ArtHistory Spring 2017

Art of the Weird

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From the bizarre visions of medieval ecstatics to the fantastic realms of Hieronymus Bosch to the wild and weird lifestyles of Gustave Klimt and Salvador Dali, artists have not only given us some of the highest expressions of humanity, they have also given us a glimpse into the truly strange. Please join Chief Curator Preston Metcalf on this six-week journey through the unusual byways of Art History. You may never be the same!

Thursday Evenings

All lectures will be at the Triton Museum of Art, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Fee: $85 TMA members, $105 general admission
($20 drop-in fee per lecture)

Art History - Spring 2017
May 04, 2017

The Land of Far Away

What lay beyond the horizon was anybody’s guess, and guess they did! In strange lands lived strange beasts, and even stranger humans, and artists were more than ready to portray what they might be … and the dangers of encountering such creatures.

Art History - Spring 2017
May 11, 2017

Uncertain Science

Before modern science was, well, something more likely to kill you than heal you, and much of what we know is thanks to the intrepid artists … who lived.

Art History - Spring 2017
May 18, 2017

Everyday Weird

Life can be funny at times, and sometimes, downright strange. Fortunately for us, artists were there to take it down.

Art History - Spring 2017
May 25, 2017

That's not in my Bible!

Belief can sometimes take most unusual turns … that is, if certain artists are to be believed!

Art History - Spring 2017
June 01, 2017

Dreams and Nightmares

The landscape of the mind can produce the weirdest art of all. It can be a real eye opener!

Art History - Spring 2017
June 08, 2017

A Breed Apart

Weird art has often been the product of weird artists. (No one that we know, of course!) We conclude our journey through the stranger side of art history by looking at some of the truly … unique … individuals who made it happen.

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