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VIRTUAL: The Art of Love with Art Historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman 

The Hudson Library & Historical Society welcomes back art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman for a live, virtual lecture on The Art of Love-Great Artistic Love Stories and Affairs of the Art on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. 

Music may be the food of love, but art has also acted as a powerful aphrodisiac. It is often said that the greatest artists also have the greatest love affairs. In this virtual presentation, Stadelman will highlight famous couples whose intense passions sparked each other’s best works including American designers Charles and Ray Eames whose pioneering use of new materials and technologies transformed the way Americans furnished their homes, Gustav Klimt and his muse Emilie Floge-a fearless, trailblazing designer who inspired some of the 20th century's most iconic paintings, Pablo Picasso and his model, muse and intellectual equal Francoise Gilot whose independence, directness, and insight nourished his insatiable appetite for life. 

Registration for this free program is required. Participants will be emailed an invitation to meet on Zoom before the program. For more information, email askus@hudson.lib.oh.us or call the Reference Desk at 330-653-6658 x1010.  

VIRTUAL: An Evening with Marco Tedesco, author of "The Hidden Life of Ice: Dispatches from a Disappearing World"

On Monday, Feb., 15 at 7 p.m., the Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Marco Tedesco, a leading world expert on Arctic ice decline and climate change and author of "The Hidden Life of Ice: Dispatches from a Disappearing World," an urgent tribute to the most beautiful and endangered place on Earth. 

"The Hidden Life of Ice, co-written with Alberto Flores d'Arcais, follows a typical day in Greenland as Tedesco unearths surprising secrets just beneath the icy surface and critical clues about the future of our planet. Alongside sobering facts on climate change, Tedesco shares stunning photographs of this surreal landscape, as well as captivating legends of Greenland’s earliest populations, epic deeds of long-ago Arctic explorers and his own moving reflections. 

Tedesco is a research professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University. After receiving his Laurea degree and PhD from the University of Naples Federico II and the Italian National Research Council, he went on to join the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center as a postdoctoral scholar and later, as a professor, became the founder and director of the Cryospheric Processes Laboratory. Tedesco has been featured in Science and frequently speaks as an expert on polar regions for The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, and others. 

Copies of "The Hidden Life of Ice" will be available for purchase courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Registration for this program is required and a valid email address is required at time of registration. Participants will receive an email invitation to attend the program, hosted on Zoom, a day before the program begins.  

If you have any questions, email askus@hudson.lib.oh.us or call 330-653-6658 x1010. 

VIRTUAL: Cleveland Museum of Art Presents Renaissance Painting

The Hudson Library & Historical Society, in collaboration with the Cleveland Museum of Art’s award-winning distance learning program, will present a live, virtual presentation on Renaissance Painting on Monday, March 1 at 10 a.m. Museum educators will lead a visually rich presentation that acquaints participants with the Renaissance, the transitional period of European history in which learning and the arts blossomed and medieval thought was gradually subjected to the beginnings of scientific scrutiny. Portraiture, early landscape elements, and contemporary details in these works show the artists’ growing attention to the world around them.

Registration for this free program is required. Participants will be emailed an invitation to meet on Zoom before the program. For more information, email askus@hudson.lib.oh.us or call the Reference Desk at 330-653-6658 x1010.