R115 Fall 2018 Art Since 1950 and Excursion to the National Gallery of Art
Three session class and bus trip
Tuesdays, 11:50–1:15, Oct. 2–Oct. 16, classes
Friday, 9:15-3:30, Oct. 26, Excursion to the National Gallery of Art
Bus trip: $32
Instructor: Susan Rudy
Coordinator: Luci Martel
Class limit: 35
This is a course/bus trip combination that will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. You are signing up for the course and trip at the same time. Three illustrated lectures explore trends in modern art since 1950, and will be followed by a private tour of the newly renovated East Building of the National Gallery of Art.
- Oct. 2: See how the works of Pollock and other abstract expressionists emboldened a generation of artists, including Warhol, Johns, and Rauschenberg, to rethink technique, color, and subject matter.
- Oct. 9: Learn about Serra, LeWitt, Christo, and others who emphasize form, idea, or process.
- Oct. 16: Discover some already-iconic works from the late 20th century—art that moves, sweats, melts, chimes, or makes a political statement—and try to predict what’s coming next.
- Oct. 26: Travel by private bus to the National Gallery of Art, where instructor Susan Rudy will lead a tour of post-1950 art. The bus will leave promptly at 9:30 from Lake Anne Plaza. Please be on the bus no later than 9:15. The bus will return to Lake Anne Plaza at 3:30. Lunch is on your own. A fee of $32, payable to OLLI at time of registration, covers bus transportation and driver gratuity.
holds an MA in French from Middlebury College’s graduate program at the Sorbonne. Following a 26-year career with the CIA, she has been a docent at the National Gallery of Art since 1999 and has led tours of the Winslow Homer Studio in Prouts Neck, Maine, since 2012.