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Art Lovers Book Club to present

‘Old Masters, New World’

ATTLEBORO — The Attleboro Arts Museum’s Art Lovers Book Club will present “Old Masters, New World: America’s Raid on Europe’s Great Pictures” from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, in the main gallery of the 86 Park St. museum.

The event is free and open to all. Guest speaker will be Suzanne Scanlan, lecturer at RISD’s Department of History of Art and Visual Culture.

Reservations are requested, but not required, by Jan. 18. Call 508-222-2644 x10 or email office@attleboroartsmuseum.org.

The book, by Cynthia Saltzman, explores how newly wealthy and culturally ambitious Americans in the Gilded Age began to compete aggressively for Europe’s “Old Master” pictures, causing a major migration of art across the Atlantic.

Guests are not required to have read “Old Masters” to attend.

‘School Talk’ announces Jan. shows

“School Talk,” a public affairs education show hosted by Norton resident Nadjia Varney, has issued the following revised schedule for January.

Jan. 6: Higher Education: Access, Affordability & Accountability with Nancy Carriuolo, president, Rhode Island College

Jan. 13: Is Public Education Broken? With Merrie Najimy, president, Massachusetts Teachers Association

Jan. 20: Autism: an Epidemic? With Lisa Battaglino, Dean of College of Education and Allied Studies, Bridgewater State University

Jan. 27: Cultural History and Education with Peter Stearn, provost, George Mason University, author, editor

“School Talk” airs Sundays on RI PBS WSBE at 10 a.m. (Comcast #19, Verizon #18, Cox #9); and on WSBEL at 3:30 p.m. (Comcast #294; Verizon #478; Cox #808). It is also available on YouTube: Google “tvsbsc” and scroll down to “School Talk” or Google “School Talk TV with Nadjia Varney.” Selected shows are also available at www.schooltalk.tv.

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