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Wednesdays, 11:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Begins February 12 – Ends March 11, 2020

Quick Center for the Arts

$290 | Quick Member: $275
$250 each if you enroll in two or more courses.

Instructor: Danielle Ogden

Are you curious about modern art but feel bewildered by it? Is it different from Contemporary Art? Comprehending and appreciating these movements can feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Through a no-frills and fun approach involving close looking, in-depth class discussions, and participatory activities, we will unravel some of the most puzzling works of art from 1809 through 2019, including Duchamp’s Urinal, Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, Pollock's Autumn Rhythm, and Chirsto’s The Gates. Through this course, you will gain a better understanding of the political, social, and economic context that gave rise to these artists and their work. Get ready to strengthen your visual perception skills, pull back the curtain on today’s art world, and demystify the question, "what is modern art?" No prior knowledge is required. The fifth class will be at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Bio: Danielle is currently an Adjunct faculty member at Fairfield University, teaching Modern Art and History, Theory, and Practice of Museums. She also serves as a Museum Specialist in Adult Learning to the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT. Prior to this she supported the launch of the National Gallery Singapore, as Senior Manager of Adult Learning and Access Programs. Danielle has designed and facilitated cross-disciplinary educational programs, led in-gallery tours, lectured, and built programs for adult audiences both nationally and internationally including Harvard Art Museums, The Museum of Modern Art, and The British National Trust. Danielle earned her master’s degree in Art History from Boston University and her master’s degree in Education from Harvard University. Danielle is currently a member of the Yale University Art Gallery Teacher Leadership Program.

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