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Art Lover & Docent Program
COMING SPRING 2018
Do you love art?
Are you interested in 19th and 20th century art?
Never set foot in a gallery, but want to?
Are you a docent or are interested in becoming one?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then the CPD’s Art Lover & Docent Program is for you.
Unlike most art courses that concentrate on ancient to contemporary art or a particular movement, this online, six- module course covers 150 years. You can complete one, a combination or all of these at your own pace under the instruction of Canisus Professor, and CPD Arts Management Consultant, Yvonne Widenor.
This interesting learning experience includes the following modules:
The Rise of Modernism: Part One
Mid-to-late Nineteenth Century Art in Europe and the United States:
Realism, Pre-Raphaelites and Impressionism
The Rise of Modernism Part Two
Mid- to Late Nineteenth-Century Art in Europe and the United States:
Post-Impressionism, Expressionism, and Symbolism
Modern Art in Europe and the Americas, 1900-1950
Cubism and Futurism
Art as Political and Social Statements, 1900-1950
Dada, Surrealism, Supremacism and Constructivism
Artistic Endeavors between 1950-2000, Painting
Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, and Postmodernism
Artistic Endeavors between 1950-2000, Sculpture
Assemblages, Formalism, Environmental or Land Art, Minimalism, and Monumental
Complete all six modules and receive a Docent Program Certificate of Completion from the Center for Professional Development at Canisius College.
Join us in experiencing the joy of art.
“The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.” –William Faulkner