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Art History on the Hilltop: Fall 2009

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Fall Preview: SMU CAPE (Continuing and Professional Education) Presents: ARTS NIGHT OUT!
This is a fall freebie preview to come meet the instructors, hear about the classes, and register. Come hear about the various art history courses that will be offered, and see demonstrations of painting, dance, etc. This is a come and go event from 6:30-8:30 on Tuesday, August 18 at the Owens Art Center on Bishop Blvd. at S.M.U. Dr. Fielder will be giving a mini-overview of her classes at these times:
Martha Fielder- OAC B600 (basement, art side) 7:00-7:30pm and 7:45-8:15 pm. Where is this room you ask? If you enter the front of Owen Arts Center (OAC), go to the right side, and past what was the original Meadows Museum of Spanish Art (a sign indicates this), walk straight ahead and curve around to the right, then either take the stairs down or the elevator just beyond the stairs.SMU requests an RSVP: ARTS NIGHT OUT!. An RSVP will get you a parking pass. Can you come if you do not RSVP? I believe you can. You may wish to park across Hillcrest somewhere.

The non-freebies: you must register for these.
I. Wonders of the Ancient World: The Greeks
This armchair tour of the ancient world begins with a look at the antecedents of Greek art: the Minoans, Mycenaeans, and Cycladic art. Through richly illustrated lectures and “reconstruction” images, examine the orders of Greek architecture, and imagine the Acropolis in ancient Athens in its original splendor. Study the tomb of Mausolus of Halicarnassus, whose name gave us the word “mausoleum,” and be awed by the fabulous Pergamum Altar, now housed in Berlin.

II. Wonders of the Ancient World: The Glory that was Rome
Your travelogue through the ancient world includes sculpture of the mysterious Etruscans, who fashioned exquisite images of the legendary founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus. Study major works of architecture, sculpture, mosaic, and painting found throughout the Roman Empire. Using “reconstruction” images, examine the glory of the Roman Forum and the Pantheon, imagine the Coliseum with roaring crowds and gladiators battling ferocious beasts, and marvel at the decadence of the Domus Aurea, the Golden House of Emperor Nero, who played his fiddle while Rome burned in the first century AD. The course will conclude with a brief look at Pompeii, called the Palm Beach of ancient Rome

Past Courses: Italian Renaissance Art; Great Museums of Florence; the World of Botticelli; the Art of Rome Parts I & II; Spanish Art; Art History 101 (year long survey); History of British Monarchy Series: Early & Medieval England; the Earlier Tudors: Henry VIII; the Later Tudors: Bloody Mary & Elizabeth I; 17th Century England: the Stuarts; the Hanoverians; Queen Victoria, Parts I & II; the Heirs of Queen Victoria: Edward VII & George V; the House of Windsor: the Duke & Duchess of Windsor and George VI & Elizabeth; Louis XIV; the Enlightenment; the French Revolution; Napoleon & Josephine; Nicholas & Alexandra and the Twilight of Imperial Russia; The Medici of Florence; Europe in the Age of the Renaissance; Europe in the Age of the Reformation; Sixteenth -Century Spain; Northern Renaissance Art, Parts I & II; Art of the Ancient World; Egyptian Art; Art of Paris: the Louvre; Art of Paris: the Musee d'Orsay & Rodin Museum, Winston Churchill, Parts I & II; Nicholas & Alexandra and the Twilight of Imperial Russia; The Grand Tour of Italy: Florence; Rome; the North: Venice & Milan, Parts I, II, III; World War I; World War II; the First Ladies; Royal Cousins: Ludwig II of Bavaria & Sissi of Austria; Waltzing in Vienna: Emperor Franz Josef & Empress Elisabeth; Twilight of the Habsburgs; King Tut & Egyptian Art; A Celebration of Impressionism from the Art Institute Chicago, Versailles, Inside Nazi Germany, World War II: the Generals, World War II: Remembering D-Day, and Tutankhamen.; Kings, Saints, and Mistresses of French Art.