Course Schedule – Fall 2024 / Art and Music / ARTISTS AND THEIR WORK

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

How does European art relate to contemporary concerns like family, relationships, class and identity?

Over the past year the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s curators have re-installed the European collection after a new skylight was constructed. Each gallery is installed and labeled with topics that relate to life in the 21st century. Seven presentations will take us from the 14th to the 17th century with 20th century paintings interspersed throughout.

Topics range from personal spiritual practice; love and power in Venice; idealized figures and geometric space of the Italian Renaissance; politics versus religion in Henry v’s court; the artist’s home and studio; peasants versus the Spanish in the Netherlands; and Rembrandt’s humanity.


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