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ArtBreak 2022-2023: Lunch & Lecture Program


ArtBreakThrough the Ages

For far more than art appreciation, come deepen your existing knowledge of history and discover the inextricable link between art and message—a reflection of and influence on their times and our own. Referencing works around the world and in our own Collection, M&G’s Director of Education, Donnalynn Hess and Executive Director, Erin Jones offer a memorable and engaging journey of art through the ages.


Dates: 1st Thursdays at Noon, during academic year

Location: The Davis Room, Dixon-McKenzie Dining Common on the campus of Bob Jones University

Parking: reserved spaces will be available in M&G’s parking lot.

Register: Click on the dates below to register.

Note: Lunch orders must be complete by 8AM on the Monday prior to each scheduled ArtBreak. Rather than box lunches, Aramark Catering will provide a Deli Bar with the following spread: sliced oven-roasted turkey, roasted beef, and ham, and tuna; a cheese and relish tray; a variety of baked breads and rolls, two green salads, chips, assorted cookies, and beverages.


  • Member without lunch: FREE
  • Member with lunch: $15.00
  • Non-member without lunch:  $6.00
  • Non-member with lunch:  $17.00

Fall Topics

October 6: The Beauty of the “Dark Ages”: The Romanesque Period (c. 10th -12th century)

November 3: From Darkness to Light: The Gothic Period (c. 12th-15th century)

December 1: Beauty’s “Rebirth”: The Renaissance (c. late 15th– early 16th century) (week of lighting)


Spring Topics

February 2: Dramatic Realism: The Baroque Period (c. mid-late 16th– 17th century)

  • Box lunches served with a tour of M&G’s Baroque exhibition at the Lenz Gallery at First Presbyterian, downtown Greenville

March 2: The Restrained and Exuberant: Neo-Classical and Rococo Movements (18th century)

April 6: Art as “Idea”:  The Romantic, Pre-Raphaelite, and Realist Painters (18th-19th century)