The CPD is proud to showcase other offerings focused on personal enrichment in arts and travel. Our online Art Lovers & Docent Program and international travel hosted by arts and behavioral sciences faculty are two such opportunities outside of the conventional classroom that might appeal.
Art Lovers & Docent Program
“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.”
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 Lovers & 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 Canisius 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.