Culture & The Arts

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NEW! Authors of the Hudson Valley
Learn about some of the interesting authors and writers who have made the Hudson River Valley their home. Among those to be discussed: James Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allen Poe, and Washington Irving.
CE-LIT 2031, 1 Sat., Oct. 22, 12:30-2:30 pm, KNC-3, $25. L DiMartino. #83816

NEW! Art, Archaeology, and Architecture of the Near and Middle East
An overview of a selection of highlights from the Islamic world in chronological order covering the period 600-1900 CE, with major urban centers providing the geographical context and most of the cultural material. We’ll discuss paintings, ceramics, metalwork, and other media – all of which will be studied in their artistic, architectural, historical, and cultural contexts. Where appropriate, other features of Islamic art, such as its interaction with Western culture, will also be emphasized.
CE-CULTR 2041, 5 Thurs., Sept. 15-Oct. 13, 2:00-4:00 pm, KNC-2, $95. G Bilotto. #83969

NEW! Mary Cassatt and the Impressionists at the Met
Join us for a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art with instructor Susan Courtney for a guided tour of the artwork of Mary Cassatt in the American Wing and that of her fellow Impressionists Degas, Renoir, Monet, and Pissarro in European Paintings. A wonderful accompaniment to our companion class Mary Cassatt in France (not required). Meet inside the Met at the large vase on the right as you face the grand staircase. After the tour, you have the option of having lunch together at Le Pain Quotidien (1131 Madison Avenue between 84th & 85th Streets).
CE-ART 2226VA, 1 Fri., Oct. 28, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, $25 (+ admission fee to the Met). S Courtney. #83949

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., Oct. 21, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, KNC-3, $25. S Courtney. #80006

 

NEW! Six Great Artists
Examine six of the greatest artists in history, each representing a different artistic period. For the Renaissance, discover the stunning and revolutionary work of Michelangelo. In the Baroque period, Rembrandt and his fascinating portraits will be studied. J.M.W. Turner will represent the Romantic era, and Edgar Degas the Impressionists. Gauguin and his dramatic life and work will be the Post-Impressionist example, and Matisse will represent the 20th century and the emergence of Modernism. Slides will be shown and handouts distributed.
CE-ART 2227VA, 3 Tues., Oct. 25-Nov. 8, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-2, $60. S Altman. #83956

19th Century American Painting
A survey of major artists and styles of major American artists including landscape, history, portraiture and still life. Includes major artistic and historical development of 19th century America.
CE-ART 2099VA, 6 Wed., Sept. 21-Nov. 2 (skip 10/12), 1:00-3:00 pm, Room TBD, $120. C Andersen. #83030

Art Tours of the Metropolitan Museum
Tour the Metropolitan Museum of Art with an expert. Your visit will include lectures and discussion of masterpieces and lesser-known works. Each four-hour visit (including time for discussion at lunch) will offer you an opportunity to gain a greater appreciation of the museum’s collection. Please meet at the front entrance to the Metropolitan Museum on 5th Avenue.
CE-ART 2137VA, 1 Fri., 11:00 am-3:00 pm, $40 (+ entrance fee and lunch on your own). J Coppola.
Sec. A: Nov. 18. #80004
Sec. B: Dec. 16. #80005

Outstanding Movie Choreographers
Come discover the lives of Busby Berkeley, Bob Fosse, Jack Cole, Gower Champion, Roland Petit and Gene Kelly, who were outstanding choreographers for the movies. Video selections will be shown.
CE-FILM 2033VA, 3 Mon., Sept. 19-Oct. 3, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, KNC-3, $60. E Glass. #80048

NEW! 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 Wed., Sept. 21, Oct. 5 & Nov. 16, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $60. J Mallory. #83967

NEW! The Art of Ancient Civilizations
Explore the fascinating art and architecture of Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Discover the ways humans of long ago made sense of and expressed their view of the world, resulting in artistic conventions which influenced generations of artists that followed and are still in use today.
CE-CULT 2040VA, 4 Tues., Sept. 27-Oct. 18, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $80. S Altman. #83955

American Pie
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., Dec. 15, 6:00-9:00 pm, KNC-3, $30. D Fruci. #83366

 

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 songs and 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., Dec. 8, 6:00-9:00 pm, KNC-3, $30. D Fruci. #83365

NEW! The Road to Modernity in Art & Architecture
An exploration of the development of architectural style from the late 19th century through the present, evidencing the evolution into modern concerns and global views of architecture and society.
CE- CULTR 2039VA, 6 Tues., Oct. 18-Nov. 22, 1:30-3:30 pm, Room TBD, $120. B Levy. #83950