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 | MAKING SPACE: THE MAN-MADE CITY

Portrait of Leslie Kern, on a construction site.

In her book, Feminist City, urban geographer Leslie Kern exposes the social inequalities built into our cities, homes, and neighborhoods, all hidden in plain sight. In this three-part series join Kern as she offers an alternative vision of city planning, particularly focusing on what it’s like living in public spaces not designed for female bodies and how artists can help us reconsider our urban environments. Featuring special guests Jodi Throckmorton and Brittany Webb and part of exhibition programming inspired by Taking Space: Women Artists and the Politics of Scale.

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 | New Myths in Black and Indigenous Art and Film

Mequitta Ahuja, A Real Allegory of Her Studio, 2015In this 4-week course, mythologist and multidisciplinary artist Dr. Li Sumpter offers a breakdown of the Heroine’s Journey model evident in aesthetic and archetypal patterns in contemporary art and film narratives. The class will explore the journey through works from Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale and select films featuring female protagonists of African and indigenous descent inspired by the exhibition.

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 4 Classes $50 $35
Individual Class $20 $15

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