Visual Arts & Music Appreciation
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Must See Treasures of the NYC Museums
Discover three major museums in one of the great art capitals of the world, all from the comfort of your classroom! Through a series of slide lectures, embark on a visual journey of the Met. Its many wonders, from a restored room from Ancient Rome to an Egyptian Temple to the many priceless paintings, sculptures and other works of art through many centuries. The second class focuses on the MOMA and its key examples of Modernism from the Impressionists to the present day. The final lecture is a survey of many other wonderful museums in the city: The Frick, Brooklyn Museum, Neue Galerie and many others. Learn about the diverse and fantastic art in our own backyard!
CE-ART 2306VA, 3 Mon., Oct. 22-Nov. 5, 12:00 noon-1:15 pm, KNC-3, $50. S Altman. #83472
Art History for Travelers
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 its essential, must-see contributions to art history. Discover France through an exploration of French art, Roman structures, such as the Pont du Gard in Provence, the must-see masterpieces of the Louvre and the Impressionist museums of the south. Learn about Italy-the country that brought us countless treasures from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, to Roman architectural wonders like the Colosseum and Forum. Finally, learn about Greece beyond the wonders of the Parthenon and discover the contributions made by the Cycladic and Minoan civilizations.
CE-TRVL 2046, 3 Fri., Nov. 2-16, 11:00 am-12:15 pm, GTW-219, $50. S Altman. #83412
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., Nov. 2, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, $25 (+ $10 payable to instructor for Met Group Tour Fee). S Courtney. #82191
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. Our 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., Sept. 28, 11:00 am-3:00 pm, $40 (+ entrance fee + lunch on your own). J Coppola. #82189
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, 6 Thurs., Oct. 18-Nov. 29 (skip 11/22), 1:00-2:00 pm, KNC-3, $60. S Altman. #82968
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., Sept. 19-Oct. 24, 12:00 noon–2:00 pm, AAB-412, $140. S Courtney. #83090
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., Oct. 19, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, GTW-219, $25. S Courtney. #82192
Life and Art of Vincent Van Gogh
This course will introduce the life and artwork of Vincent Van Gogh, the immensely influential post-impressionist and early modern artist. His life story along with a detailed description of his artwork, style and working method will be presented. Reproductions of his artwork and other related artwork will be presented through lectures and discussions.
CE-ART 2305VA, 6 Wed., Oct. 17-Nov. 21, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $150.
J Coppola. #83501
Golden Age of Romantic Singing
Listen and watch the greatest romantic voices, featuring the greatest international singers from opera to crossover songs.
CE-MUSIC 2087, 2 Wed., Oct. 10 & 17, 7:00-8:30 pm, GTW-219, $40. P Tropea. #83395
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., Sept. 17, Oct. 15 and Nov. 26, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-2, $60.
J Mallory. #82309
From Roots to Routes: A Reflection on Immigration through the Music
What would America be without the musical culture of immigrants? This course offers an introduction to the study of ethno-musicology through the lens of musical migrations in history and their impact on cultural life in the US. Using documentary film and lecture illustrated with excerpts of live audio and video recordings and selected readings, the course will explore the relationship of musical expression to historical change through migration. Students are invited to share their own cultural background through music, or explore it further.
CE-MUSIC 2086, 4 Tues., Oct. 23-Nov. 13, 6:00-8:00 pm, AAB-504, $95. T van Buren. #83394
Famous Musical Composers: Listen, Learn and Appreciate
Listen to and analyze works of Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Gershwin and Bernstein from the minuet to Broadway. Enjoy live music in class. Gain information on how the creation of music compares to other art forms. Learn how the setting and the elements of melody, harmony, and rhythm integrate to form a musical score as considered through different musical periods.
CE-MUSIC 2085VA, 1 Mon., Oct. 22, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-2, $25. D Perkis. #83411
Singin’ & Swingin’: Adventures in Jazz, Blues and Improvisation
Learn the history of jazz and blues through singing jazz standards, creating scat solos, and composing blues tunes. Understand the intricacies of swing rhythm through singing, movement activities, and percussion instrument play. Experiment with free improvisational singing using sounds and words. Take an active, fun-filled journey into self-expression through the voice. No prior musical experience necessary.
CE-MUSIC 2084VA, 6 Tues., Nov. 6-Dec. 11, 6:30-8:30 pm, KNC-3, $145. MJ Territo. #83475