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The Modern City: Art in New York, 1900-1950

Take a fresh look at New York City through the eyes of some of America’s greatest artists who were endlessly inspired by the city. Their exuberant depictions of the people and places collectively tell the visual story of New York’s rise to a global powerhouse, while also sharing intimate details of daily life. In this highly interactive, image-rich class, we will dive into works of art so you see the city in fresh ways. We will look at urban realists who described the explosion of the new urban scene; women whose salons and museums established New York as a center for modern art; Harlem Renaissance artists who gave voice to the African American experience; social realists who unveiled the challenges and joys of the Depression; and mid-century modernists who altered how we see daily life.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of New York’s social and cultural history as told through art
  • Knowledge about notable artists who worked in New York
  • Familiarity with works of art that depict New York

Ideal for

  • Art enthusiasts
  • Prospective and practicing arts professionals
  • All members of the community—working, retired, and in between
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.

    • Section

    • Semester

      Summer 2021
    • Date

      Jun 2 - Jun 30
    • Day

    • Time

      • Online
    • Format

      • Online
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

      Tobey, Rena
    • Location

      Instructor Led
    Tuition $349