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Reincarnations: Finding the Past in the Present – Online Course with JILL KIEFER, Ph.D.


Join Jill Kiefer, Ph.D. as she leads her Online Course series for BAC entitled: Reincarnations: Finding the Past in the Present (6) Sessions: Saturdays – 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Dates: February 13 – March 20, 2021. Great works of art remain alive forever. Join us on this journey to discover how—and why!

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Every generation of artists wants to express its own ideas, address its own issues, and develop its own innovations. Modernists, in particular, felt that the great masterworks which had preceded them no longer “spoke” to the world in which they lived. Scholars often reinforce this idea by illustrating the differences between art eras and movements through processes of comparison and contrast. But we are all part of human culture. We also cannot “un-know” what we know. Try as we might, we cannot pretend that art created in the “past” has not somehow figured art of the “present”. We might not receive, perceive, or interpret earlier works of art as someone from centuries ago might have done—but the humanity at their core remains highly relevant. In this series, we will examine the ways in which the art of the past has remained very much alive in the present—either directly or indirectly. Art is an ongoing continuum. Great works of art remain alive forever. Join us on this journey to discover how—and why!

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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