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Mondays, April 1 – April 29, 6 – 8pm

#SeeingtheBarnes
Jasper Johns. In Memory of My Feelings-Frank O’Hara (detail), 1961. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, partial gift of Apollo Plastics Corporation, courtesy of Stefan T. Edlis and H. Gael Neeson, 1995.114.a-d. Photo © MCA Chicago

$200; members $180

(4 classes; no class on April 15)

About the Class

During one of the most conservative periods in its history, America became synonymous with avant-garde art. We will concentrate on American art of the 1950s and ’60s and, using new research, explore the rapid succession of movements such as abstract expressionism and post-abstract expressionism (Johns, Rauschenberg, Twombly), the development of hard-edged painting, and the rise of pop. Throughout, we will address issues such as sexual, racial, and gendered differences.

Capacity: 75

 
Jasper Johns. In Memory of My Feelings - Frank O'Hara, 1961. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, partial gift of Apollo Plastics Corporation, courtesy of Stefan T. Edlis and H. Gael Neeson, 1995.114.a-d. Photo © MCA Chicago

Instructor

Jonathan D. Katz

Katz, a pioneering figure in the development of sexuality and gender studies in art history, directs the Visual Studies Doctoral Program at the University at Buffalo and is a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania. An active curator as well as a scholar, Katz has written extensively on postwar American art.