Visual Arts & Music Appreciation
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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. A wonderful accompaniment to our companion class, Mary Cassatt in France (not required). Meet inside the Met at the large vase on the right facing 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., Apr. 5, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, $25 (+ $10 payable to instructor for Met Group Tour Fee). S Courtney. #13037
A Look at American Folk Music: Stephen Foster to Bob Dylan
Follow the development of American folk music from Stephen Foster to Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan. Learn about the growth of this music genre and its effect on American society during the trials of slavery, the Great Depression, the Cold War, Civil Rights, and the Vietnam War.
CE-MUSIC 2090, Thurs., May 16, 1:30-4:30 pm, KNC-4, $35. D Fruci. #13300
Rogers & Hammerstein’s Broadway Musicals
Examine the collaboration of Rogers and Hammerstein, from Oklahoma to The Sound of Music. Discover how the duo came to be, the music and lyrics they wrote, and the impact they had on American culture. Listen to some of the great songs that came from each Broadway play.
CE-MUSIC 2093VA, 2 Tues., Apr. 16 & 23, 1:30-3:30 pm, KNC-2, $50. L Lush. #13366
The Birth of Motown
Take an in-depth look at the rise in popularity of rhythm-n-blues in the 1950s. The cultural success of this American music led to the birth of Motown records. The music of Motown helped to integrate the music of Black artists into America’s popular music scene, while helping to break down the barriers of segregation in America.
CE-MUSIC 2089, 1 Thurs., May 9, 1:30-4:30 pm, KNC-3, $35. D Fruci. #13297
Music as a Creative Process
How does the creation of music compare to other art forms? Learn how the setting, elements of melody, harmony, and rhythm integrate to form a musical work. Sections of famous works from different musical periods will be played in class demonstrating these critical elements.
CE-MUSIC 2091VA, 1 Mon., Apr. 8, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-2, $25. D Perkis. #13411
Art History Explored through Subject Matter
Explore art from ancient times through the present day through the lens of subject matter. Each session will explore a different topic, such as portraiture, landscape, genre or still life and how various cultures and artists treated the particular subject. Discover the connections between the religious, social, and political climate of each era and the type of art that was produced.
CE-ART 2323, 3 Tues., June 4-18, 11:00 am-1:30 pm, KNC-5, $95. S Altman. #5852
Strategies for Collecting Fine Art: A History & Practical Guide
Trace the emergence of the following art disciplines: print, drawing, painting, sculpture, and ceramics. Discover the history of art collecting with an emphasis on the New York area. The sessions provide a practical guide to curating a collection of fine works, including selection, placement, budget, and installation. An insider’s guide to the appropriate galleries, art fairs, and auctions will be provided.
CE-ART 2315VA, 5 Mon., June 3-July 1, 6:30-8:30 pm, GTW-219, $125. D Erdos. #5020
Mary Cassatt and the Impressionists at the Met
Join us at 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. A wonderful accompaniment to our companion class, Mary Cassatt in France (not required). Meet inside the Met at the large vase on the right facing 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., June 21, 11:00 am-
1:00 pm, $25 (+ $10 payable to instructor for Met Group Tour Fee). S Courtney. #5581
Must See Treasures of the Great NYC Museums
New York City is one of the most important capitals of the art world. This class will help you navigate the great museums that make this so. One talk will focus on the Met and great works by artists such as Velasquez, Vermeer, Sargent as well as their fabulous holdings of Ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian Art. Another will explore the MOMA and paintings such as Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Monet’s Water Lilies. This talk will examine the many smaller but still important museums such as the Jewish Museum, the Neue Galerie, the Frick and many more.
CE-ART 2306VA, 2 Wed., June 19 & 26, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, KNC-5, $50. S Altman. #5704
Art History for Travelers
This is a class for armchair travelers who want to relive the joys of a past trip or those planning one in the future. Each class explores a different country and their essential contributions to art history. Start in France with an exploration of French art; then on to Italy to discover countless treasures of the Renaissance and Baroque period and Roman architectural wonders like the Colosseum and Forum. In Greece, explore the wonders of the Parthenon and the Cycladic and Minoan civilizations. Finally, enjoy Spain and discover the home of some of the greatest artists in history including Goya, Velasquez and El Greco.
CE-TRVL 2046, 2 Tues., July 16 & 23, 11:00 am-1:30 pm, KNC-3, $65. S Altman. #5700
The Life and Art of Michelangelo
Join us for an in depth study of the artwork and life story of Michelangelo Buonarroti, the great Italian Renaissance artist and one of the greatest artists that ever lived. We will study his artistic background and training, his most important works of sculpture and painting, and his venture into architecture. This study will occur in the light of his biography including important details of his personal and professional life.
CE-ART 2324VA, 8 M/W, June 3-26, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, GTW-219, $175. J Coppola. #5853
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 the 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 28, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, KNC-3, $25. S Courtney. #5583
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 5-July 10, 12:00 noon–2:00 pm, KNC-3, $140. S Courtney. #5582
Learn to read music and play a melody together with a bass line. Discover shortcuts that can save you time. Bring a guitar to class. If questions about type of guitar, please contact the instructor at 914-235-5676. 10 sessions. J Lorusso.
Beginner: CE-MUSIC 2001, Thurs., June 6-Aug. 15 (skip 7/4), 7:30-9:30 pm, AAB-104, $195 (+ $50 for Book 1 and companion CD with
the “Songs of Book One”, payable to instructor). #5765
Intermediate: CE-MUSIC 2015, Mon., June 3-July 29, 7:30-9:30 pm, AAB-104, $195 (+ $60 for Book 2 and companion double CD with the “Songs of Book Two”, payable to instructor). #5766
Advanced: CE-MUSIC 2081, Tues., June 4-Aug. 6, 7:00-9:00 pm, AAB-104, $195 (+ $60 materials fee for new sheet music made for this class, payable to instructor). #5767
Guitar is Fun Intermediate
Always wanted to learn to play the guitar? Now is your chance! The Intermediate class is designed for those who have taken the Beginning class. Students must bring their own guitar to class.
Intermediate: CE-MUSIC 2058VA, 7 Tues., June 25-Aug. 20 (skip 7/2 & 23), 1:30-2:30 pm, KNC-4, $70. D Moran. #5036
Piano is Fun Intermediate
Add the joy of music to your life! You will learn to read music in a friendly supportive atmosphere. In the Intermediate class, join us as we explore new rhythms, keys, and songs with fellow students. Please bring your own keyboard with batteries in it.
Intermediate: CE-MUSIC 2061VA, 7 Tues., June 25-Aug. 20 (skip 7/2 & 23), 12:15-1:15 pm, KNC-4, $70 (+ textbook). D Moran. #5035
Piano for Adults
Individualized and group instruction. Access to a piano and practice outside of class time are required.
$175 (+ $19 for textbook, payable to instructor), AAB-110. H Dutton.
Beginner: If you always wanted to play piano but never got around to do it, this class is for you! Learn to read music and have fun with chords on familiar tunes. Each student will have a full size electric piano to play.
CE-MUSIC 2005, 10 Fri., June 7-Aug. 9, 6:00-7:30 pm. #5015
Advanced Beginner: For students who have completed Beginner class
or have knowledge of basic note reading.
CE-MUSIC 2062, 10 Fri., June 7-Aug. 9, 7:30-9:00 pm. #5016
Intermediate: For students who have completed Advanced Beginner class
or have musical note and chord reading skill.
CE-MUSIC 2020, 10 Thurs., June 6-Aug. 15 (skip 7/4), 7:30-9:00 pm. #5017
Advanced Intermediate: For students with intermediate to advanced technique.
CE-MUSIC 2018, 10 Thurs., June 6-Aug. 15 (skip 7/4), 6:00-7:30 pm. #5018