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Beauty in the Round: A Scrutiny of Sculpture


Join Jill Kiefer, Ph.D. as she leads her Online Course series for BAC entitled: “BEAUTY IN THE ROUND: A SCRUTINY OF SCULPTURE” for 6 Tuesdays, 10:00 – 11:00 AM – 9/20 – 10/25 from 10 – 11 AM. In this course, we’ll journey through time to explore some of the greatest sculptors—and sculptures—in existence.

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From the The Löwenmensch figurine and the Venus of Willlendorf (both made approximately 40,000 years ago) to the contemporary works of such figures as Paige Bradley and Damien Hirst lies a vast and remarkable tradition—Sculpture.

In this six-week program, we’ll journey through time to explore some of the greatest sculptors—and sculptures—in existence. Artists we look at will include such figures as Praxiteles, della Quercia, Donatello, Michelangelo, Rodin, Claudel, Brâncusi, Giacometti, Bourgeois, Calder, Botero, Noguchi, and Serra among many others.

The Bust of Nefertiti (1345 BCE), The Terracotta Army (c. 210 BCE), Laocoön and His Sons (2nd C. BCE), Picasso’s Guitar of 1912, Marisol’s Women and Dog (1963-64), and Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate (2006) are just a few of the significant works we’ll examine.

Join us to experience the thrill of Sculpture in the Round!
Tuesdays – 10:00 – 11:00 AM – 9/20 – 10/25

Attendance/Absence/Tardiness Policy: If you are registered for the class, please make every effort to be on time and participate.

Electronic Device Policy: Students are asked to turn ringer tones on their cell phones off during class—and to take any essential calls on their cell phones outside of the virtual classroom.

Meet your Instructor: Jill Kiefer

Dr. Jill Kiefer is an art historianand teaching artist. She has developed and implemented comprehensive academic and lifelong learning programs at prestigious institutions in the USA and abroad. She was a member of the graduate faculty of the Humanities Dept. of Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles, and also taught for Pasadena City College, Glendale College, the Palos Verdes Art Center and the University of New Mexico. She has received several “Best Faculty” awards and was a Federal Title V Grant Recipient four times for her work in Hybrid Learning. Jill is a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, and the Dean of Warnborough College’s Master’s and Doctoral programs in Cultural Art History, Fine Arts, and Media Studies. She also teaches art history and studio art for several lifelong learning programs in Westchester. Jill is a Past President of the Ossining Arts Council, and the Director of the Canterbury Arts Conference (CArtsCon), an international, annual event held each summer in the United Kingdom. A published writer and artist, Jill has an impressive and extensive resume.  To learn more about her, please visit www.whataboutart.org

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