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Learn to see your world like an artist.

Experience the arts in a more meaningful way by joining us for one of our classes, tours, or talks. Whether you are exploring the arts for the first time or want to enhance and enrich the knowledge you already have, the Violette de Mazia Foundation has something for everyone. Discover the satisfaction understanding the arts can bring and the reward of realizing that art and life are inseparable. There are opportunities available to all, so please join us and experience the arts in a whole new way.


Art isn’t just in museums…it's part of our everyday lives.

Lace up your walking shoes and explore public sculpture, fountains, and architecture on one of our walking tours.


The Decisions Artists Make

Explore aesthetic decision making in the marvelous atmosphere of the Academy whose iconic, colorful building was designed by Frank Furness and George W. Hewitt. Discuss how both architect and artist engage in the expressive process and how the selection of materials and color are instrumental in creating the viewing experience.