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
(ABSOLUTELY NO LATE PAPERS!)