IMPORTANT! Revised schedule of classes, reading and writing assignments

Please review carefully, very carefully, the following revised schedule of classes, events, reading and writing assignments, and due dates for papers. I will hold you responsible for following it to the letter! Also, please remember to submit $25 to me NO LATER THAN November 21st!

Seminar 1:  Revised Schedule of classes and assignments

Tuesday, November 5th            Discussion of Walter Benjamin: “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction”

Thursday, November 7th            Discussion of Frances Berenson, “Understanding Art and Understanding Persons” and Peter Schjeldahl, “Shapes of Things”

N.B. ALL students must post comments on the Berenson reading.

Tuesday, November 12th            Discussion of John Berger, Ways of Seeing, pages 1-81. The piece by Berger, “The basis of all painting and sculpture is drawing” I did not distribute, so do not worry about it.

Thursday, November 14th            11:00 a.m. Lehman Brass Quintet Concert in the Recital Hall of the Music Building, 3rd floor

12:30 p.m. Jose Roldan solo performance of his “Forgive Me Father for I Have Sinned” in the Lovinger Theatre

Tuesday, November 19th             Discussion of John Berger, Ways of Seeing, pages 83-155. and Linda Nochlin,  “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” also Gould, pages 137-155.

N.B. ALL students must post comments on the Nochlin piece.

Thursday, November 21st              Discussion of Frank Sibley, “Aesthetic concepts” and  discussion of Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) and 5 Pointz

N.B. ALL students must post comments on the Sibley piece

Tuesday, November 26th            NO CLASS MEETING

Wednesday, November 27th         As this is a Friday schedule we will use the opportunity to attend the Magritte exhibit at MOMA in the afternoon

Tuesday, December 3rd            Discussion of The Nutcracker versions by Hoffman and Dumas. Please bring the Penguin Books 2007 version translated by Joachim Neugroschel to class with you.

Tuesday December 3rd   N.B. Second writing assignment due. (Absolutely no late papers!)

 Thursday, December 5th            No Class Meeting.  Meet for The Nutcracker performance by the New York City Ballet at 7:00 p.m., David H. Koch Theater, 20 Lincoln Center

Sunday, December 8th             Snapshot Event at Macaulay, 67th Street

Tuesday, December 10th            Review of The Nutcracker performance

Response Logs Due

William Kentridge video “Anything is Possible”


Thursday, December 12th            Summing Up & Final Paper Due

















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