Visual Arts & Music Appreciation
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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
Subjects of Art History
This course breaks down artworks 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. Discussions will take place about the patronage, historical, religious and sociological impacts on the artists.
CE-ART 2347 3 Thurs., Mar. 3-17, 10:00 am-12:30 pm, KNC-4, $90. S Altman. #18850
Overlooked and Underappreciated Artists: Art of the Marginalized
In this course, discover the contributions of six different marginalized groups of artists: women, African Americans, Latin Americans, Asian Americans, Indigenous Americans, and members of the LGBTQ community. In addition to discussing their works, examine how their identity impacted their creativity and how the works were received by the larger world.
CE-ART 2346, 3 Thurs., Mar. 24-Apr. 7, 1:00-3:30 pm, KNC-2, $90. S Altman. #18858
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 ones 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., Feb. 2-16, 11:30 am-1:00 pm, $60. C Andersen. #18459
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 Thurs., Feb. 10-24, 1:00-3:30 pm, KNC-3, $99. S Altman. #18481
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, 2 Wed., Mar. 9 & 16, 11:30 am-1:00 pm, $40. C Andersen. #18464
Van Gogh, Gauguin and the Beginning of Modern Art
An introduction to the artwork and lives of Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin in the light of their short lived but interesting friendship and later their influence on many modern artists including Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. The unique style and outstanding interest in nature of the artist Vincent Van Gogh will be covered. Also included will be the iconoclastic work of Paul Gauguin as well as his individual understanding of the art of painting and art in general. Lastly a detailed look into how these two great artists influenced many artists and the art of painting in general well into the 20th century.
CE-ART 2348, 8 Fri., Feb. 4-Mar. 25, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-4, $202. J Coppola. #18938
Famous (and Not So Famous) Women Photographers
This course will explore the artwork, personal life, and artistic impact of famous & not so famous women photographers: Dorothea Lange, Imogen Cunningham, Lisette Model, Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Lee Miller, Vivian Meier, Annie Liebovitz, Sally Mann, Cindy Sherman, Francesca Woodman, Anne Geddes
CE-PHOTO 2038, 8 Wed., Mar. 23-May 11, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, KNC-5, $175. S Courtney. #18537
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. 25, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, KNC-3, $26. S Courtney. #18533
Famous (and Not So 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, 8 Wed., Jan. 26-Mar. 16, 12:00 noon–2:00 pm, KNC-3, $175. S Courtney. #18534
History of the Guitar
The guitar is one of the most popular musical instruments in the world, yet is rarely the subject of extensive historical study. Trace the history of the guitar from its varied origins to the developments and innovations that enabled the guitar to become what it is today. Discover guitars rich and multifaceted history, from guitarists and composers such as Gaspar Sanz, Mauro Giuliani, Fernando Sor, Francisco Tárrega, and Andrés Segovia to Luthiers Louis Panormo, Georg Staufer, Antonio de Torres, C. F. Martin, and numerous others.
CE-MUSIC 2102, 3 Wed., Mar. 2-16, 6:00-8:00 pm, $75. B Riley. #18844
Beatles and Beyond: Exploring the Music
The Beatles need no introduction. More than 1 billion records sold, 19 No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 chart, their albums have stayed at #1 for a total of over 300-weeks in the United States and the United Kingdom combined, and that is just scratching the surface. Explore and analyze the music of The Beatles, with a focus on how they revolutionized and expanded notions of what pop and rock music could be, paving the way for today’s artists. Discover how The Beatles made numerous innovations in songwriting and recording technology, drawing from a wide range of musical cultures and traditions to create their singular sound.
CE-MUSIC 2101, 3 Wed., Apr. 6-20, 6:00-8:00 pm, $75. B Riley. #18891
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 their impact on American culture. Listen to some of the great songs that came from each Broadway play.
CE-MUSIC 2093VA, 2 Tues., Apr. 19 & 26, 7 :00-9 :00 pm, $52. L Lush. #18718
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., Feb. 2-16, 6:00-8:00 pm, $75. B Riley. #18452
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., Mar. 3-17, 6:00-8:00 pm, $75. B Riley. #18453
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., Mar 1 & 8, 7:00-9:00 pm, $52. L Lush. #18719
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: “La Boheme, La Domina del Lago, Eugene Onegin”, 3 Mon., Jan. 31, Feb. 14, Feb. 28, KNC-3, $62. J Mallory. #18541
Sec. B: “Daughter of the Regiment La, Tosca, Werther”, 3 Mon., Mar. 14, Mar. 20, Apr. 11, KNC-3, $62. J Mallory. #18542