Mini-courses for Museum Members, each held on consecutive Tuesdays.
Modernism in Architecture
January 24, 31, and February 7 / 1-3 PM
Since the Crystal Palace was built for London’s Great Exhibition in 1851, modern materials and engineering have revolutionized architecture around the world. In this mini-course, James Hall, Norton Deputy Director, discusses the notion of “modernism” in architecture, focusing on conceptual, structural, and aesthetic innovations, and works by architects such as Walter Gropius, Le Corbusier, and Lord Norman Foster. The series includes slide talks and discussions, as well as a bus tour of notable modern buildings in Palm Beach County.
February 28, and March 7, 14 / 1-3 PM
No development in modern painting was more contested than abstraction. While detractors lambasted painters who embraced the “new,” artists and critics made compelling arguments in support of revolutionary modes of expression. Glenn Tomlinson, William Randolph Hearst Curator of Education, and Adelia Gregory, Associate Curator of Education, explore significant moments in abstract art represented in the Museum collection and special exhibitions, from its origins in Cubism through Abstract Expressionism to today’s art by Svenja Deininger and Spencer Finch.
Artists: At Their Word
April 25, May 2 and 9 / 1-3 PM
While some artists are famously mute on the subject of their art, many have been articulate spokespeople for their works through private correspondence and published writings. Hosted in conjunction with Pen to Paper, a special exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art, this mini-course will examine writings by American artists such as Arthur Dove, Robert Motherwell and Grace Hartigan, and the relationships between the artists’ writings and art. Glenn Tomlinson, William Randolph Hearst Curator of Education, and Adelia Gregory, Associate Curator of Education, explore this topic through readings and gallery discussions.
$100 per member / Limited to 30 subscribers / To register, or for more information, please call (561) 832-5196, ext. 1113, or e-mail Diego Guttierez.