In 1897, a small group of artists, architects, and designers in Vienna, Austria, rebelled against the prevailing classical styles and began a movement that celebrated a new, modern approach. Christopher Long, Professor of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin, will discuss the origins and early history of the Vienna Secession and works by some of its key figures, such as Gustav Klimt. Social time at 9:30, lecture at 10:00. Peoria Riverfront Museum, lower-level auditorium. Admission is $12 for adults, $5 for students. For more information, visit the FAS website at www.FineArtsSociety.net.
(Image: Alfred Roller, poster for the 14th Secession Exhibition, Vienna, 1902. Lithograph, 90 5/8 x 31 1/2 in. Private collection.)