Course Schedule – Spring 2024 / 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


Feb 13Marian FriedmannRooms with a View: How Windows Have Inspired Spectacular Art
Feb 27Andrea IrvineDonald Judd
Mar 12Susan DiehlOceanic Art
Mar 26Sandy GordonBritish Art in the Limelight: Reaching for the Edge
Apr 09Jane LubinEgon Schiele
Apr 30Ellen ShapiroManet/Degas
May 14Paul AdlerJoan Mitchell, Helen Frankenthaler and Grace Hartigan


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