• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-07-2022 to 12-07-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Bonita Billman, Art History Lecturer
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    The Hudson River School — a loose group of American landscape artists — was neither a school nor confined to the Hudson River Valley. Beginning in the early 19th-century, American painters finally paid significant attention to the uniqueness of landscape around them. The Hudson River School drew inspiration from America’s unspoiled landscape,... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-15-2022 to 12-15-2022
    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

    In 1900 a 20-year-old Pablo Picasso came to Paris, the avant-garde art center of Europe. There he was surrounded by exciting artistic developments and began to break away from his traditional classic artistic training learned in his native Spain. Picasso’s ‘Blue Period’ is the period between 1901 and 1904, when he painted essentially monochromatic... read more
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  • Sessions: 8
    Class Date(s): 01-03-2023 to 02-21-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: John Renard
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    A wide exploration of the full range of visual culture and creativity, from the smaller arts of manuscript illustration to large scale sculpture to vast temple complexes across Indian history and geography. Hinduism's rich mythological traditions will be in play throughout the... read more
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  • Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 01-11-2023 to 01-25-2023
    Day(s) of the week: 2023-01-11,2023-01-18,2023-01-25
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Grace Seiberling, Art Historian
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    Many people encounter high culture only as tourists. When they make a pilgrimage to the Pantheon in Rome or to the Louvre to see the Mona Lisa they are following in the footsteps of many others, going back at least as far as the Grand Tour in the 18th century. This three-session class will look at the phenomenon of cultural tourism, its history, and its... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 01-17-2023 to 01-17-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Aniko Makranczy, MFA
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Marsden Hartley (1877-1943) was  a pioneer American modernist painter. He created portraits, landscapes, still-life paintings influenced strongly by European expressionism, cubism and fauvism. Towards the end of his life Harley embraced regionalism creating expressive works in his home state of... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 01-20-2023 to 01-20-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Gwenyth Mapes, Professor of Humanities
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    The Paleolithic period ( roughly 2.5 million years ago to 10,000 B.E.C.) was filled the Neanderthals, Denisovans, etc., hunter gathers who donated some of heir DNA to Homo Sapiens, and left us sophisticated art and some interesting burial... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 01-27-2023 to 01-27-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Mont Allen, Ph. D.
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Oasis National

    In the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD, well-to-do ancient Romans were buried in lavish stone coffins (sarcophagi), often decorated with exquisitely sculpted scenes showing stories from Greek mythology. Here we encounter a riotous profusion of joyful imagery, from frisky Satyrs and Maenads enjoying the gifts of Dionysus, and Sea Nymphs frolicking in the waves, to... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 01-31-2023 to 01-31-2023
    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

    An Italian and a Jew, and diagnosed with tuberculosis at age 16, Amedeo Modigliani lived his life under the ever-present shadow of death. In the few short years left to him he created paintings with a distinctive look: figural works and portraits inspired by pre-classical antiquity and Renaissance painting. Market demand for his female nudes also influenced... read more
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 02-02-2023 to 02-09-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: John Guenther
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    Rome – “the Eternal City” and “the Capital of the World” – is a true global city and home of much of the world’s greatest works of art and architecture, developed over its history which spans more than 2,700 years. It is also a virtual laboratory to learn how a city grows over time through strategic urban planning, how its architecture has... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-06-2023 to 02-06-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Betsy Solomon, MA Art History
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    The Harlem Renaissance (c.1918-37) was a blossoming of African American culture, particularly in the creative arts, that sought to reconceptualize “the Negro” apart from stereotypes. Aaron Douglass, often called the “father of African American art,” painted images reflecting a black history filled with dignity, pride and self-awareness. Likewise,... read more
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  • Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 02-08-2023 to 02-22-2023
    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

    Despite his reputation for fleeing France and establishing himself in a tropical paradise, Gauguin was deeply connected with the art and culture of his time. His artistic innovations were very influential. His work and life raise questions about how we deal with treatments of women and Others that do not correspond to contemporary values. This three-session... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-10-2023 to 02-10-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Gwenyth Mapes, Professor of Humanities
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    The Neolithic period (~8000 – 3000 B.C.E.) saw a dramatic change in lifestyle with the beginning of farming and animal domestication, leaving us astonishing art and... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-15-2023 to 02-15-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Aniko Makranczy, MFA
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Charles Burchfield (1893 - 1967) was an American watercolor painter and visionary artist, known for his passionate and often fantastic depictions of nature. Landscapes, weather, and towns were his main inspiration. His work expresses the energy, mood, and emotions of these scenes and environments. We will explore his painting, sketches, and wallpaper... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-21-2023 to 02-21-2023
    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

    During his Paris years (1886-1888), Vincent van Gogh interacted frequently with Pissarro, Seurat, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec and others. Vincent viewed these artists as outsiders like himself, misunderstood and rejected by conventional gallerists and patrons. Vincent called this circle of young artists "painters of the petit boulevard" in opposition to the... read more
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  • Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 03-08-2023 to 03-29-2023
    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

    How did women artists deal with modernism, for which women were central subjects? What kinds of alternatives to the dominant narrative does the study of women's work allow? This four-session class will focus on works of women primarily in France, Russia, and the United... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 03-22-2023 to 03-22-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Johnny Rabbitt
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    Explore unique architectural designs though St. Louis History to today. You’ll learn about architects such as Adler & Sullivan, Preston Bradshaw, Eames & Young, Charles & George Rapp, Murphy & Mackay, Phil Durham, Isaac Taylor, Mauran-Russell & Garden, Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, Klipstein & Rathman, Frank Lloyd Wright, Harris... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 03-28-2023 to 03-28-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Bonita Billman, Art History Lecturer
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Like the fictional Cora Levinson Crawley, Lady Grantham on "Downton Abbey," there were many American heiresses in the Edwardian era who married land-rich but cash-poor British aristocrats. Women like Consuelo Vanderbilt and sisters Mary and Daisy Leiter swapped money for titles. The newspapers called them Dollar Princesses. We will look at some of these... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-04-2023 to 04-04-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:15 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Richard Bell
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Black American painter Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937) was a trailblazing artist of religious subjects at the turn of the last century. After training at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts under the tutelage of Thomas Eakins, Tanner traveled to France in 1891 and, finding French society more race blind than the United States, he stayed. His chosen... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-06-2023 to 04-06-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 01:00 PM-03:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: John Guenther
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    The Chaifetz Arena, considered one of the top venues in college basketball, is the home of Saint Louis University men’s and women’s basketball. It accommodates a wide range of events including SLU's commencement and convocation ceremonies, concerts and other performing arts and community events. John C. Guenther, FAIA, LEED AP, was the design architect... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-26-2023 to 04-26-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Betsy Solomon, MA Art History
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    Three British art students – Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais, and William Holman Hunt – launched the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848. Shaped by the Industrial Revolution, the 19th century taste for Italian “primitives,” and an avoidance of the academic tradition; the PRB was very much a product of their time. Inspired by scripture,... read more
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