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.

Fall 2020: Re-Framing American Art/History

Join Dr. Christian Ayne Crouch, Associate Professor of History at Bard College, with specializations in early modern Atlantic world history, Native American and Indigenous Studies, slavery, and empire, and Dr. Anna Marley, Kenneth R. Woodcock Curator of Historical American Art at PAFA, for a critical re-framing of iconic art works in PAFA’s collection. Using methodologies from art history, history, and material culture Crouch and Marley will teach participants how to use art as a historical source.

They will also offer methods to help participants deconstruct historic images that also empower them to analyze the construction of American citizenship through art and visual culture. Each session will begin with two key works in PAFA’s collection and the class will pose four key questions about American art history – whose history, whose America, whose gaze, and whose monument.

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 $15 $10

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