The Mattatuck Museum presents the second of three lectures in their Spring Lunch & Learn Series, Capturing the Mystery and Beauty of Venice with Judy Kollias on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 from 11:30am-12:30pm.

Popular Museum art lecturer, Judy Kollias, will explore the allure of Venice as captured by artist Ernest Roth in his etchings. Ms. Kollias will engage the audience in a discussion about how Roth’s work s powerfully communicate story, emotion and a sense of romance. Continue the conversation over lunch (for purchase) at the Museum Café by David Alan Catering.

This series of lunchtime lectures runs in conjunction with the Reflections & Undercurrents: Ernest Roth and Printmaking in Venice, 1900-1940 exhibition in the museum’s Whittemore Gallery. This exhibition is organized by Eric Denker, Ph.D., senior lecturer at the Smithsonian’s National Gallery and includes ninety-five works: etchings, preliminary drawings, etching plates, sketchbooks, and photographs. Reflections and Undercurrents focuses on the art of Ernest David Roth (1879-1964). Roth was one of the most significant etchers of the first half of the twentieth century. This exhibition places the art and artist in the broader context of American and European etchers of the period.

Admission to Capturing the Mystery and Beauty of Venice is $5 for museum members and $10 for non-members. Join the museum to immediately qualify for the member discount. Please register in advance at or by calling (203) 753-0381 ext. 10.

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The Mattatuck Museum is operated with support from the Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts, and is a member of the Connecticut Art Trail, sixteen world-class museums and historic sites ( Located at 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Convenient, free parking is located behind the museum on Park Place.