Visual Arts & Music Appreciation
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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., Mar. 10, 11:30 am-1:00 pm, $26. C Andersen. #21356
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, 3 Thurs., Feb. 4-Feb. 18, 11:00 am-1:30 pm, KNC-2, $78. S Altman. #21408
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 Thurs., Feb. 25-Mar. 11, 10:00-11:30 am, KNC-3, $62. S Altman. #21596
Art in America: Regional Art Museums in America
There is a wealth of art across the U.S.A. This course offers a description of these museums divided by region: Mid-Atlantic, New England, Midwest, West, South and Southwest. Learn about what is unique about each area and the artist it showcases.
CE-ART 2341, 3 Thurs., Feb. 25-Mar. 11, 1:00-2:30 pm, $57, KNC-2. S Altman. #21695
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. 27-Mar. 3, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, Room TBD, $145. S Courtney. #21339
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. 26, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, KNC-3, $26. S Courtney. #21337
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.
CE-ART 2226VA, 1 Fri., Mar. 5, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, $26 (+ $10 payable to instructor for Met Group Tour Fee). S Courtney. #21338
The musical Hamilton tells the story of the forgotten founding father, Alexander Hamilton. While the musical takes some liberties with the telling of his complex and flawed life, in this remote class, we will look at the differences between Hamilton’s real life and the musical, and examine why his achievements were so significant then and important to us today. We will examine why this Broadway musical has made him such a fascinating character to us now and watch some videos as well as listen to some of the music from Hamilton.
CE-HIST 2147, 2 Wed., Mar. 31 & Apr. 7, 7:00-9:00 pm, $52. L Lush. #21755
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.
3 Mon., 10:00 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $62.
CE-MUSIC 2074VA, Part 1: “Rigoletto”, “Magic Flute”, “Manon Lescant”. Feb. 8, Feb. 22 & Mar. 8. $62. J. Mallory. #21437
CE-MUSIC 2076VA, Part 2: “Traviata”, “Barber of Seville”, “Pearl Fishers”. Mar. 22, Apr. 5 & 19. $62. J Mallory. #21438
Music Theory for Beginners
A brief and simple crash course overview of the components of basic music theory: notation, pitch, staves, meter, intervals, scales, chords, keys, triads, harmony, and structural form. Listening skills include identifying basic chords and intervals. Basic sight singing involves using solfege and simple score reading while following notation.
CE-MUSIC 2071, 2 Mon., Feb. 1-8, 6:00-8:00 pm, $42. T Williams. #21375
Music calligraphy allows amateur and professional composers to write music without the use of a computer. Learn techniques for legible writing on staff/score paper, including notes, clefs, rests, accidentals, beaming, lyrics, and more. Also covered will be setting up pages, measures on a staff/page the order of instruments and parts in a score, and how to make a page as readable as possible for other musicians and performers. Please bring a 6” ruler and No. 2 pencils with erasers.
CE-MUSIC 2077VA, 2 Mon., Feb. 15 & 22, 6:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $47 (+ $5 for sheet music book, payable to instructor). T Williams. #21382