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, and art movements and technique. There is no shortage of debate when discussing our topics: What is art? Is it a way of viewing the world visually? Is it a form of visual 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: Painting: Suzanne Valadon, Kerry Marshall, Andrew Wyeth, Ai Wei Wei. Photography: Jacob Riis, Weegee, Architecture: Temporary Architecture, Liz Diller, David Adaje; Sculpture: Picasso, Miro. 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. Join us!