Great Women Artists – Wednesdays, JUL 6 to AUG 31 at 7:00PM

$315.00

Presented by William Fredlund, Ph.D., in person and via live video stream with interactive Q&A.

Tuition: $315.  YOU MAY CHOOSE THE VIDEO STREAM OR IN-CLASSROOM ATTENDANCE. FOR THE VIDEO STREAM, ONLY ONE TUITION PER HOUSEHOLD IS NECESSARY.  CLASSROOM TUITION IS $315 PER PERSON. (PLEASE NOTE THAT CLASSROOM SEATING IS LIMITED.)

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Michelangelo, Leonardo, Van Gogh, Renoir, Cezanne… so many famous men in the history of art!  But what about the women who enriched the world’s artistic legacy? For centuries, women were discouraged or even barred from pursuing a career in the arts (or any other field)—yet some gutsy women were not deterred.  These famous female artists were not just “ladies who painted” but innovators who broke through the constraints of their eras, both personally and professionally.  In this course, we will survey great artists through the ages who happened also to be women—and come to recognize that they fully deserve to be valued as artists alongside their male contemporaries.  Some of the women we will discuss in our course include Gentileschi, O’Keefe, Le Brun, Morisot, Cassatt, Kalo—and some you perhaps have not yet met, such as Bonheur, Fontana, and Sophonisba.

William H. Fredlund, the Director of the Institute, obtained his B.A. and M.A. from UCLA, where he specialized in European history and art history. He studied in Italy on a Fulbright Fellowship and completed a double Ph.D. in history and humanities at Stanford, specializing in Renaissance Italy. Dr. Fredlund has taught for UCLA, the University of Florence, Stanford, and UCSC Extension.

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