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New York City Museums by Moonlight: Decorative Arts from Baroque to Contemporary

This companion course to A New York City Guide to the Decorative Arts continues to introduce the visual vocabulary of style and ornament in the European and American decorative arts of the 17th through 21st centuries through weekly guided visits to museums in New York City. After completing this course, you will be able to identify the distinguishing characteristics of different styles, determine the age and origin of an object, and recognize whether an object is an original or a reproduction. From the baroque, neoclassical, and 19th-century revival periods to art deco and contemporary design, learn about the history and evolution of silver, ceramics, porcelain, furniture, and other types of objects and materials. This course is perfect for antique dealers, appraisers, interior designers, jewelry designers, artisans, architects, or anyone with an interest in the decorative arts. It can be taken as a standalone course or in conjunction with A New York City Guide to the Decorative Arts. Visits will take place on Thursday and Friday nights and will be primarily to museums such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Arts and Design.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of the different styles from baroque to contemporary
  • Tools for determining the age, origin, and authenticity of decorative arts objects
  • Familiarity with the New York institutions that sell, collect, and exhibit decorative art objects

Ideal for

  • Appraisers and antique dealers
  • Art enthusiasts
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