Making Sense of Modern Art

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Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait with Fright Wig, 1986
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London 2009

Thursdays, 3 Nov - 8 Dec 2012
Tutor: Dr Graham Whitham

Much art in the last hundred or so years has been challenging, contentious and sometimes obscure, but it can also be enlightening, appreciated and enjoyed.

Join Dr. Graham Whitham, lecturer at the University of Kent, for a series of six lectures and discussions. Using straightforward and plain language, this course aims to make modern art more accessible. Each week we will explore some significant ideas and works associated with a broad theme in order to enhance our understanding and encourage an informed interpretation.

Each week will focus on a theme, that although discrete entities, are often interrelated. Sometimes examples will be considered over a number of weeks in relation to different themes in order to reinforce the truth that works of art are never just about one thing.

This series runs concurrently with the Andy Warhol exhibition.

1 Dec  Spirituality: Anti-materialist tendencies – Kandinsky to Rothko and Ryman
8 Dec: Celebrity: Famous for fifteen minutes – the artist, the market and the consumer

£50 / £10 individual sessions (students £30 / £6)
Not suitable for persons below the age of 16 years
To book call 01424 229 111 or click the green button

Thu 3 Nov 2011-
Thu 8 Dec 2011

Tickets: Free entry

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