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Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1006
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FGCU Renaissance Academy Announces Contemporary Art Lecture Series

FORT MYERS, FL - The Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University announces its 2011 Contemporary Art Lecture Series with a presentation by Joseph Thompson, Founding Director of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. Thompsonís lecture "Sol LeWitt: When Art is Pure Idea" will be held Friday, Jan. 7, at 11 a.m., at the Academy's 1010 5th Avenue South, Naples location. In this intellectually stimulating and challenging lecture series, nationally recognized experts will 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 twelve 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 the FGCU Director of Continuing Education and the Renaissance Academy, John Guerra at (239) 434-4838 or

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