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.
♦ JAN 19. In Praise of Painting: Dutch Masterpieces at the Met – Metropolitan Museum
♦ FEB 2: Dangerous Beauty: Medusa in Classical Art – Metropolitan Museum
♦ FEB 16: Lucio Fontana: On the Threshold – Met Breuer
♦ MAR 2: Dorothy Koppelman Exhibition – Terrain Gallery
♦ MAR 16: Taino–Native Heritage & Identity in the Caribbean – Terrain Gallery*
♦ MAR 30: The World Between Empires: Art & Identity in the Ancient Middle East – Metropolitan Museum of Art
♦ APR 13: Students Comment on a Work of Art – Terrain Gallery
*Joint class with Anthropology Is About You & Everyone taught by Dr. Arnold Perey
Alternate Saturdays, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Beginning date of this class: Sat, Jan 19
Fee: $60 per semester (7 classes)
Fee for auditing a class: $12[back to classes]