Art History at CAM

Explore your way through the ages with our art history series at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Each term we offer a class for a significant period in art to enjoy through a combination of lecture format, gallery exploration, and interactive activies.

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New format with expanded gallery time!

Thu., Feb. 3-24, 6-7:45 pm / $149 / Four
Instructor: Kathy StockmanIn person at the Cincinnati Art Museum

This class will survey more than 500 years of artistic and stylistic developments in Western Europe, Central Africa, and the Near East. Over four weeks we will explore these periods of art through museum galleries. This will permit more of a discussion rather than a lecture of the histories of art. Students will develop a broad understanding of the most representative works from each era and region, while also learning how specific objects from the museum’s collection fit within the history of art. Visiting the European Art galleries, we will examine some of the museum’s most treasured pieces, including works by Sandro Botticelli, El Greco, Caterina van Hemesson, Elizabeth Vigee-Lebrun, and Thomas Gainsborough. Students will learn about the function and stylistic qualities of the beautiful mihrab on display in the gallery of Islamic Art, and see various examples of Islamic calligraphic ceramics. In the gallery of African Art, we will look at objects of power and prestige, including masquerade objects, nkisi power figures, and kente cloth from Ghana. Register early! Class is limited to 10 people.

About Your Instructor

Headshot of Kathy Stockman

Kathy Stockman

Art Historian

Kathy Stockman has over 20 years of teaching, researching, and writing about art history. She has devoted herself to helping people engage with art and culture inside and outside of the classroom.

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