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March 5, 2024

Discover how visual art can inspire creative writing and how writing can offer a powerful way to experience art. Join Mary Hall Surface, the founding instructor of the National Gallery of Art’s popular Writing Salon, for three online workshops that spotlight a diverse range of visual art chosen to inspire writers of all experience levels to deepen their process and practice. This writing session is inspired by 16th-century Bolognese Mannerist painter Lavinia Fontana.


March 5, 2024

The oeuvre of pioneering French Modernist Henri Matisse—created across more than five decades—includes a wide range of materials and styles, from exquisite tiny etchings to enormous cast-bronze sculpture to designs for religious vestments and stained-glass windows. Art historian Nancy G. Heller examines how all of Matisse’s diverse output shares certain critical elements of his aesthetic philosophy and why his work continues to fascinate today’s creative minds. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)


Session 2 of 3
March 6, 2024

Is it possible that Neoclassicism, with its focus on order and the enduring values of Greece and Rome, can co-exist with Romanticism, with its emphasis on exotic scenes, and studies of sublime nature? Yes it can—and did—in the 18th- and 19th-century art world. Art historian Joseph Paul Cassar explores the artistic and cultural highlights of Neoclassicism and Romanticism from the Enlightenment to the Age of Revolution and the movements’ lasting impact on Western artists. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)


Session 3 of 4
March 7, 2024

Anatolia’s colorful history has left a windfall of riches—ancient ruins, ornate Byzantine churches, supremely elegant mosques, and splendid Ottoman palaces. In an illustrated series, Serif Yenen, a Turkish-born tour guide and author, highlights the heritage and splendor of ancient Türkiye through an examination of some of its cultural gems.


March 7, 2024

Bedrich Smetana dedicated his life to championing Czech culture and language through his operas, tone poems, chamber music, and piano works. His ardent nationalism produced such masterpieces as the joyful comic opera The Bartered Bride, the sweeping six-movement symphonic cycle My Homeland, and his autobiographical string quartet, From My Life. To honor Smetana’s 200th birthday year, pianist and scholar Rachel Franklin explores his powerful legacy and spotlights many lesser-known piano and operatic gems by this pioneering Czech master.


Session 1 of 4
March 8, 2024

Ready to take that novel-in-progress out of the drawer? Find the inspiration you need as award-winning author Elizabeth Poliner leads a practical four-part series focused on understanding and creating a character-driven approach to novel writing—one that allows plots and structures to develop organically. She covers elements including character, setting, narration, and structure, as well as theme, research, and the ever-essential role of revision.


March 12, 2024

Discover how visual art can inspire creative writing and how writing can offer a powerful way to experience art. Join Mary Hall Surface, the founding instructor of the National Gallery of Art’s popular Writing Salon, for three online workshops that spotlight a diverse range of visual art chosen to inspire writers of all experience levels to deepen their process and practice. This session is inspired by American Impressionist Lilla Cabot Perry with writings by Gilded Age author Edith Wharton.


Session 3 of 3
March 13, 2024

Is it possible that Neoclassicism, with its focus on order and the enduring values of Greece and Rome, can co-exist with Romanticism, with its emphasis on exotic scenes, and studies of sublime nature? Yes it can—and did—in the 18th- and 19th-century art world. Art historian Joseph Paul Cassar explores the artistic and cultural highlights of Neoclassicism and Romanticism from the Enlightenment to the Age of Revolution and the movements’ lasting impact on Western artists. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)


Session 4 of 4
March 14, 2024

Anatolia’s colorful history has left a windfall of riches—ancient ruins, ornate Byzantine churches, supremely elegant mosques, and splendid Ottoman palaces. In an illustrated series, Serif Yenen, a Turkish-born tour guide and author, highlights the heritage and splendor of ancient Türkiye through an examination of some of its cultural gems.


Session 2 of 4
March 15, 2024

Ready to take that novel-in-progress out of the drawer? Find the inspiration you need as award-winning author Elizabeth Poliner leads a practical four-part series focused on understanding and creating a character-driven approach to novel writing—one that allows plots and structures to develop organically. She covers elements including character, setting, narration, and structure, as well as theme, research, and the ever-essential role of revision.