Interactive Video Conferencing Lectures Spring 2017—Smithsonian American Art Museum


Three Thursdays • 1 p.m.-2 p.m. • Langsdorf Hall, Room 302*

Pre-registration required—sign-up in the OLLI office; limit 30 students

February 9, 23 • March 1**

*Location changed to Langsdorf Hall, Room 302

**March 9 lecture date is changed to March 1. 

This three-class lecture series will feature art from the Smithsonian American Art Museum through an interactive lecture using videoconferencing. Students are encouraged to participate in the discussions.

●  February 9: Native Americans are part of the past, present and future of the United States. Explore histories and cultures as captured by both Native and non-Native artists. Discuss the influence of geography, tradition and tribal affiliation on contemporary Native American artists.

●  F ebruary 23: The Civil War tested and consumed the country for more than four years. Explore how this great conflict and subsequent Reconstruction period are depicted through the traditional mediums of painting and sculpture, as well as the then new medium of photography.

●  March 1: Craft artists push beyond traditions by testing the limits of materials and techniques. Whether using clay, metal, glass or fiber, these artists create works that blur the lines between art and craft and encourage us to see everyday objects in new ways.

Coordinators: Bob Newcomb and Janice Jeng