Thursday Evenings, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Oct. 4 - Nov. 8, six-week session $85 members/$105 general ($20 drop-in fee/session)
How do we read the new? Museums and galleries present us with an array of bewildering images and artworks, often leaving us to wonder at their meaning. Are we being bamboozled? Over six weeks, Triton Museum of Art Chief Curator Preston Metcalf will explore various topics and avenues of art since 1940, and explain how we should read them, why they are important, and what they say about us and the rapidly changing world in which we live. Topics will include the understanding of art created from the detritus of our culture; how popular culture elevated movies to the dominant art form of the 20th Century and the stories they retell; and how we are to understand and appreciate art that defies the popular notion that art should be beautiful to be great. Please join us as we tour the late 20th and early 21st Centuries and learn to read the contemporary.
For more information, please call (408) 247-3754.