November 14; December 12; January 16; February 6; March 13; April 10
Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Not just pretty pictures! Once you take this course you will realize the courage it took for Impressionist artists to rebel against the more conservative and hierarchical art of the past as they initiated new styles and subject matters. The Impressionists emerged during a period of great societal change, and created the most famous artistic movement in history.
The primary focus of the class will be the foremost vanguards (avant-gardes) of the era. You can expect to see examples of Realism (Daumier, Courbet, Corot, Daubigny), Impressionism (Manet, Monet, Morisot, Cassatt, Renoir, Pissarro, Caillebotte), and “Post-Impressionism” (Degas, Van Gogh, Seurat, Gauguin, Cézanne). Not all Impressionists are French, as you will realize when we study those from Italy, Germany, Spain, and the United States.
Joan Lipton, Ph.D. is an independent lecturer and art historian who has held numerous workshops in colleges, alumni associations, adult education centers and libraries in New York City and New Jersey. Lipton has a master’s from Hunter College, New York, with a specialization in the Renaissance and a master’s and doctorate from The Graduate Center of the City of New York, with a specialization in 19th and 20th century art.
Tickets: $90 for six classes
September 12, 2018 (members)
September 26, 2018 (public)
Due to limited space, reservations are required for every program.
Please note, no refunds for lectures are permitted. Exchanges or transfers for a lecture of equal value within a season are permitted on a case-by-case basis.