Kick off the New Year with a new series of exciting and informative lectures that will give insight into Western Art History from the Renaissance to Modern Times. Ann Hoehn, Oceanside Museum of Art’s Adult Education Lecturer, will discuss topics such as Impressionism in France, Spain and Scandinavia; hidden symbolism in 17th century Dutch paintings and German Expressionism. This series will also include architecture from Italy, France, Northern Europe and the United States and will look at structures ranging from the 15th century Florentine "Pazzi Chapel" and Britain's "House of Parliament" to the work of 20th century masters such as Le Corbusier, Gropius, and Frank Lloyd Wright. If you ever wanted to find out how the Empire State Building ended up being higher than Van Allen's Chrysler Building, then you are not going to want to miss this engaging lecture series. Each lecture is free for OMA members and $10 for nonmembers. For reservations please call (760) 435-3721. Seating is limited.