Looking at Art

Art History

Course Description

For many people, going to a museum and talking about the art they see can be a daunting experience. Have you ever looked at a work of art and wanted to understand it better, but felt ill-equipped to do so? The purpose of this short course is to get participants to feel more comfortable speaking about art by helping them interpret what they are looking at and explaining how their gaze is being directed by the artist. In the first three classes, participants will learn a few basics by looking at examples of art from the medieval through Renaissance periods. The last class will take place at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Here, in a guided exercise, participants will be asked to apply what they have learned to a work of art, and to present their observations to the rest of the group.

Anita Grants has a PhD in Art History from Concordia University. She has taught in the Department of Art History and in the Liberal Arts College. Anita regularly lectures in the Education and Wellness Division of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and has also given public presentations for the museum.

There are no books to purchase for this course.

Please note that this course has a maximum enrollment of 16 students and that TMI does not allow participants to audit courses for free.

Course Details

Location: Online

First Session: Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Course Length: 4 weeks, Wednesdays , 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Instructor: Anita Grants

Course Fee: 

$100.00 (both new students and returning students)

Course fees are refundable in full before the first session. After the first session, a fee of $50 for the withdrawal will be applied. Refunds will not be issued after the second session. Please note that non-attendance does not constitute a withdrawal.

Course leaders, and students wishing to use credit vouchers, should call (514) 935-9585 to pay by phone or to schedule an appointment to pay in person.

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