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ArtBreak 2022: Lunch & Lecture Program


ArtBreak: Celebrating the Landmarks

From providential start to creative adaptations to surprising future plans, M&G’s 70-year existence reveals a consistent focus and mission rooted in our history. Gain further insight to an internationally respected collection from a variety of speakers to understand the M&G of tomorrow—a museum intentionally designed to serve students of all ages and enrich the whole person—mind, heart, and soul.

Dates: 1st Thursdays at Noon, during academic year

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

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


    • Member without Lunch: FREE
    • Non-Member without Lunch: $5
    • Member with Lunch: $12
    • Non-Member with Lunch: $15

Registration is closed for this event.

Note: Lunch orders must be complete by NOON 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.


Topics & Speakers:

February 3, 2022: Greenville, South Carolina’s Unlikely World Impact of Mills and Old Masters

John Nolan, Greenville History Tours

March 3, 2022: “Something Big and Dramatic”: Bob Jones Jr. as a Collector of Old Master Paintings

Richard P. Townsend, independent curator and career museum director

  • Note: a new M&G catalog featuring 55 Old Masters from the Collection will be made available for purchase at this event.

April 7, 2022: What’s Next?: Expansion & Mission

Developer Phil Hughes and M&G Executive Director, Erin R. Jones



Miss one of the sessions below? View recordings here.

October 7, 2021: For Every Collection, There Must Be a Collector

Dr. Bob Jones III, M&G Board Chairman

November 4, 2021: Transition Years of the Collection: Daring to Be a Docent

former M&G docent panel with Jan Churdar, Mary Beale, Debbie Miller, and Tammy Strock

December 2, 2021: Dr. Bob and the M&G Collection: Some Personal Reminiscences

Dr. David Steel, retired curator from the North Carolina Museum of Art