Event

Monday, January 25, 2016 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm

VISIONARIES LECTURE SERIES: THE RACE TO MODERNITY (WINTER)

The second quarter of the twentieth century saw radical changes in art, design and fashion. Economic prosperity, technological advances and the development of mass communication systems furthered what it meant to be modern, and progressive social agendas provided  platforms for women to pursue exciting cultural endeavors. The 2015/2016 Visionaries Lecture Series will explore significant art movements during this time including haute couture, architecture, music and the advent of moving pictures.

 

Winter Session  |  Mondays, January 25 – March 7, 2016  |  1 - 3 pm  

(No class February 15)


Despite the Nazi's shameful attempt to inflame public opinion against modernism with their Degenerate Art Exhibition, the 1930s were a period of intense experimentation in which new artistic forms and methods were developed. American artists furthered modernism with Precisionism, celebrating the new urban American landscape marked by skyscrapers and bridges.


Spring Session  |  Mondays, March 21 – April 25, 2016  |  1 - 3 pm  

Abstract Expressionism emerged in the 1940s and was the first specifically American art movement to achieve international influence, putting New York City at the center of the western art world.  An earlier group of artists, Surrealists, emphasized spontaneous, automatic, or subconscious creation and influenced some Abstract Expressionists.

 



Featured Lecturer: Jeanne Willette, PhDJeanette Willette

As an Associate Professor at Otis College of Art and design in Los Angeles, Jeanne Willette is an exceptional art historian and author and publisher of two websites, Art History Unstuffed and The Arts Blogger. She has written for numerous publications including Artscene, Art Week, and Vision Art Weekly. Dr. Willette is a gifted speaker who brings wit and charm to the Visionaries Lecture Series.





CLICK HERE TO REGISTER:
VISIONARIES $135 |  MUSEUM MEMBERS $145
NON-MUSEUM MEMBERS $150 

Refunds given until second class of each session, minus $25 processing fee
For further information, call (949) 759-1122 ext. 200