Odyssey: "Reading" Modern and Contemporary Artwork

Although reproduction of a work of art has its value, much of the experience of the original artwork is lost; the scale of a painting and the materials the artist selected to execute the piece cannot be discerned from a reproduction. This course offers an in-depth study of selected works, concentrating on pieces composed from the 1860s to the present. After an initial classroom session, study visits to the Walters Art Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art will lead participants through formal and technical analyses, explorations of historical contexts, and variegated meanings of selected works, such as Christopher Wool's "Terrorist," including, for example, how this work's meaning has changed over time from its accession to the BMA in 1990 to its temporary removal in 2001, to the present.

910.587.01 Homewood Campus, Walters Art Museum and the BMA Saturday, Nov. 1 to Dec. 6, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: $198

JHU full-time faculty and staff members receive 80% tuition remission. Spouse/same-sex domestic partners, receive 50% remission. Please note that you are unable to register online and receive the discount.

For more information, contact 410-516-8516.