Visual Arts & Music Appreciation
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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., Apr. 20-May 18, 6:30-8:30 pm, KNC-2, $125. D Erdos. #15152
The Great Museums of the World
Explore six of the world’s greatest art museums, including the Louvre, the Prado, the Uffizi, the Rijksmuseum, the Hermitage and the Met. Look at and discuss the many masterpieces these museums house and how they are representative and outstanding examples of their time and place in history.
CE-ART 2333, 3 Wed., Feb. 12-26, 11:00 am-1:30 pm, Room TBD, $95. S Altman. #15346
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, $30. A Concra.
Sec. A: 1 Tues., Mar. 10, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room TBD. #15099
Sec. B: 1 Fri., Mar. 27, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-4. #15100
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 Wed., Feb. 5, 11:30 am-1:00 pm, Room TBD, $25 (+ $20 optional fee for copies of painting lists). C Andersen. #15209
How to Read and Interpret a Work of Art
In this class, you will learn many different ways of looking at art and understanding it better. Examine various media; the use of elements of art such as color, shape, texture, point of view, focal point, perspective, and many other tools to increase your comprehension and appreciation of any work of art. Many examples will be shown from the entire span of art history.
CE-ART 2261VA, 3 Wed., Apr. 22-May 6, 1:00-4:00 pm, Room TBD, $110. S Altman. #15167
Art of the Renaissance
Explore the period from the 14th to the 16th centuries across Europe as we discover the artistic trend away from the medieval and towards more realistic and secular depictions of the world. Artists such as Giotto, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo, and Durer will be covered among many others. We will look into the underlying reasons for these changes in the political, religious, and social climates of the times through slide presentations, lecture, and discussion.
CE-CULTR 2034, 3 Wed., Apr. 1-15, 1:00-3:00 pm, Room TBD, $60. S Altman. #15168
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., Jan. 22-Feb. 26, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, Room TBD, $140. S Courtney. #15203
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., Jan. 21-Feb. 25, 12:00 noon–2:00 pm, KNC-5, $140. S Courtney. #15202
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., Feb. 21, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, KNC-3, $25. S Courtney. #15204
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., Feb. 28, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, $25 (+ $10 payable to instructor for Met Group Tour Fee). S Courtney. #15205
Woodstock: A Trip Back in Time
Take a historical look at the story of the 1969 Woodstock concert in Bethel, NY. How did the Woodstock concert end up on Max Yasgur’s farm? Despite all the hardships, how did it become such a cultural success despite becoming a financial disaster. We will re-live the event which took place over 50 years ago, revisiting the musicians and the many iconic individuals who created this legendary event.
CE-HIST 2135VA, 1 Tues., Apr. 21, 6:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $35. D Fruci. #15604
Baseball and the National Anthem
The first documented performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at a baseball game occurred in 1862. Discover how the anthem became entwined with sports and why baseball has largely avoided the controversy that has roiled the National Football League.
CE-HIST 2136VA 1 Thurs., Mar. 26, 7:00-8:30 pm, Room TBD, $20. M Ferris. #15603
Survey African-American musical heritage focusing on the so-called Black National Anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing”; the music of the Civil Rights era; and rap, the folk music of urban America.
CE-CULTR 2054VA, 1 Tues., Feb. 4, 7:00-8:30 pm,KNC-2, $20. M Ferris. #15602
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 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 Wed., Apr. 22, 1:00-4:00 pm, Room TBD, $30. D Fruci. #15319
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., Feb. 18-Mar. 3, 6:30-8:30 pm, KNC-2, $75. L Lush. #15160
Ragtime to Swingtime
Examine the origins of Jazz from 1900s to 1920s. Focus on some of the early Jazz greats like Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Coleman Hawkins, Jelly Roll Morton, and Hoagy Carmichael. Discuss the life and times of these artists, and listen to some of their best-recorded works.
CE-MUSIC 2092VA, 2 Wed., Mar. 4 & 11, 6:30-8:30 pm, KNC-3, $50. L Lush. #15158
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., May 5 & 12, 6:30-8:30 pm, KNC-2, $50. L Lush. #15159