Only offered on occasion, this extensive series of classes focuses on the breadth and depth of Carnegie Museum of Art’s world-renowned collection while covering hundreds of years of human creativity. The art and architecture of each historical period responded to and inspired new cultural contributions from people around the world.
Gain deeper insight into these periods of art history as knowledgeable and engaging scholars guide you through the famous, the infamous, and all the artists in between.
Sign up for the whole series, or choose one class that catches your eye. Morning sessions are also available!
Teachers: You can earn Act 48(external link) activity hours for participating in this program. Email the Teacher Programs Coordinator at email@example.com to request an application.
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Class 1: Athena to Zeus
February 27, March 6, and March 20
Spend the first two weeks discovering art and architecture of ancient Greece and Rome as groundwork for week three: representations of mythology in the ancient world.
Class 2: Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque
March 27, April 3, and April 10
Begin with the thousand-year period of tremendous triumphs and catastrophes represented in medieval objects. Then, explore art connected to daily life, religion, and the Enlightenment.
Class 3: Neoclassicism, Romanticism, and Realism
April 17, April 24, and May 1
Discover significant changes in culture that led to the study of art as a practice. Then dive into the art derived from complex emotional responses to life in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Class 4: Monet and His Circle
May 8, May 15, and May 22
Learn about the years leading up to and following Monet’s radical moment when Impressionism was born and discover the influential artists that preceded it.
Class 5: Art After World War
May 29, June 5, and June 12
World War I and II left indelible marks on politics, culture, and the arts. Discover the art of the 20th century in the context of these wars as we discuss art that has challenged and perplexed us, comforted and defined us, and has all the qualities that make us human.
Become a Docent
The entire 15-week series is a prerequisite for Carnegie Museum of Art’s volunteer docent program.
Interested in scholarships? Call Program Registration Coordinator at 412.622.3288, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.