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Exploring the Visual Arts

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CourseGraphic This active, welcoming study group is for both novice and experienced art lovers. The focus is on increasing awareness of and appreciation for: painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, art movements and technique. There is no shortage of debate and no one answer when discussing our topics: What is art? What does visual art say about our world past and present? Is it a form of visual history or fiction? Is it, or when is it, a message delivery mechanism? What may have been the artist’s intent, what is the historical context — compared to what meaning we may place on the work when viewed today? We never forget, that art most importantly, is fun! Discussion leaders develop talking points on their subjects and choose the mix of video, still images etc. As needed, the coordinators assist in content preparation. There are no prerequisites or assigned reading other than what a presenter may suggest. Recent or upcoming topics include: Australian Art, Hiro Yamagata, Matisse Vence Chapel, B.V. Doshi (2018 Pritzker Winner), Rock N' Roll Album Art, Edward Manet (AIC Field Trip). The coordinators present the first few subjects. The study group helps to choose the remaining session subjects and also usually chooses one or two local field trips.


Class Details

13 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

500 Davis Center

MultipleInstructor :
1.Bridget Stump2.Roger Heuberger3.Mary Jon Girard 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/10/2019 - 12/3/2019 Weekly - Tue 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM Evanston, 500 Davis Center  Map Mary Jon Girard  ; Roger Heuberger  ; Bridget Stump