Art History and Appreciation

PAFA's Art History and Appreciation series is designed to increase the public's knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts through a series of lectures around a specific topic.

Spring 2021: Dangerous Bodies

In this three-part series taught by artist, writer, and alum Clarity Haynes (Cert ‘03), participants will look at the suppression of queer, trans, and feminist representation of bodies in contemporary art and art history. Haynes’ will begin with the contemporary problem of social media censorship, a topic she’s personally experienced and written about in her Hyperallergic article, "I’m a Queer Feminist Artist. Why Are My Paintings Censored on Social Media?".

Dangerous Bodies will revisit the classic feminist question of the male gaze and ask what kinds of bodies are deemed unacceptable? Participants will consider ways that the female, maternal, aging, ill, disabled, fat, nonwhite, queer and trans body has been depicted and erased in art history.

Important Note: To help accommodate diverse schedules, individual class sessions will be recorded and made available to class participants for a week after each class takes place.

  General Public PAFA Members
All 3 Classes $50 $35
Individual Class $20 $15

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Spring 2021: Mindfulness Artist Series

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Join PAFA faculty member, David Dempewolf and Juli Fomenko, PAFA Student Care Coordinator in a contemplative and interactive space for the next three Tuesdays to explore embodied mindfulness practices, such as stretching, breath work, and tapping into unconscious spaces. We will engage in discussions, experimental videos and guided practices. Open to currently-enrolled PAFA students and our museum community.

No experience is necessary


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