Max Ernst. *Napoleon in the Wilderness*. 1941. Oil on canvas, 18 1/4 x 15″ (46.3 x 38.1 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchase and exchange, 1942. © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Thomas Griesel

Instructor: Heather Cotter
4 Mondays
Price: Nonmember $355, Member $325, Student/Educator/Corporate $250
This course has multiple sessions. Register here

Modern and postmodern art provide a variety of strategies for honing our vision. Looking at art helps us see things more clearly while tuning us in to elements that go beyond the visual. We will investigate different strategies artists employ to encourage viewers to notice what could otherwise be overlooked in our oversaturated visual world. We will also consider ways artists identify or remind us what is absent or removed from our field of vision. Artists to be discussed include Louise Bourgeois, Max Ernst, Stephen Shore, and Bruce Nauman, among others.

Bio: Heather Cotter (MA, Boston University, and MEd with a specialization in art education, Harvard University) is a lecturer at The Museum of Modern Art.

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. Monday, December 4, 2017,
    2:003:50 p.m.

    Education Center
  2. Monday, November 27, 2017,
    2:003:50 p.m.

    Education Center
  3. Monday, November 20, 2017,
    2:003:50 p.m.

    Education Center
  4. Monday, November 13, 2017,
    2:003:50 p.m.

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