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Online Lecture: Masterworks of Art After 1900 — Art in the WWII Era

Program No. 24884RJ
Join us on Monday, Jan. 29, 2024, at 2 p.m. (ET)/ 11 a.m. (PT), for a one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about art during World War II.
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At a Glance

In this series, art historian and Road Scholar expert instructor Matthew Palczynski will explore how Cubism, Pop Art and other movements grew out of their respective eras. How is an artistic masterwork best defined? What are some of the most important artworks from the past century or so? Interrogate how modernism evolved into a rich tapestry of global contemporary art. Unpack how great art at once reveals something about its maker and all of us experiencing it today. The focus of this lecture will be art in the war years, approximately 1939-1945. During the Second World War, nearly everything in the realm of American and European art changed. Examine the impact of the era on major artists in Germany, France, the UK and the USA. See up close how the work of Klee, Hepworth, Pollock and others defined a generation.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll, and a reminder email one week and one day before, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask the instructor live questions using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted, all those who enroll in this program receive access to the live event as well as a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within the two weeks following the live event.

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