Visual Arts & Music Appreciation
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The 6-Hour Art Major
Ever wonder what an art major studies? Learn about these essential topics, which will allow participants to understand art from an artist’s perspective. View more than 250 works of art as you learn about art history and art appreciation, try hands-on drawing exercises that demonstrate the thought processes and techniques behind making a piece of art and discuss the intricacies of the creative process. No previous art experience needed.
Remote CE-ART 2340, 2 Thurs., Oct. 15 & 22, 6:00-9:00 pm, $75. E Wisniewski. #90543
Subjects of Art History
This course breaks down works of art through the ages by subject matter. Each lecture will focus on a different subject that the artist chose (or was chosen) to depict. See stunning examples of portraiture, landscape, history, still life, genre, and altered reality painting. Discuss the patronage, historical, religious and sociological impacts on the artists.
CE-ART 2339VA, 3 Thurs., Oct. 15-29, 10:00 am-12:30 pm, $95. S Altman #90497
Discover the Ghent Altarpiece
Learn about the Ghent Altarpiece, a monumental, multi-paneled work of art that was hailed as a masterpiece from the moment it was unveiled in 1432. Its innovations in oil paint technique paved the way for the art of the High Renaissance. Over the centuries, the Ghent Altarpiece has been the target of religious zealots who wanted to destroy it, dictators who schemed to possess it and exploited by others for profit and glory. The Ghent Altarpiece has miraculously survived and is undergoing state-of-the-art restoration. Join us for a whirlwind tour from the 15th Century to the present day as we explore the significance and history of the Ghent Altarpiece.
CE-ART 2338VA, 1 Sat., Oct. 17, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, $25. R Shayo. #90507
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 Thurs., Nov. 5-19, 10:30 am-1:00 pm, $70. S Altman. #90216
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 Thurs., Sept. 17-Oct. 1, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, $65. S Altman. #90214
The Life and Art of Leonardo Da Vinci
This course will delve deep into the world, mindset and artwork of one of the greatest artists ever, Leonardo Da Vinci. We will study his painting technique through analyzing his greatest masterpieces including the Virgin of the Rocks, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. We will also investigate Leonardo’s personal story and the workings of his mind. Lastly, we will attempt to understand how he achieved that special spiritual look that distinguishes his artwork from all others.
CE-ART 2109VA, 8 Mon., Oct. 26-Dec. 14, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, $200. J Coppola. #90319
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., Nov. 4-Dec. 16 (skip 11/25), 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, $140. S Courtney. #90333
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. 23-Oct. 28, 12:00 noon–2:00 pm, $140. S Courtney. #90330
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. 2, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, $25. S Courtney. #90331
Mary Cassatt and the Impressionists at the Met
Join us for a virtual 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. 23, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, $25 (+ $10 payable to instructor for Met Group Tour Fee). S Courtney. #90332
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, $60. J. Mallory.
- Sec. A: “Rigoletto”, “Magic Flute”, “Manon Lescant”. Sept. 21, Oct. 19 & Nov. 16. #90227
- Sec. B: “Traviata”, “Barber of Seville”, “Pearl Fishers”. Oct. 5, Nov. 2 & 30. #90228
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. 3-17, 6:30-8:30 pm, $75. L Lush. #90237
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., Oct. 6 & 13, 6:30-8:30 pm, $50. L Lush. #90238