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Mondays, June 8 – 29, 1 – 2:30pm*


Amedeo Modigliani. Head (detail), 1911–1912. A249. Public Domain.

$170; members $153
(4 classes)

* We encourage you to watch live, but classes can be streamed anytime after the live session concludes. See our FAQ.

About the Class

This course details the various modes of modern and contemporary sculpture, from 3-D to 4-D and beyond. What made Rodin’s work so different? How did Brancusi link carving and essence? How did Duchamp force a reexamination of what art is? Are “happenings” sculpture? How should we understand the intersections between traditional sculpture and contemporary performance, video, and conceptual art?


Matthew Palczynski

Palczynski is an art history lecturer, consultant, curator, and educator for academic, corporate, and nonprofit institutions. He regularly leads sessions on innovation at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, teaches art history at Tyler School of Art and the Barnes, and presents lectures worldwide for Road Scholar.