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The Barnes Foundation Philadelphia
All-Day Tour

Matisses, Modiglianis, and Monets are among the treasures found in the downtown home of the Barnes collection. Join art historian Bonita Billman to view the museum’s stunning post-impressionist and early-modern works. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
2017 Smithsonian Craft2Wear Opening Night Party Tickets

A chic and unique shopping experience for you and your friends. Get the first look at a curated collection of art to buy and wear. Enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and Art on the Runway—a professional fashion show. Meet the show's artists, consult with professional stylists, and find your fabulous.

Date
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
2017 Smithsonian Craft2Wear Show Daily Admission Tickets

Save $2 per ticket by ordering your Craft2Wear Show Daily Admission one day passes in advance! Passes can be used for either day.

Date
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater
All-Day Tour

Led by tour leader Bill Keene, explore spectacular Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterwork of organic architecture and only remaining major residence with its setting, original furnishings, and artworks intact. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Matisse and Picasso: Artistic Rivalry and Mutual Inspiration

In this richly illustrated daylong program, explore the important works made by both of these seminal artists, and how their mutual influence, respect, and rivalry served to make each other’s work richer. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)

Date
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Chinese Art: From the Bronze Age to the People’s Republic
4-Session Evening Course

Chinese civilization has given rise to some of the world’s most remarkable artistic creations. Art historian Robert DeCaroli examines how, across the centuries, China’s social, religious, and political life have influenced transformations in its material culture. (World Art History Certificate core course, 1 credit)

Date
Monday, October 16 to November 6, 2017 – 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Design and Architecture in Focus: The High Line, Philip Johnson’s Glass House, and Yale
Overnight Tour

Explore the creative synergies between architecture and design as you spend two fascinating days in New York City and Connecticut in a tour led by architecture and urban studies specialist Bill Keene. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Depart: Friday, October 20, 2017 - 8:00 a.m.
Return: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 11:00 p.m.
Washington’s Mosaics: Treasures in Unexpected Places
All-Day Tour

Join mosaic artist Bonnie Fitzgerald for an inside look at a variety of mosaic treasures at notable public sites, contemporary spaces, and federal and private buildings that contain unexpected gems. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Portugal’s Golden Ages: An Artistic and Cultural Mosaic

Portugal’s famous voyages of exploration in the 15th century led to the creation of global maritime trading empires in Asia, Africa, and Brazil and fabulous wealth in the homeland. Art historian Lawrence Butler explores the art and architecture of Portugal and its dependencies during several of the country’s golden ages. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)

Date
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Art of the Medieval World: Cathedrals and Beyond
4-Session Daytime Course

Art historian Judy Scott Feldman examines the art and architecture of the 1,000-year period between classical antiquity and the Renaissance, and its relationship to a society infused with faith and spirituality. (Word Art History Certificate core course, 1 credit)

Date
Wednesday, October 25 to November 15, 2017 – 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
From Neoclassicism to Romanticism

Neoclassicism focused on order and the enduring values of Greece and Rome. Romanticism embraced exotic scenes and studies of nature. Art historian Joseph Cassar explores the artistic and cultural highlights of the two movements, from the Enlightenment to the age of revolutions, and their lasting impact on Western artists. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)

Date
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Visual Literacy: The Art of Seeing

In an illustrated daylong program, art historian Lisa Passaglia Bauman explains how art communicates, how to analyze and interpret it, and how it reveals something about the society that produced it. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)

Date
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tiffany at the Corning Museum of Glass
4-Day Tour

The stunning exhibition Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics is the centerpiece of a glass-lover’s dream visit to Corning. The four-day tour, led by museum education consultant Sheila Pinsker, offers participants a true insider’s experience and many curator-conducted sessions. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Depart: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 7:00 a.m.
Return: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 8:30 p.m.
From Swamp to Swank: A Walk Through Washington’s Gilded Age
Morning Tour

A guided walk through the Dupont Circle neighborhood provides glimpses of Washington’s social and architectural emergence from the post-Civil War years into the Gilded Age. Pass grand homes and visit other residences of the era including Heurich House and Anderson House.

Date
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
From Swamp to Swank: A Walk Through Washington’s Gilded Age
Morning Tour

A guided walk through the Dupont Circle neighborhood provides glimpses of Washington’s social and architectural emergence from the post-Civil War years into the Gilded Age. Pass grand homes and visit other residences of the era including Heurich House and Anderson House.

Date
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
From Swamp to Swank: A Walk Through Washington’s Gilded Age
Morning Tour

A guided walk through the Dupont Circle neighborhood provides glimpses of Washington’s social and architectural emergence from the post-Civil War years into the Gilded Age. Pass grand homes and visit other residences of the era including Heurich House and Anderson House.

Date
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Spell of Vermeer

A master of light and color, Vermeer created a timeless world in which the smallest actions took on a beauty beyond their commonplace settings. Explore his artistry and legacy with art historian Aneta Georgievska-Shine. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)

Date
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Scandinavian Art and Architecture: Modern Aesthetic and Traditional Heart

Scandinavians are renowned internationally for their modern aesthetic and innovations in architecture and design. Explore the creative contributions of the region’s beautiful cities with art historian Karin Alexis. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)

Date
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Olmec Culture: Monuments, Masterpieces, and Mysteries

More than 30,000 years ago, important centers of Olmec culture flourished along the Gulf of Mexico. George L. Scheper of Johns Hopkins University provides a cultural overview of these achievements, and examines the Olmecs’ relationship and influence on neighboring civilizations. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)

Date
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Early-Renaissance Florence and Siena: Dueling Artistic Traditions

Lisa Baumann, professor of art history at George Mason University, explores the stylistic differences among artists working in the city-states of Florence and Siena at the cusp of the Renaissance. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Monday, December 11, 2017 - 6:45 p.m.