Course Schedule – Fall 2023 / Art and Music / ARTISTS AND THEIR WORK

Coordinators: Linda Downs, Lynnel Garabedian, Bob Reiss, Ellen Shapiro

This is an art history course that explores the lives and work of artists throughout the world. The course prompts discussion of style, meaning, media, and aesthetics as well as philosophical, social, and political issues.

These may include their public reception and the lasting influence of the work under consideration. The theme of the Fall semester is “Art on Walls.” We will explore the prehistoric Lascaux cave art of France; Michelangelo’s Sistine Ceiling at the Vatican; the Mexican Muralists: Rivera, Siqueiros, Orozco and Charlot; a selection from over 300 New York Subway Murals; the graffiti art of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Banksy; and awesome Artificial Intelligence Art.


B WEEK / TUESDAY / 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM


Sep 12Ellen ShapiroCave Murals
Sep 26Lynnel GarabedianMichelangelo’s Sistine Chapel
Oct 10Linda DownsMexican Muralism: Rivera, Siqueiros, Orozco, Charlot
Oct 24Bob Reiss New York Subway Murals
Non 07Susan DiehlJean-Michel Basquait and Banksy
Nov 28Joyce WestArtificial Intelligence Art
Dec 12Sandy GordonFaith Ringgold and Subway Mural


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