Visual Arts & Music Appreciation
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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 several artists who were emblematic of their time and place: Vermeer of Holland, Caravaggio of Italy, Velasquez of Spain, Van Dyckof 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 Thurs., July 15-29, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, $68. S Altman. #6490
Opera Experience Reunion Class
The Opera Experience class reunites remotely by sharing music, poetry, art, and the resiliency of the human spirit. This class is inspired by the pandemic and there will be some operatic arias but not a full opera as customary.
CE-MUSIC 2096, 1 Mon., July 12, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, $25. J Mallory. #6839
Hudson River School of Painting
Discover a large, loosely knit group of artists including Thomas Cole, Asher Durand, Frederic Church, and John Kensett, who painted landscapes in New York State, New England, and the far West between 1825 and 1875. The compositions often followed European formulas derived from the peaceful, balanced landscapes of Claude Lorrain or the more dramatic one by Salvator Rosa. Learn how the Hudson River School artists responded to the rising sense of American nationhood and patriotism by painting America’s wilderness as if it were a new Eden from which a glorious civilization would arise.
CE-ART 2345VA, 3 Wed., Oct. 6-20, 11:30 am-1:00 pm, $60. C Andersen. #84082
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., Sept. 30-Oct. 14, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, $78. S Altman. #83500
Figurative Art Movements of Early 20th Century America
Examine the developments in art in America following the artistic revolutions in Europe in the late 19th century. Explore American Impressionism, the Ashcan School, Regionalism, Social Realism, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Bay Area Artists. Some of the artists to discuss include John Singer Sargent, Edward Hopper, Grant Wood, Jacob Lawrence, as well as many lesser known men and women.
CE-ART 2344, 3 Thurs., Dec. 2-16, 10:00 am-12:30 pm, $90. S Altman. #84081
Art 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., Oct. 21-Nov. 4, 10:00 am-12:30 pm, $90. S Altman. #83501
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., Oct. 27-Dec. 1, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, $145. S Courtney. #83704
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. 15, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, $26. S Courtney. #83705
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. 15-Oct. 20, 12:00 noon–2:00 pm, $145. S Courtney. #83707
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., Oct. 22, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, $26 (+ $10 payable to instructor for Met Group Tour Fee). S Courtney. #83706
Music of the Classical Period: Hayden, Mozart, Beethoven and Beyond
An engaging and informative overview of the classical period in music history. This period boasts some of the most famous names in classical music, including Franz Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Ludwig van Beethoven. In this course, explore the lives, music, and legacy of these composers, as well as other perhaps less familiar, yet also highly influential composers and musicians. Learn about the history, music, performance practices, and broader significance of this important period in music history!
CE-MUSIC 2099VA, 3 Wed., Oct. 6-20, 6:00-8:00 pm, $75. B Riley. #84068
Music of the Romantic Period: Originality, Expression, and Experimentation
Explore the romantic period in music history. The music of this period encompasses a broad range of styles, genres, and approaches to form, text, orchestration, and other musical characteristics. From renowned composers such as Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Frédéric Chopin, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky to virtuosos such as Franz Liszt and Niccoló Paganini and opera titans like Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi, there is truly something for everyone! Discover the heightened emphasis on originality, individuality, personal expression, innovation, and experimentation.
CE-MUSIC 2097, 3 Thurs., Nov. 4-18, 6:00-8:00 pm, $75. B Riley. #84067
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 Tues., Sept. 14 & 21, 6:30-8:30 pm, $52. L Lush. #83928
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.
CE-MUSIC 2074VA, 3 Mon., 10:00 am-12:00 noon. $62.
Sec. A: “Rigoletto”, “Magic Flute”, “Manon Lescant”. Sept. 20, Oct. 18 & Nov. 15, KNC-3, $62. J. Mallory. #83502
Sec. B: “Traviata”, “Barber of Seville”, “Pearl Fishers”, Oct. 4, Nov. 1 & 29, KNC-3, $62. J Mallory. #83504