Visual Arts & Music Appreciation
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Baroque Decorative Arts
The baroque period has been defined as exuberant, illusionistic and dramatic. While listening to baroque music, explore the baroque period through the decorative arts. Examples of both interior and exterior of baroque architecture as well as furniture, textiles and ceramics provided. Countries of Italy and France with be the primary focus with a brief look at England, all viewed through the cultural and socioeconomic factors of the day within the context of power, politics and religion.
CE-ART 2329VA, 1 Thurs., KNC-2, $30. A Concra.
Sec. A: Oct. 17, 6:00-8:00 pm. #87918
Sec. B: Nov. 14, 10:00 am-12:00 noon. #87919
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 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 Wed., Nov. 6 & 13, 1:00-3:00 pm, Room TBD, $45. S Altman. #87539
Art and Photography of the Civil War–American Impressionism (1860-1890)
Examine the paintings of the Civil War period 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.
CE-HIST 2075, 1 Fri., Oct. 11, 1:30-3:00 pm, KNC-2, $25. C Andersen. #87303
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.
CE-ART 2227VA, 3 Wed., Oct. 9-23, 1:00-3:00 pm, Room TBD, $60. S Altman. #87540
Art Stars of the Baroque Era
This series of lectures will explore the rich and beautiful Baroque era of the 17th century and the many influential artists that emerged from it. Examine in depth several artists who were emblematic of their time and place: Vermeer of Holland, Caravaggio of Italy, Velasquez of Spain, Van Dyck of England, Rubens of Flanders, and Poussin of France. Also covered will be their contemporaries and the political, social, and artistic climate of the times in each of these countries.
CE-ART 2237, 3 Wed., Sept. 11-25, 1:00-3:00 pm, Room TBD, $65. S Altman. #87541
Architecture of the Third World
View architectural images of non-western cultures throughout history, including India, China, Thailand, and Japan, as well as Islamic architecture in North Africa, Spain, Asia, and Venice, and explore their adaptation in Western cultures.
CE-CULTR 2016VA, 6 Tues., Oct. 15-Nov. 19, 1:30-3:30 pm, Room TBD, $120. B Levy. #87535
Famous Women Photographers
An exploration of the photography, personal life, and artistic impact of six famous women photographers: Dorothea Lange, Diane Arbus, Vivian Meier, Annie Leibovitz, Sally Mann, and Cindy Sherman.
CE-PHOTO 2038, 6 Wed., Sept. 25-Oct. 30, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, Room TBD, $140. S Courtney. #87837
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 Tues., Sept. 24-Oct. 29, 12:00 noon–2:00 pm, KNC-5, $140. S Courtney. #87514
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 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, 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. 25, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, $25 (+ $10 payable to instructor for Met Group Tour Fee). S Courtney. #87516
History of the American Musical
For anyone who enjoys music and the theater. American musicals tell stories about social and cultural events through songs, spoken dialogue, acting and dance. Though their primary purpose is to entertain, they do so much more. Musicals have the power to change minds. As the world changes, so has the American musical. Explore these changes from the early twentieth century through modern times.
CE-MUSIC 2094, 3 Tues., Nov. 5-19, 6:30-8:30 pm, KNC-3, $75. L Lush. #87835
An Opera Experience
Join us for a lively and informative presentation of several operas. We will explore the history, libretto, and aria highlights, as well as the cultural and social significance of these various operas, including “Porgy and Bess”, “Turnadot” and “Madama Butterfly”.
CE-MUSIC 2074VA, 3 Mon., Sept. 23, Oct. 21 and Nov. 18, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-3, $60. J. Mallory. #87763
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 Tues., Sept. 17, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-2, $25. D Perkis. #87598