Carnegie Museum of Art shows Art through the Ages: An Art History Survey. Adult Art History Classes.
You’ve heard of Rembrandt, Monet, and Warhol, but what makes them great artists? Gain a new appreciation for the history of art from ancient to contemporary times, with a focus on the museum’s world-class collection. Through captivating gallery walks and provocative lectures you’ll become acquainted with a range of artists in ways that you never before considered. Readings and take-home exercises reinforce the experience and ensure a deeper level of knowledge.
Scholarships are available. Contact 412.622.3288 to register.
Julia Finch earned her doctorate in medieval art history from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011. Currently, she teaches courses in art and architectural history as a lecturer at Pitt and Saint Vincent College.
Carnegie Museum of Art Lessons: Wednesdays, February 20–May 29 (No class March 13; 14 sessions)10 a.m.–noon or Thursdays, February 21–May 30 (No class March 14; 14 sessions) 6–8 p.m.
About the Museum: While most art museums founded at the turn of the century focused on collections of old masters, Andrew Carnegie envisioned a museum collection consisting of the “Old Masters of tomorrow.” In 1896, he initiated a series of exhibitions of contemporary art and proposed that the museum’s paintings collection be formed through purchases from this series. Carnegie, thereby, founded what is arguably the first museum of modern art in the United States. Early acquisitions of works by such artists as Winslow Homer, James McNeill Whistler, and Camille Pissarro laid the foundation for a collection that today is distinguished in American art from the mid-19th century to the present, in French Impressionist.
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