FAU Lifelong Learning Society, Jupiter
Terryl Lawrence, Ed.D.
 

Art Appreciation


Terryl Lawrence, Ed.D., has a doctoral degree in art from Columbia University and has had many exhibitions of her paintings and photographs in New York. She wrote the preface to Chaim Potok’s “Artist in Exile” and has taught photography and art in New York’s public schools, C.W. Post College and SUNY Empire State College. Dr. Lawrence currently teaches art history, photography and drawing at Florida Atlantic University and at Digital Media Arts College. She is an NEH Fellow in the Humanities.

Art for Almost Everyone
Personalities Who Made it Happen

Each culture has its share of dynamic personalities who create social and political standards in art, music, politics and conversation. Society is constantly dazzled or repelled by the “new” and yet, responds with interest, curiosity and often admiration for those in the inner circles. In this lecture I will address the colorful lives of a variety of individuals who stood out from the crowd by bringing novel ideas to their art and interaction with others. The one exception here is my talk on Degenerate Art which will cast a light on how dangerous life can become.

Eight Lectures
  1. Vincent Van Gogh — The colors that drove him.
  2. Societe Anonyme — Modern Art comes to America as a Tour de Force.
  3. Degenerate Art — The attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany.
  4. Anders Zorn and John Singer Sargent — Portrait painters non-pareil.
  5. The Influence of Primitivism — Objects that became relevant in the 20th century.
  6. Aztec and Mayan Art — The first historians in the Americas.
  7. Art Deco Sculpture — Modernist sculpture arrives in America.
  8. David Hockney — His work allows us to see magic in everyday life.
Course # W8F2 — Eight Weeks
  Place:Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
  Dates:Fridays — January 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27; March 6
  Time:11:15 a.m. — 12:45 p.m.
  Fee:$68/member; $98/non-member