Masks Opens to the public

April 7, 2017 5:00 – 9:00 PM
First Friday Gallery Walk, open admission hosted by Eye Center of Northern Colorado

FCMOA Art Class:

Understanding Art: What’s it All About?

New for 2017! The Fort Collins Museum of Art is hosting two adult Art Appreciation courses, one in the spring and one in the fall. Designed for adults with little prior knowledge of the visual arts or for those desiring a refresher, these courses will provide participants with an introductory understanding of the visual arts and offer opportunities to engage in art-related conversations. If you desire to make your next gallery or museum visit more meaningful or to simply understand the art that surrounds us, these courses are just the thing.

Each course consists of five class meetings, held at the museum on alternating Thursdays from 1:00 – 2:15 PM.

Fall Session Classes

The fall session consists of five class meetings, held at the museum on alternating Thursdays from 1:00 – 2:15 PM. A list of optional readings will be distributed at the first class meeting. Classes are led by Margaret Sharkoffmadrid, a member of the FRCC Art History faculty and a Consultant for the Advanced Placement® Art History program.

Cost is $50 per course (five classes); fee includes admission to the FCMoA on class days. Museum members receive a $10 discount.  Space is limited to 20 participants; please call 970-482-2787 for registration information.

Fall Session: A Taste of the 20th Century: Artists on the Leading Edge

Class 1:  September 7, 2017         Art from the 1900’s -1920’s

Pioneers of the early 20th century: Matisse, Picasso, Brancusi, and Kandinsky

Class 2:  September 21, 2017   Art from the 1920’s-1940’s

Dreams and Realities: Dali and Surrealism, Duchamp and Dadaism, Hopper and American Realism

Class 3: October 5, 2017                Art from the 1940’s – 1950’s

Abstract Expressionism: Pollock, Rothko, and why a kindergartener probably didn’t paint that

Class 4: October 19, 2017              Art from the 1960’s – 1980’s

Pop! goes Warhol and Lichtenstein, Photo-realism thrives, and the Minimalists’ reactions to it all.

Class 5: November 2, 2017           Art from the 1980’s – now

Anselm Keifer’s Social Commentaries, Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Earth Installations, and Contemporary artists’ new media