Fairmount Center for the Arts recently announced upcoming programs in its "Pull Back the Curtain" speaker series, which lets audience members take a peek behind the scenes with local arts experts.

All the speeches which are part of the series begin at 3 p.m. and are free to the community. Attendees also can enjoy refreshments provided by Toby and Melanie Maloney. The series is presented at Fairmount Center for the Arts, 8400 Fairmount Road, Novelty.

Art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman begins the series with "The Art of Auguste Rodin" Nov. 10. Stadelman’s presentations are created using facts from the artists’ own words, which give audiences a personal, intimate look at the artists’ lives and the inspiration for their art.

Steven Litt, art and architecture critic for the Plain Dealer, will present a behind the scenes look at architecture and much more Dec. 15. Litt is regarded as a major influence in the realms of art, architecture and city planning in northeast Ohio.

"Architecture is a very social art, and untangling the connections between money and power and politics and how those things are revealed in a finished product is absolutely fascinating," said Litt.

Returning on Jan. 12, 2020, Stadelman will give the audience an inside look into one of the greatest artists of the 20th Century with "The Art of Andrew Wyeth."

While programs are designed for adults, they are all family-friendly.

Reservations are not required but requested by calling 440-338-3171, emailing info@fairmountcenter.org or online at https:/ www.fairmountcenter.org/special-events/.