Instructor: Elisabeth Bardt-Pellerin
4 Wednesdays; registration is open throughout
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Price: Nonmember $355, Member $325, Student/Educator/Other Museum Staff $250
How does mid-career or late work relate to an artist’s earlier artistic investigations? This course will investigate the diverse backgrounds and approaches that helped shape the artistic trajectories of such artists as Philip Guston, Jasper Johns, David Hammons, Joan Jonas, Gego, Cy Twombly, Martin Puryear, and Agnes Martin, as featured in the exhibition The Long Run. Each week, we will explore two artists’ possible motivations, from influences, processes, and materials to life events and sociopolitical forces that might have factored into the evolution of their art making. Over four weeks, we will study artists’ mid to late careers in relation to their beginnings. Classroom overviews will be combined with close looking and discussion in the galleries.
Bio: Elisabeth Bardt-Pellerin has a BFA and an MA in art education, and has taught art education courses at Concordia University, Montreal. She also worked as an education officer at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, developing programs to engage a large spectrum of the public with the museum's permanent collection and special exhibitions. She currently lectures at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and at The Museum of Modern Art, where she has also taught several classes.