THE VISUAL ARTS & THE OPPOSITES
Taught by Marcia Rackow
Looking at the art of the world in New York museums and galleries—from the tomb sculptures of ancient China to the latest work in Chelsea—we study how beauty in all art is a oneness of opposites. The classes are based on Eli Siegel’s lectures and essays, including “Art As Flexibility,” “Art As Energy,” “The Drama of Hardness and Softness in Painting.” Once each semester there is a joint Art and Anthropology class in which primitive art is studied.
The Winter semester of classes is now in session. For information about auditing classes, call the Registrar at 212.777.4490.
Please Note: “The Visual Arts & the Opposites” class scheduled for Saturday, January 21, has had to be cancelled and will be rescheduled. The date of the make-up class will be announced at a future time.
Winter Semester 2017
♦ FEB 4: ART IN A TIME OF CHAOS: MASTERWORKS FROM SIX DYNASTIES, CHINA, 3RD-6TH CENTURIES— Terrain Gallery (powerpoint) class: 11 AM
♦ FEB 18: SECURING THE SHADOW – Terrain Gallery (powerpoint) class: 11 AM
♦ MAR 4: NATIVE AMERICAN MASTERPIECES – Metropolitan Museum*
♦ MAR 18: SEURAT’S CIRCUS SIDESHOW – Metropolitan Museum
♦ APR 1: STUDENTS DISCUSS WORKS (powerpoint) – Terrain Gallery**
♦ APR 15: GALLERY EXHIBITIONS
*Joint class with Dr. Arnold Perey’s class “Anthropology Is About You & Everyone”
** Terrain Gallery powerpoint class: 12:35 – 2:35 PM
Alternate Saturdays, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Fee: $60 per semester (7 classes)
Note: Museum fees are additional.
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