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The Art of Sir Winston Churchill


English-Speaking Union of Kansas City Sir Winston Churchill as a painter after he retired from government Prime Minister Winston Churchill painting in his studio LIFE Picture Collection Winston Churchill painting on holiday in Madeira. Credit: (c) 1949 Rex Features Tim Riley, Director, Chief Curator National Churchill Museum Westminster College
Lecture Program Featuring Guest Speaker Timothy Riley, Director and Chief Curator of National Churchill Museum at Westminster College in Fulton, MO.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jan. 9, 2018 - s4story -- The English-Speaking Union, Kansas City Branch is hosting a special lecture program on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 12 noon which features a special guest speaker, Timothy Riley, Director and Chief Curator of the National Churchill Museum on the campus of Westminster College, Fulton, Mo. His lecture topic is "The Art of Sir Winston Churchill."

Not too many people know that Sir Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, was also a prolific painter. He pursued painting as a hobby after he left government in 1955 and continued painting for many years with a collection of over 500 works.

Before assuming the directorship of the National Churchill Museum in 2016, Tim served as curator for the acclaimed "Paintings of Sir Winston Churchill" exhibition in St. Louis.

He brings more than 20 years museum management and education leadership to his post, serving as the Executive Director of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation, Executive Director at The Trout Museum of Art, and as a development director at his alma mater, Lawrence University. Previously Tim was an educator and curatorial assistant at The Metropolitan Museum of Art at The Cloisters in New York City.

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In his role at Westminster, Riley directs all aspects of the National Churchill Museum including planning and curating exhibitions in Fulton and throughout the country. He is the author of several articles about art, music, and Winston Churchill. Tim earned his bachelor of arts degree from Lawrence University before pursuing graduate work in the history of art from Columbia University in the City of New York. He was inducted into the Association of Churchill Fellows of Westminster College in 2015.

When: Sunday, January 14, 2018
Time: 12 Noon Note: Please arrive by 11:45 for seating
Where: Grand Street Café, 4740 Grand Avenue,
Kansas City, Mo.
Price: $35.00 per person
all-inclusive including gratuity

For your convenience, we recommend you pay and reserve your seats online, click here http://ow.ly/IKIa30h2ces

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You may also pay by check, payable to "ESU" to:
Kevin Martin, Treasurer
5241 Reinhardt Dr.
Roeland Park, Kansas 66205

Please make your reservations online or by mail no later than January 10, 2018, or earlier, if possible so we have a good count for the restaurant.

This Sunday Brunch has been acclaimed by food critics as one of the best in Kansas City. It includes your choice of three entrees from a special Brunch menu, a selection of appetizers, salads, pastries/desserts and your choice of coffee, iced tea or soda (a cash bar for other beverages is optional).

This lecture and Sunday Brunch program is open to the public and guests of all ages would enjoy this fascinating talk on The Art of Sir Winston Churchill. There will also be several terrific door prizes at the end of the lecture. We hope to see you there!

Contact
English-Speaking Union
***@esuus.org


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