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The bold, abstract paintings of Irene Rice Pereira … the subtle delicacy of those by Whistler … the Surrealist works of Man Ray … the wire sculptures of Ruth Asawa … all of them American, all of them born of vital movements in modern art. Join professor and modern art historian Joseph Field for this new four-part course examining American artists from the 19th century to the present day.
You’ll explore work by Isamu Noguchi, Louise Nevelson, Andrew Wyeth, Helen Frankenthaler, and William Baziotes, along with those by lesser-known artists likely to be a revelation. With Field leading your examination of their work, you’ll gain new insights into these artists and their influences, and into American modern art movements like Abstract Expressionism. And you’ll come away with a deepened understanding of why American artists have been so instrumental to the advancement of the visual arts on a global scale.
Programs taking place online:An access link will be emailed to you after purchase.
Programs taking place in our NYC facilities:Please read our safety guidelines before visiting our building.
Programs taking place online and in our NYC facilities:Please select which experience you wish to participate in when registering. Online participants will be emailed an access link after purchase. In-person participants should read our safety guidelines before attending the program.
Joseph Field earned his MA in Curating at Richmond University in London. His areas of specialty include Modern, Contemporary and Asian art. He has honed his expertise on these and other movements as an educator in New York City at Brooklyn College and the Guggenheim for the last ten years.
Let’s Talk About Art: The WPA & Art for the People
Let’s Talk About Art: Art and War
Let’s Talk About Art: Self-Portraiture
Let’s Talk About Art: Big Ideas
The Art of the Commission: Master Artists, Private Art
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