Robert Rauschenberg. *Overdrive*. 1963. Oil and silkscreen ink on canvas, 84 x 60". The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Promised gift of Glenn and Eva Dubin. © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

Instructor: Jennifer Katanic

4 Wednesdays; 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31
This course has multiple sessions. Register here beginning March 21.

The subject of our inquiry is the museum itself. What exactly is a museum? How do we come to know it? This class will focus on using the unfamiliar as a tool for rediscovery, with the goal of thinking differently about museums by shifting our perceptions of ourselves within it. We begin in the collections galleries, with a close look at the Cubism of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque and the simultaneity of Robert and Sonia Delaunay, which become our models for engaging the traditional space of the museum in more conceptual terms. This class is an homage to the visionary artists who dared to see world's fragmented, elusive beauty (Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall, and Piet Mondrian), and those whose processes reflected this world to us materially (Robert Rauschenberg, Yves Klein, and Magdalena Abakanowicz). Join us in an exploration of works that challenge and exemplify the creative spirit, and both shape and resist our efforts to contain it.

Jennifer Katanic (PhD candidate, The Graduate Center, City University of New York) is a specialist in postwar Central European art and culture. She is a lecturer in MoMA's Department of Education and works with International Art Guides as a contemporary art educator at Art Basel Miami Beach. She has taught art history at Rutgers University and City College, New York.

Non Member: $355
Member and Corporate Member employees: $325
Student/Educator: $250

Capacity: 25

Explore various periods of modern and contemporary art through programs led by MoMA curators and other prominent experts, both inside and outside the galleries. All MoMA daytime classes include multiple sessions; registration is open throughout.

  1. Wednesday, May 31, 2017,
    11:00 a.m.12:50 p.m.

    Education Center, Mezzanine
  2. Wednesday, May 24, 2017,
    11:00 a.m.12:50 p.m.

    Education Center, Mezzanine
  3. Wednesday, May 17, 2017,
    11:00 a.m.12:50 p.m.

    Education Center, Mezzanine
  4. Wednesday, May 10, 2017,
    11:00 a.m.12:50 p.m.

    Education Center, Mezzanine
This event accompanies Collection Galleries 1880s–1950s.
This event is part of MoMA Daytime Classes.