Art Appreciation Classes

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You’ve heard of Rembrandt, Monet, and Warhol, but what makes them great artists? Gain a new appreciation for the history of art from ancient to contemporary times, with a focus on the museum’s world-class collection. Through captivating gallery walks and provocative lectures led by Rachel Miller, Ph.D., you’ll become acquainted with a range of artists in ways that you never before considered. Readings and take-home exercises reinforce the experience and ensure a deeper level of knowledge.

About the instructor: Rachel Miller's research focuses on Italian Renaissance and Baroque art with an emphasis on the artistic patronage of the Jesuits, including the art and architecture produced on their overseas missions. Miller also has a strong interest in medieval and early modern Japanese art and the exchange of artistic methods and material culture between Europe and Japan in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Her MA paper examined the art and architecture produced by the Jesuits on their missions in Japan from 1549 to 1614. Miller's doctoral thesis is titled Apostle to the Indies: The Global Iconography and Dissemination of Images of St. Francis Xavier. This project examines images of this missionary saint produced both in Europe and on key Jesuit missions, such as in Goa, and aims to provide a new understanding of the global nature of Jesuit hagiography and iconography.

Upcoming Sessions
February 19–May 21, 6–8 p.m.
MOA Theater
$200 ($180 CMP Members)
Register online or by calling 412.622.3288

February 20–May 22, 10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
CMOA Theater
$200 ($180 CMP Members)
Register online or by calling 412.622.3288

Note: This class is required for individuals wishing to enter the provisional CMOA volunteer docent program.