Odyssey: Monet, Impressionism, and Giverny

This course focuses on Claude Monet and Impressionism as a major modern art movement. The art of Monet will be studied in some depth, starting with his early years, when he focused on seascapes and landscapes. He then went on to develop painting in a series, producing a number of works that include the Cathedral series, Haystacks, the Railway Station series, and finally the Waterlilies. The final part of the course will address Monet's house and garden in Giverny, which was a work of art in itself and a collaboration with nature. Monet died in 1926, and in 1927, the Orangerie museum, which houses the famous large waterlily paintings, was officially opened.

The instructor is art historian Joseph Cassar; his lectures will be PowerPoint presentations rich in images that invite questions and discussion in a relaxed manner.

910.796.01 Homewood campus Mondays, Nov. 20 to Dec. 11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $136 (four sessions)

JHU full-time faculty/staff eligible for 80 percent tuition remission. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Contact 410-516-8516 for more information.