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 Spring-Summer 2020 semester of classes is currently in session, and will end on August 30. To audit a class, permission must be requested by telephone 2 days in advance of the date of the class. Contact Registrar at 212.777.5055, between 2-6 PM Eastern Time (USA), Monday through Friday. If you receive permission to audit, click here to pay the auditing fee.
SPRING / SUMMER 2020
♦ May 31 — Italian Masterworks from the Capodimonte Museum, Naples
♦ Jun 14 — Highlights of the Barnes Collection
♦ Jun 28 — Van Eyck: An Optical Revolution – Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent
♦ Jul 19 — Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle – Peabody-Essex Museum
♦ Jul 26 — Sahel: Art & Empires on the Shores of the Sahara – Met Museum*
♦ Aug 9 — El Greco: Ambition & Defiance – Art Institute of Chicago
♦ Aug 23 — Contemporary Classics – Pop Art
*Joint class with Anthropology Is about You & Everyone taught by Dr. Arnold Perey
Alternate Sundays, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Eastern Time (USA)
Dates of this class: May 31, Jun 14, Jun 28, Jul 19, Jul 26, Aug 9, Aug 23
Fee: $60 per semester (7 classes)
To audit a class, permission must be requested by telephone 2 days in advance of the date of the class. Contact Registrar at 212.777.5055, between 2 – 6 PM Eastern Time (USA), Monday through Friday.
If you receive permission to audit, click here to pay the auditing fee of $12.back to classes]