"Table Talk" is a conversation with experts working to enhance and grow the Vanka Murals' mission to save and share the one-of-a-kind murals of immigrant artist Maxo Vanka in St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church in Millvale and to continue to connect the artist's message to contemporary society and issues. Every virtual presentation via Zoom Webinar will include a compelling conversation with one or more panelists on a topic related to the themes of Maxo Vanka's Murals. The 90-minute program includes an interactive Q&A session. Only one registration required per household.
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Vanka’s Our Mothers and the First World War presented by Dr. Heidi Cook, assistant professor of Art History & University Art Gallery Director, Truman State University
Thursday, May 27th @ 6:30PM (Zoom Webinar)
In this presentation, Dr. Heidi Cook will explore Maksimilijan Vanka's original political motivations for painting Our Mothers 1914-1918 in Zagreb at the end of the First World War. Almost two decades later, he recontextualized the painting in an immigrant’s narrative in the mural Croatian Mothers Raise Her Son for War in Saint Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church in Millvale.
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Maksimilijan Vanka, Our Mothers 1914-1918 (Naše Majke 1914.-1918.), ca. 1918-19, oil on canvas, 54 x 72.5 inches, James A. Michener Art Museum, Michener Art Endowment Challenge Gift of Margaret Vanka Brasko
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