This introduction to modern through contemporary art will explore the pivotal artists, movements, concepts, and styles that have made a mark on the European and American art world from 1900 to the present. Through visits to New York’s world-class museums and galleries, participants will learn about key movements such as Cubism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, and more. The structure of the course will combine these site visits with classroom lectures and guest speakers to connect direct visual analysis of art with historical and theoretical concepts. Through their study, participants will come to understand how the art of the past continues to influence contemporary artists working today.
What you will learn…
- To identify the most significant artists, movements, concepts, styles, and art-making practices in Europe and America since 1900, as well as the academic vocabulary used to describe them.
- To understand how the art of the past continues to influence contemporary artists working today.
- To gain essential skills of visual analysis in order to speak with confidence about modern through contemporary art and art history.