You Call That Art?
Osher (50+). In this course we explore the definition and meaning of art.
About this course:The word "art" originated in the late Middle Ages and has since been appropriated by institutions, academics and leaders for tribal, religious, political, cultural, and personal advantage. As a result, art acquired a spectrum of diverse and contradictory meanings and remains a potent source of controversy. This course seeks to provoke rousing conversations and diverse opinions of the meaning of art. Each week—using slide presentations, lectures, conversations, and venues within walking distance—we compare and contrast our personal experiences and opinions of paintings, drawings, sculpture, architecture, earthworks, commercial graphics, and events; with the published opinions of noted artists, critics, curators and galleries. Rather than seeking a definitive result, our discussion intends to broaden our appreciation of alternatives, purposes, and degree of accomplishment of the creator's objectives.
Spring 2020 Schedule
These courses meet regularly and are fully online. Click “See Details” below for more information.
Plus members pay only $40 for this course. Visitors not permitted. Please download a free version of zoom at https://zoom.us/ to participate in this course.
You must be a current member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UCLA to enroll in this course. To become a member, proceed with enrolling in an OLLI course and you will be prompted to purchase a membership during checkout. For more information about OLLI, visit the Osher website.