Arts & Culture
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Gospel of Mark
The Gospel of Mark is most likely the oldest
story of Jesus in the New Testament. Named after a probable disciple of Peter the Apostle, John Mark or Mark, was most likely a Roman who became a Christian in the early 600’s. Some of the most original and oldest history written about Jesus Christ is found in this Gospel. This class will investigate all these facts and look into the narrative and ultimate meaning of this
CE-PHIL 2028, 6 T/Th, July 5-24, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, $135. J Coppola #6285
Art and Photography of the Civil War (1860-1900)
Learn about the paintings of the Civil War period created by artists Frederick Church, Winslow Homer and others. The Civil War was the first war to be extensively photographed. Discover the photographic work of Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner and others. Post-Civil War art includes American Impressionism: a style of the late 19th-early 20th century that followed, at a distance, the stylistic and coloristic achievements of the French Impressionists.
CE-HIST 2075, 2 Wed., June 13 & 20, 11:00 am-12:30 pm, KNC-5, $40. C Andersen. #6067
Art Movements of the 19th Century
Explore this particularly fertile time in art history, beginning with movements such as neoclassicism and romanticism, progressing through realism and impressionism, moving to symbolism and post-impressionism, and leading to the 20th century. Artists to be discussed 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., June 6-July 18 (skip 7/4), 11:00 am-12:15 pm, KNC-3, $75. S Altman. #5022
Famous Women Artists
An exploration of the art, personal life, and artistic impact of six famous women artists: Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morisot, Camille Claudel, Georgia O’Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, and Sally Mann.
CE-ART 2296VA, 6 Wed., June 6-July 18 (skip 7/4), 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, Room TBD, $140. S Courtney. #6073
Art on the Big Screen
Many artists over the years have been given the “Hollywood” treatment with varying degrees of success. In this class, we will look at some of the better ones, such as Frida, The Agony and the Ecstasy, Pollock, Goya’s Ghosts and others. Watch clips from the films, see related slides, and discuss the reality vs. the filmed depictions of these artists.
CE-FILM 2038, 6 Tues., July 3-Aug. 7, 2:00-3:30 pm, KNC-5, $95. S Altman. #6277
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.
CE-ART 2187VA, 1 Fri., June 15, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, KNC-3, $25. S Courtney. #5039
Mary Cassatt and the Impressionists at the Met
Join us for a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art 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. Meet inside the Met at the large vase on the right facing the grand staircase. After the tour, the class will have the option of having lunch at Le Pain Quotidien (1131 Madison Avenue between 84th & 85th Streets).
CE-ART 2226VA, 1 Fri., June 22, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, $25 (+ $10 payable to instructor for Met Group Tour Fee). S Courtney. #5040