Here to Eternity."

The 1953 film follows a group of soldiers stationed at Schofield Barracks in the months leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The film stars Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr and Frank Sinatra in an Oscar-winning role as Clift's doomed best friend. Kimmel frequently visits to discuss classic films and educate audiences on the stories and meaning behind their favorite movies.

For the times and dates of each event, see below:

Art Matters lecture "Mother and Child"
Monday, May 25 at 2:30 p.m.
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Historian to discuss Lusitania
Tuesday, May 26 at 2:30 p.m.
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Film critic discusses "From Here to Eternity"
Sunday, May 31 at 2:30 p.m.
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