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ArtBreak 2023-2024: Lunch & Lecture Program

ArtBreak: The Past Meets the Present

From Egyptian pyramids to Roman colosseums, from Medieval stained glass to Fabergé jewels, from Renaissance frescos to 19th-century oil paintings—these artistic innovations from the past continue to provide an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the present. Join us as we explore how classical themes, motifs and styles are re-discovered and interpreted in our modern age.

Dates: 2nd Tuesdays 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.

Note: 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

Registration: click on the dates below to register.

Spring Lectures:

February 13: Storied South Carolina Silver

Register by Noon on Tuesday, January 30.

Dawn Corley, the Charleston Silver Lady, returns with objects from her beautiful silver collection, linking these meaningful treasures from the past and stories of their former owners  to our experiences today.

March 12: From Clay to Bronze: An Artist’s Journey

Register by Noon on  Friday, March 1.

Doug Young, a local sculptor, will open your eyes to the fascinating creation process of the planning, design, sculpting, and engineering of bronze sculpture commissions–including a special connection to the 2024 Living Gallery.

April 16: A New Lens in Architecture

Register by Noon on Friday, April 5.

Christian Sottile, architect and founding principal of Sottile & Sottile, will explore the lens that helps us experience beauty in the built environment. The role of the body is central in shaping our perception of buildings and cities. The ancient understandings of Roman, Medieval and Renaissance humanism are reemerging with new insights in neuroscience and the buildings being created today.

ArtBreak: Past Series


ArtBreak 2021-2022: 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.

We hosted six speakers, but were only able to record and transfer four into video from the series. Click on the banner above to view the series.



ArtBreak 2020-2021: An M&G Podcast Series

During Covid19 isolation, M&G adapted our monthly ArtBreak to a different format—a podcast to enjoy on any personal break!  Like our normal in-person lunch and lecture construct, you’ll hear various M&G staff members and guests for each, roughly 35-minute program—in the comfort and safety of your own surroundings. Click on the banner above to listen to the diverse voices and perspectives toward various art topics.