Francis Bacon, Marc Chagall & Others: Autobiographies in Art

Code: AA11012

Dates: January 24 - February 14, 2022

Meets: 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Sessions: 4

Location: ONLINE

Course Fee: $82.00

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While authors relate their life stories in words, many artists tell theirs through painting and sculpture. Take an engaging look at four artists who lived through two World Wars, which in different ways informed their work. Francis Bacon confronted his sexuality and life on the wild side of London; Louise Bourgeois' unusual childhood in France continually informed her work; Max Beckmann experienced the rise of Nazism in his native Germany and alienation as a German in Holland and the US; and Marc Chagall's bright paintings reflect his childhood in present-day Belarus, the people he loved, and intriguing thoughts on religion.
Fee: $82.00

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Mariann Smith

Mariann Smith, MA. Prior to moving back to this area, she worked for 26 years in the Education Department--for the last 12 years as curator--in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY, which focuses primarily on modern and contemporary art. Her major responsibilities included docent training; writing, recording, and editing audio tours and video programs; researching and preparing label copy and brochures for exhibitions; presenting lectures on a wide variety of topics; and curating a number of exhibitions. She is the author of Albright-Knox Art Gallery: Highlights of the Collection (2011) and a major contributor to The Long Curve: 150 Years of Visionary Collecting at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (2011). Since moving back to Chester County, she had a one-year appointment as Curatorial Assistant, Art & Artifacts Dept., Special Collections, Bryn Mawr College, working with the Art and Artifacts staff on collection-based projects, exhibitions, and the museum studies program. She also worked as consultant at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, revising audio tour scripts and preparing exhibition labels. Mariann received her AB in French Studies from Bryn Mawr in 1981 and a Masters in Art History (1986) and Certificate of Museum Practice (1987) from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She is also currently a consultant for the Center for Humanities in Medicine at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biological Sciences.


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