Attend a two-part course on the era between World Wars I and II, a period fraught with violence, corruption and ultimately Nazism. This turbulent time produced fascinating art movements of unexpectedly opposite characters, one a realist direction, called "The New Sobriety"('Die neue Sachlichkeit') and the other an abstract movement associated with the school of design, called "The Bauhaus". Otto Dix, George Grozz and the architects Walther Gropius and Mies van der Rohe will all be included in the discussions.
Professor Brigid Barton has a BA from Barnard College of Columbia University in Art History and an MA and PhD from UC Berkeley. Her specialty is European modernist art, particularly the art of Germany and France. She was a professor of art history for over 30 years at the University of Santa Clara, chair of her department for two terms, director of the university museum for a number of years, and participant in many committees representing the department on campus.
Since retiring, Professor Barton has been teaching in continuing studies programs at Stanford University and Santa Clara University. She has also been giving lectures at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Cantor Center for the Visual Arts and the OFJCC, among other venues.
Professor Barton and her husband Rob Robinson have taught four times for the Stanford in Germany program in Berlin, and they continue to be active there when they travel to Europe. Most recently, Professor Barton traveled to Vienna to research a course on Viennese Art Nouveau, which she taught at Santa Clara University and Stanford University.
Need a Ride?
The OFJCC provides door-to-door rides for seniors with no transportation to all Community Tuesdays lectures and concerts. The price is $10 for a round trip. All reservations must be made by Thursday morning the week before the event. To make a reservation, contact Betty Saad at [email protected] or (650) 223-8741. Funded by the Senior Mobility Initiative at the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund.
Part 1: Tuesday, June 4
Part 2: Tuesday, June 18
Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
$15 or one punch on the Community Tuesdays punch card per session
No reservations required. Pay at the door.
Contact: Michelle Rosengaus | (650) 223-8616 | [email protected]