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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 6:45 PM

David Gariff, senior lecturer at the National Gallery of Art and an adjunct professor at The Catholic University of America, explores the life and work of three seminal artists working against the 19th-century backdrop of new and changing artistic theories. (World Art History Certificate elective)

Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 9:30 AM

In their designs and purposes, Stonehenge, a medieval cathedral, and the new One World Trade Center are worlds apart—in more ways than one. Lisa Passaglia Bauman, an assistant professor of art history at George Mason University, reveals the timeless structural language that unites these and other iconic works of architecture. (World Art History Certificate elective)

Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 7:00 AM

The striking new Contemporary Art + Design Wing at the celebrated museum is the centerpiece of a visit led by museum education consultant Sheila Pinsker. Sessions led by the museum’s director and other curators focus on the best of new design and art in glass, as well as the form’s history.

Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Art historian C. D. Dickerson highlights the sweep of Casanova’s life by setting it against the visual backdrop of his world, which extended beyond his native Venice to major cultural centers from Madrid to Moscow. How can the art of his day illuminate our understanding of this serial seducer?

Monday, September 21, 2015 at 6:45 PM

From the era of Constantine to the golden age of the Gothic cathedral, art historian Louisa Woodville examines the art and architecture in the 1,000-year period between classical antiquity and the Renaissance. (World Art History Certificate core course)

Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Wander along with Rome expert George Sullivan as he leads you down one of Rome’s most beautiful streets. It’s one that bursts with the beauty of baroque churches and other architectural wonders—rather than tourists. (World Art History Certificate elective)

Friday, September 25, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Emmy Award-winning designer Lyn Paolo is the genius behind the hit series that generates as much buzz for Kerry Washington’s wardrobe as its twists-and-turns depiction of the DC political scene. She talks to the Washington Post’s Robin Givhan about designing Washington fashions that any Hill power broker would gladly plot to wear.

Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Gorgeous coloring books designed to melt away grown-up stress have struck gold (and blue and green and magenta) on the best-seller lists. Art therapist and coloring book author Lacy Mucklow explains why so many adults are returning to a once-favorite pastime.

Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 5:30 PM

Enjoy the best of Craft2Wear shopping, wine and light buffet, modeling, and more.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Our nation’s history—and changing identity—finds its reflection in the panorama of American art. Art historian Jennifer Van Horn introduces major artists and movements in painting from the mid-19th century to today. (World Art History Certificate core course)

Friday, October 16, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Step inside a home whose core is a transplanted 1790 Connecticut farmhouse and learn from owner Jim Hobbins how his passion for history guided the creation a residence that combines the best of the past and present.

Friday, October 16, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Step inside a home whose core is a transplanted 1790 Connecticut farmhouse and learn from owner Jim Hobbins how his passion for history guided the creation a residence that combines the best of the past and present.

Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 9:30 AM

From the caves of Lascaux to the Peacock Room, medieval castles to Rockefeller Center, artists of all kinds have found walls to be an irresistible place to tell a story. William Woodward, an artist and professor emeritus at George Washington University, guides you though the history of this ancient narrative art form. (World Art History Certificate elective)

Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 9:30 AM

The intertwined yet distinctive cultural heritages of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania reveal themselves in dazzling medieval guild halls, towering Gothic cathedrals, Russian Orthodox churches, Baroque palaces, and extraordinary art nouveau buildings. Art historian Ursula Rehn Wolfman leads a look at the region’s history and dazzling and diverse architecture.

Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 9:30 AM

The 1960s jolted America—and its artists—into a new era of boldness, experimentation, and often, confrontation. Art historian Nancy G. Heller looks at the roots and influences of radical American art from the last five decades. (World Art History Certificate elective)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 6:45 PM

As voices of all kinds were being silenced in 1930s Germany, Max Beckmann, Felix Nussbaum, and John Heartfield raised a powerful outcry—through their art. Erich Keel, former head of education at the Kreeger Museum, examines their heroic efforts, as well as art’s role as witness to history during Hitler’s regime. (World Art History Certificate elective)

Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Get a true insider’s look at the treasures housed in the Philip Johnson-designed private museum as the Kreeger’s director, staff members, and an artist serve as guides for a memorable visit.

Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Stories from Greek and Roman mythology and the Bible engaged, entertained, and even shocked us for centuries. Art historian Lisa Passaglia Bauman traces these enduring stories from their ancient archetypes to contemporary interpretations. (World Art History Certificate elective)

Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 12:45 PM

Join Thomas Llewellyn Wright as he opens the Usonian-style house completed in 1956 by his grandfather—the last Wright-designed residence still in family hands.

Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 2:15 PM

Join Thomas Llewellyn Wright as he opens the Usonian-style house completed in 1956 by his grandfather—the last Wright-designed residence still in family hands.

Monday, November 9, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Art historian Aneta Georgievska-Shine brings the visual culture of a vast country to life as she highlights some of the major art developments in Russia over the centuries. (World Art History Certificate core course)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Join mosaic artist Bonnie Fitzgerald for an inside look at a wide variety of contemporary mosaic treasures at notable public sites, including works by Marc Chagall and Washington’s Sam Gilliam.

Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 10:00 AM

The fabled cities of Seville, Cordoba, and Granada reflect a richly diverse cultural and artistic history. Art historian Lawrence Butler traces the Muslim, Christian, and Jewish influences that created cities of distinctive and enduring beauty. (World Art History Certificate elective)

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Bill Keene explores the social, cultural, and economic history of the country house, tracing the rise, fall, and legacy of these fabled residences. (World Art History Certificate elective)

Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM

If you’re a reader of The New Yorker, chances are you’ve probably clipped out at least one of Bob Mankoff’s cartoons. Meet the magazine’s cartoon editor—who’s also one of the staff artists—and learn why his work is so memorable.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Art historian Bonita Billman discusses artist Edouard Manet’s life and career and analyzes his contributions to the impressionist movement. (World Art History Certificate elective)

Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Join art historian Nigel McGilchrist on a virtual tour of Santorini, Naxos, Paros, and Delos. These islands in the Aegean Sea are famous for their beauty and natural resources, which contributed so greatly to the rise of Europe’s earliest art. (World Art History Certificate elective)

Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Some artists are content to carry on working in the received traditions. Others chose another creative path—and changed perceptions of art and artists into the future. Learn how pivotal Italian painters broke the mold, creating new possibilities for generations of artists to come. (World Art History Certificate elective)

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