Founded by Dr. Margaret Mary Kearney, a former broadcast
personality and friend of Neumann University, the Cultural Arts Forum hosts
six seminars each year and an annual fashion show to foster cultural programming
and to enrich the educational experiences at Neumann University and within
the larger community. Proceeds from these events benefit the Dr. Margaret
Mary Kearney Scholarship, which assists nontraditional students who are
pursuing a Neumann degree.
With the exception of the Luncheon and Fashion Show, all seminars are held at 1:30p.m. in the state-of-the-art Fred P. Meagher Theatre, located in the Thomas A. Bruder, Jr. Life Center. Admission for each seminar is $7.00 per person - FREE for Cultural Arts Forum members. Light refreshments will be served in the Life Center immediately following each seminar. For further information, please contact the Office of Cultural Programming at 610-558-5626.
Let's Go To The Opera
Thursday, November 7 • 1:30 p.m.
Presented by Barbara Shannon
Barbara Shannon discusses some of the greatest Italian operas written by European masters. Learn interesting facts and how the lyrics and music reveal beautiful stories of love, romance and mishaps. Shannon is an alumna of Immaculata and Villanova Universities with a master’s degree in French. As a retired high school educator, she lectures on opera topics and compositions while tutoring foreign languages and serving as a Delaware County Community College adjunct professor.
Refreshments follow in our Great Hall.
ADMISSION: General $8; Neumann staff/students with ID and Cultural Arts Forum members FREE.
Thursday, December 12 • 1:30 p.m.
America’s premier harp orchestra will perform a variety of Irish, Scottish and American traditional and contemporary music. Performer/Director Janet Witman, a national Scottish harp champion, will delight the audience with a talented and unique ensemble of 15 seasoned harpers with extensive musical backgrounds from the
Brandywine Valley. The program includes singing, dancing, solo performances, and storytelling.
ADMISSION: General $8; Neumann staff/students and Cultural Arts Forum members FREE.