Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements



October 13, 2016
7:00 p.m.

The American Italian Heritage Association presents a reprise of Len Tantillo’s  “City of Immigrants” program originally presented on March 24 , 2016 at the Albany Institute of History and Art.  Len will discuss his career as a New York State historical artist and how it was influenced by the arrival of four Italian immigrants to the United States over 100 years ago.
60 minutes with questions and answers

The American Italian Heritage Museum
1227 Central Avenue,  Albany, NY 12205


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November 12, 2016
8:30 a.m.

Title: Dutch Vessels in Colonial America: An Artist's Perspective


The Rivers of New Netherland are the Hudson, the Connecticut and the Delaware known to the Dutch at the time as the North, the Fresh, and the South rivers. Upon these waterways hundreds of vessels carried goods and passengers. The diversity and organic beauty of their varied designs has long been an inspiration to Len Tantillo. Join him for this presentation of his many paintings created to celebrate this fascinating subject.

60 minutes with questions and answers

Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
1124 East 7th Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19801

November 20, 2016
2:00 p.m.

In 1748 the Province of New York was under British rule. Then governor, George Clinton, Lord of Lincolnshire, was preparing to improve relations with the Iroquois Nation in anticipation of the outbreak of hostilities with the French. This is the backstory of a Tantillo painting recently acquired by the Albany Institute of Histroy and Art. In this program the artist will discuss the use of artifacts, maps and historical documents from the Museum's collections used in creating an image of Governor Clinton's arrival in colonial Albany on his historic diplomatic voyage. Particular attention will be given to a very specific vessel and it's connection to a particular maritime museum artifact.
60 minutes with questions and answers

Albany Institute of History and Art
Washington Avenue, Albany, NY