• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-27-2024 to 02-27-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Sofia Laurein, PhD, Professor of History
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Let’s put some famous paintings under a magnifying glass to reveal the fascinating stories, hidden insights and secret messages. Unveil the layers of meaning and discover mysterious symbols beneath the surfaces of celebrated... read more
  • Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 03-06-2024 to 03-27-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Grace Seiberling, Art Historian
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    The Civil War was the first “living-room war.” Photographs provided Americans with evidence of the grim realities of war. Photographers accompanied expeditions documenting the West and communicated the progress of the construction of the railways that would connect the nation. George Eastman's innovations made photography available to the larger public... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 03-08-2024 to 03-08-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Gwenyth Mapes, Professor of Humanities
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    From Neolithic times through all of its dynasties, including the Mongol Yuan dynasty ending in 1368, China has influenced the world with stunning art and architecture, as well as technology. In this lecture on ancient China, we will look at a bit of Neolithic China, but mainly move through the Han, Tang, Song, and Yuan... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 03-12-2024 to 03-12-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Aniko Makranczy, MFA
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    O’Keeffe began visiting New Mexico in the mid-1930s and moved there permanently in 1949 after the death of her husband.  Although she was a well-known artist, her chosen home in the isolated area of Ghost Ranch was considered highly unusual. There was no guarantee that her paintings would continue to interest buyers. Nevertheless, O’Keeffe was... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 03-14-2024 to 03-14-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Kathy Walsh-Piper
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom- St. Louis Oasis

    Join instructor Kathleen Walsh-Piper, M. A. Art History and art museum educator, to learn about Louis Comfort Tiffany, son of the founder of Tiffany and Company as one of the most famous American designers, his accomplishments and inventions in glass, pottery, jewelry, and other decorative arts, and his unique Art Nouveau style are still valued today.... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 03-14-2024 to 03-14-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Laura Nicholls, retired art educator
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Syracuse Oasis

    Precocious, gifted, and successful from a very young age, Rosa Bonheur exhibited at the 19th C. Paris Salon for the first time at the age of 19 and received several medals for her work. Bonheur was trained by her father, a landscape painter, but it was her love for animals, especially horses, that provided inspiration for her art. ‘The Horse Fair’... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-11-2024 to 04-11-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Laura Nicholls, retired art educator
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Syracuse Oasis

    One of the most influential photographers of the 20th C, Edward Steichen was a groundbreaking innovator in the fields of art, aerial, fashion, and commercial photography. As a photographic associate of Alfred Stieglitz, Steichen helped Stieglitz establish the Little Galleries of the Photo-Secession (NYC) in 1905. The gallery was at the forefront of... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-12-2024 to 04-12-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Gwenyth Mapes, Professor of Humanities
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    The art and architecture produced during Europe’s Gothic period began in France and spread like wildfire. We will look at examples of the architecture as it increased in height and detail, as well as the art that moved from Byzantine imagery to increasing... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-16-2024 to 04-16-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Bonita Billman, Art History Lecturer
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Moving from place to place and job to job until he found his true calling as a painter, Vincent van Gogh had a short artistic career. Dying at 37, he was a painter for only ten years. He reached his “high, yellow note” as a painter during months he spent at Arles, in the South of France. Vincent spent only 444 days in Arles—the most prolific period in... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-17-2024 to 04-17-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Julia Fister, MA, Studio ACE Executive Director
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Grandma Moses was an American artist known for her pastoral landscape paintings. She did not start painting until she was 77 years old and looking for something to do “to keep busy and out of mischief.” This lecture will explore her scenes of American... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-30-2024 to 04-30-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Alex Castaneda, Ph.D.
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Every two years since 2008, the World Design Organization (WDO) reviews proposals from cities worldwide to become the next World Design Capital. The international non-governmental organization recognizes cities for their effective use of design to drive economic, social, cultural, and environmental development. How much do we know about this event? In what... read more

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