The Meanings of Modern Art

Facilitator: Joseph Cassar, PhD is a professor of Art and Graphic Communications at the UMUC. He has designed online art courses for the university and the New York Times Knowledge Network. He lectures at numerous facilities and universities in Maryland and DC. He is the author of several art books specializing on Maltese Modern Artists and won prizes for academic excellence.

Dates: Tuesday, October 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26

Time: 7:00-8:15 p.m.

Location: Myers Auditorium

The modern period is well over 100 years old. It starts with the year of revolutions in 1848 when progress was taking place in terms of flight, the photographic camera, and the steam engine among other things. The art of the period reflects all these changes starting with impressionism in capturing the fleeting moment, then theories about color with Neo-Impressionism and Seurat. This course covers major movements like Post Impressionism, Fauvism, Expressionism, Cubism, Surrealism and abstraction, covering artists like Cezanne, Manet, Renoir, Sisley, Picasso, Braque, Derain, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Warhol among many others. The course is in the form of a Power Point presentation which is rich in images that invite discussion and questions.

Fee: $55/Beth El for Congregation members; $65/non-members. Registration is required for all participants.

For further information, contact Ellen Marks at [email protected] or 410-580-5166.