Michael is a sought after speaker on art, art history, art business, and associated topics, for audiences large and small. An engaging and passionate presenter, Michael is available to give talks catered to the needs and interests of the many unique art and culture organizations throughout New England and beyond.

Michael has been honored to present at the following organizations:

  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

  • Rhode Island School of Design Museum

  • Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education

  • Bomb Pop-Up, New York

  • Attleboro Arts Museum

  • The Bristol Art Museum

  • The Boston Athenaeum

  • Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum

  • The Plymouth Center for The Arts

  • Art League of Rhode Island

  • The Providence Art Club

  • The East Greenwich Art Club

  • South Shore Camera Club

  • New England Wax Encaustic Artists

  • Providence College

  • The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth

  • Roger Williams University

  • Leadership Rhode Island, College Program


In addition to talks and presentations, Michael designed and taught unique eight week courses on Professional Practices for Working Artists and Art History and Appreciation at the Providence Art Club. These courses have been well received and earned the praise of students whose experience level ranged from novice to professional. In addition to Professional Practices and Art History, Michael has also taught intensive workshops on Social Media and Marketing for Artists, American Art in the Nineteenth Century and other topics. Michael is available to teach select courses on the art market, art history, and is happy to design new courses to cater to specific groups of students.


Feedback from Michael's students:

Praise for Professional Practices

Michael is such a professional. He is incredibly knowledgeable and the resources he shared were invaluable.
— Karen Murtha, educator and artist
I found Professional Practices to be enriching, comprehensive, and inspiring. It brought me to a new level as an artist.”
— Kathleen Simpson, painter and naturalist

praise for Art History and Appreciation

Michael Rose is such a fluid speaker with opinions and knowledge about so many eras in Art History and how they impact the present art world today. From the politics and happenings of the day, to the noteworthy and beautiful examples that kick off an era, this class is pure pleasure and a must for any artist
or art lover alike.
— Anne Tanzi Carty, Providence Art Club Education Co-Chair
Whether you know a lot or very little about Art History, this course will delight you! Michael Rose takes you on a tour through the ages and highlights famous, infamous, and little-known gems of artwork and weaves in stories about the art, the artist, and the culture. He keeps it all lively and amusing. Each lecture left me inspired to find out more.
— Judith Vilmain, PhD, Providence Art Club Board Member