Culture & The Arts
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NEW! Appreciating Renaissance Paintings
Join us for an art appreciation course designed for Renaissance art fans. The appreciation of Renaissance paintings will be introduced by instructing students how to find a deeper understanding of the artwork by analyzing the use of color, line, form, composition, light and illusion, as well as insight into the subject matter.
CE-ART 2230VA, 6 Wed., Apr. 5-May 10, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $120. J Coppola. #13676
NEW! Art Movements of the 19th Century
The 19th century was a particularly fertile time in art history. It began with movements such as neoclassicism and romanticism, progressed through realism and impressionism, explored the completely new terrain of symbolism and post-impressionism and led the way to the modernism of the 20th century. Artists to be discussed will include David, Courbet, Manet, Renoir, Cezanne, Gauguin, and many others. The impact of political, social and technological developments will be discussed in relation to the art. Slide shows, lecture, and discussion.
CE-ART 2231, 6 Wed., Mar. 1-Apr. 5, 7:00-8:15 pm, Room TBD, $75. S Altman. #13674
Mary Cassatt in France
Join us for a compelling presentation about Mary Cassatt’s journey to becoming a professional artist in France. Share her struggles to balance family obligations with career goals as well as your instructor’s own journey in researching Cassatt’s life for her play, Girl in Blue Armchair. Includes images of Cassatt’s work and those of her contemporaries, as well as her residences in France and the present-day Cassatt family in Maine.
CE-ART 2187VA, 1 Fri., Mar. 31, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, Room TBD, $25. S Courtney. #13277
NEW! Art of the Renaissance
Explore the period from the 14th to the 16th centuries across Europe as we discover the artistic trend away from the medieval and towards more realistic and secular depictions of the world. Artists such as Giotto, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo, and Durer will be covered among many others. We’ll look into the underlying reasons for these changes in the political, religious, and social climates of the times through slide presentations, lecture, and discussion.
CE-CULTR 2034, 3 Tues., Feb. 21-Mar. 7, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room TBD, $60. S Altman. #13165
NEW! The History of the World Through Food and Beverage
This course will be an exploration of foods that have played significant roles in the history, politics, and culture of man. One or more food or beverage will be explored in each session and there will be food tastings in every class. Examples include grains, the spice trade, coffee, and sugar.
CE-CULTR 2042, 6 Mon., Feb. 27-Apr. 3, 7:00-8:30 pm, Room TBD, $95. K Schwarz. #13696
NEW! Art and Photography of the Civil War
The Civil War redefined America and forever changed American art. We’ll look at the range of artwork created before, during, and following the Civil War by some of America’s finest artists including Hudson River School landscape artist Frederick Church, genre painter Winslow Homer, and photographer Mathew Brady.
CE-HIST 2075, 1 Wed., Apr. 5, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, Room TBD, $25. C Andersen. #13689
An Opera Experience: Part 2
A lively and informative preview presentation of Live From the Met HD performances prior to their cinema showing. Includes an exploration of the various operas’ history, librettos, arias, and highlights of the productions, as well as the cultural and social significance of the various operas.
CE-MUSIC 2076VA, 3 Mon., Feb. 13, Mar. 13 & Apr. 10, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $60. J Mallory. #13357
Paris: City of Light Paris is a city that can inspire thoughts of history, art, famous writers, fine food, good wine and romance. Gain an overview of the city’s history along with an in-depth look at the sites that will make any journey to Paris magnifique!
CE-CULTR 2026, 3 Thurs., Mar. 23-Apr. 6, 6:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $90. D Fruci. #13278
We’ll discuss the lyrics of Don McLean’s #1 hit song, American Pie. The lyrics of the song cover the musical changes in rock & roll from the 1950’s to 1970, as the American cultural landscape changed dramatically. From the optimism and conformity of the 1950’s to the cultural changes caused by the political and social changes of the 1960’s: Bye Bye Miss American Pie.
CE-MUSIC 2075, 1 Thurs., Apr. 20, 6:00-9:00 pm, KNC-3, $30. D Fruci. #13279
NEW! Music: The British Invasion
This course will focus on the music created by British bands that rose to prominence in the early 1960’s. We will explore the groups and their songs as they rose to the top of the U.S. charts following the success of the arrival of The Beatles on the American music scene.
CE-MUSIC 2079VA, 1 Thurs., Apr. 13, 6:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $30. D Fruci. 13682
NEW! The Music of George Harrison
George Harrison was known as the “Quiet Beatle,” but as years went by he established himself as a songwriter comparable to his mates. We will explore George’s growth as a musician and songwriter throughout the Beatle years, along with tunes from his solo career.
CE-MUSIC 2078, 1 Thurs., Mar. 16, 6:00-9:00 pm, KNC-2, $30. D Fruci. #13683
The Music of Lennon and McCartney
Examine the genius of the songs written by the Beatles; follow the songs from their early years over time as their music grew in complexity. Stories and quotes from the Beatles themselves about how or why each song was written will be a primary source of information.
CE-MUSIC 2063, 1 Thurs., Mar. 9, 6:00-9:00 pm, KNC-2, $30. D Fruci. #13280