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FGCU Renaissance Academy Hosts Contemporary Art Lecture by Franklin Sirmans, March 18

FORT MYERS, FL - The Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University hosts "Seeing the Contemporary through the Art of the Past," presented by Franklin Sirmans, curator for the Los Angeles County Museum of Contemporary Art, as part of the Academy's 2011 Contemporary Art Lecture Series, 11 a.m., Friday, March 18 at 1010 Fifth Avenue South, in Naples.

In this intellectually stimulating and challenging lecture series, nationally recognized experts share their knowledge of the artists, forms, styles and innovations that have helped to define contemporary art. Online registration and additional information is available at

Among the Renaissance Academy's offerings are affordable, non-credit single lectures, short courses, day trips, computer classes, film series, life enrichment classes, writing workshops, travel abroad programs and other special events. There are no exams or grades, just learning for the joy of learning with friends, neighbors and peers. Course fees are typically $25 per lecture, and provide access to Academy programs located at 12 locations throughout Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties.

For more information or a free catalog of offerings, contact The Renaissance Academy at (239) 425-3272.

For more information, media representatives should contact John Guerra, director of FGCU Continuing Education and the Renaissance Academy at (239) 434-4838 or

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