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L. Michael Sandstead, art historian, will be speaking to the North Texas Objectivist Society in Dallas on Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 7:00 PM!

Illustrated presentation: "Why I LOVE Art!"

Two heart-pounding hours!

“Why I love Art!” is a narrative the details Sandstead’s personal discovery of art—from painting and sculpture to portraiture and still-lifes. Sandstead will discuss his passion for art, tell about the French woman who introduced him to art history, and explain the personal meaning of many great art works from Old Masters to modern-day masters.

“Art has transformed every fiber of this Tennessean’s being for the better,” says Sandstead. “This talk is how I did it—and how you can do it as well.”

Sandstead has delivered this lecture from Harvard to New York University, Sandstead says it is “. . . one of my favorite lectures—and the most personal.”



Mr. Sandstead is the host of "Art Attack" on the Travel Channel and lectures on a wide variety of art-historical and aesthetic issues. Widely known for his knowledge and passion, he has lead numerous tours through the priceless collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. His lectures on art history and art appreciation have been heard nationally and internationally at over 30 universities and institutions. His art-historical photography has been published in numerous books and publications, including: The New York Times and Fortune. He currently teaches Art History at Averett University in Danville, Virginia.

He is best known for his dynamic and engaging lecturing style. Showing a great passion for his subject, he encourages each attendee to integrate art into their own lives.

Please see his interview at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A9tJmbxjRU

The speaker's website is: http://www.sandstead.com/


Some comments from his Sandstead’s presentation to NTOS last August, 2008:

Pamela: “Lee was awesome! What a wonderful evening. His unpretentious approach to art education and enthusiasm for the topic are unsurpassed.”

John: “Lee is an outstanding speaker. He knows his subject matter and is very passionate about it.”

Scott: “Wow! What an awesome speaker. Sandstead is a fantastic story teller. He really made his subject matter come alive. I am not an art history buff by any means, but Mr. Sandstead made me appreciate it more than I ever have before.”

Tom: “Absolutely wonderful!”

Sarah: “Sandstead was a tremendous speaker, I enjoyed this lecture thoroughly.”

Doug: “The speaker was passionate about his subject and his passion was infectious. It was easy to see why he was voted most popular professor at schools where he taught.”






7:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Arrival, signing-in, and seating

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Lecture and Q&A

* Refreshments only. Business casual.

* The speaker reserves all copyright. Note-taking is permitted, but by participation each audience member agrees not to publish any lecture notes.

* NTOS requests everyone to avoid Rand/Branden, Peikoff/Kelley, and ARI/TAS issues at our speaker events so as not to distract from the purpose of the speaker's visit, which topics may be more appropriately and freely discussed at other NTOS events.

* We will ask the speaker to at least briefly stop at the scheduled time so that everyone in the audience can properly thank the speaker and anyone who needs to can leave before having the speaker continue with any further Q&A for those who may wish to stay longer.



We request advance registration for limited seating, to build membership in NTOS, for our security, and to avoid the management of payments at the door.

Please register as follows:

(1) Visit our event listing at: http://aynrand.meetup.com/71/calendar/list/

.. a. RSVP for yourself plus any welcome guests you may wish to bring.

.. b. Pay the event fee(s) via the payment link provided.

(2) "Contact Organizer" via http://aynrand.meetup.com/71/suggestion/

to send an e-mail with the following information:

.. a. Your name;

.. b. The name(s) of your guest(s), if any;

.. c. Your e-mail address;

.. d. Your mailing address;

.. e. Your telephone number(s).

We will not give out, publish, or sell your contact information.



Once finalized, the location information will be sent via e-mail to those who register.



If you have any questions, need any special accommodation, or have any difficulties regarding making online registration, please contact us via the "Contact Organizer" feature on Meetup at: http://aynrand.meetup.com/71/suggestion/

We hope you can join us!

"Old Toad", Organizer

North Texas Objectivist Society

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