Courses & Workshops

Crash Course on Contemporary Art: The Moving Image, Between Documentation and the Imaginary

SAT, May 12, 2018
2–4 pm

The Tom and Diane Tuft Trustee Room

This series of intensive, single-session courses, led by noted art historians and educators, offers participants an overview of current ideas and practices in contemporary American art. Each session focuses on a particular artistic medium through the lens of a timely theme that animates the work of emerging and established living artists.

Participants are welcome to register for individual sessions or for the entire series.

Crash Course on Contemporary Art: The Moving Image, Between Documentation and the Imaginary
Tracing the history of the moving image in art from the advent of film to the digital era, this session considers how contemporary artists engage themes of place, surveillance, and the environment by both documenting reality and creating imaginary and speculative spaces. 

Instructor: Paula Burleigh is a Joan Tisch Senior Teaching Fellow at the Whitney and a PhD candidate in Art History at the CUNY Graduate Center. Paula has taught adult education courses at the Museum of Modern Art, as well as undergraduate courses in Art History and the History of Photography at CUNY Baruch College, Hunter College, and Bard High School Early College. 

Full Schedule

Saturday, May 5
Crash Course on Contemporary Art: The Politics of Performance

Saturday, May 12
Crash Course on Contemporary Art: The Moving Image, Between Documentation and the Imaginary

Saturday, May 19
Crash Course on Contemporary Art: Painting’s Environments

Series: $300 non-members; $250 members. 
Individual session: $120 non-members; $90 members.

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