Art History Class: Contemporary Matters
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Tue, Aug 15 6:00 pm
The millions of artworks made each year form an increasingly complex tapestry of ideas and techniques, new uses of technology, and reflections on a wide range of personal and societal concerns. How does one negotiate this dizzying multiplicity to determine artistic value and significance? In this three-part class, participants will be introduced to works that reflect contemporary life with originality, power, and beauty. Experience the challenges of connoisseurship—that is, making informed judgments about quality—while exploring some of the most significant trends among artists today. Tuesdays, August 15, 22, and 29, 6:00–7:30 p.m.