Art History Registration

Art History: Something Old, Something New

Susan Asdourian, Upper School Art History

Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16
7–8:30 p.m.
Room 221 (3rd floor of the Arts building)

I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free. — Georgia O’Keeffe

Embracing Georgia O’Keeffe’s assertion of good sense and intellectual freedom, let’s agree that if you have eyes in your head, you have something to say about art. This course will encourage lively, free-flowing discussion about how art grapples with some of the most vital and enduring questions that humans confront. 

Each of our three evenings will be devoted to a different theme, such as The Body, or Power, Status & Taste. We’ll look at artworks and artists that tackle the theme from different angles, always comparing artists from the past with artists working today – thus “something old, something new.” We’ll look at an exciting array of examples, from various cultures and in many forms, including painting, sculpture, installation, photography, architecture and performance. 

Class time will include very short lectures, short videos, and much back and forth as we examine works together. A short, stimulating reading will anchor each theme; readings will be sent to you before the course begins. No experience is needed and all are welcome! 

Tuition for this course is $75.

Participants: minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12.

Embracing Georgia O’Keeffe’s assertion of good sense and intellectual freedom, let’s agree that if you have eyes in your head, you have something to say about art. This course will encourage lively, free-flowing discussion about how art grapples with some of the most vital and enduring questions that humans confront. 

Each of our three evenings will be devoted to a different theme, such as The Body, or Power, Status & Taste. We’ll look at artworks and artists that tackle the theme from different angles, always comparing artists from the past with artists working today – thus “something old, something new.” We’ll look at an exciting array of examples, from various cultures and in many forms, including painting, sculpture, installation, photography, architecture and performance. 

Class time will include very short lectures, short videos, and much back and forth as we examine works together. A short, stimulating reading will anchor each theme; readings will be sent to you before the course begins. No experience is needed and all are welcome! 

Tuition for this course is $75.

Participants: minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12.

Note: Class may be cancelled (with a full refund) if enrollment does not meet the minimum.