|Academy of Continuing Education
|Classes by Category
Judaic & Israel
Visual Arts, Music, and Entertainment
A2 Impressionism and Its After Effects
Instructor: Joan Lipton
Joan Lipton prides herself on helping her audience look carefully at works of art beyond mere subject matter and concentrate on the creative process of the artists and the social history of their times. The course will begin with an indepth study of the very innovative works of Manet and Degas and the female Impressionists who were their close colleagues, Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot. Then the class will consider the groundbreaking paintings of Post-Impressionists Van Gogh, Gauguin, Seurat and Toulouse-Lautrec, whom they influenced, and who later pushed the boundaries of the former style. Many slides will accompany the talks to provide a more complete repertoire of each artist’s masterpieces.
Joan Lipton, Ph.D. is an experienced art historian-lecturer and a dedicated scholar with the desire to promote the study of art and culture in her audiences. She earned a Master’s degree in art history from Hunter College, and a PhD in art history, from the City University of New York Graduate Center. Dr. Lipton has taught art history at several colleges in New Jersey, and given lectures on the subject at libraries, retired adult communities, alumni associations, the Monmouth Arts Guild, Brandeis Women’s Group, and The Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach.
> Thursdays, April 24, May 1, 22, 29; 2:00-4:00 pm
A3 Barcelona and Modernity-Picasso, Gaudi, Miro, Dali
Instructor: Helane Hertz
In the years after the “September Revolution” of 1865, Barcelona experienced tremendous industrial growth and emerged as the most politically and culturally progressive city in Spain. “Barcelona and Modernity” examines a remarkable 71 year period when Barcelona transforms itself into one of the most dynamic centers of modernist art and architecture in Europe. This class will learn and discuss these artists, the art movement they created, and the world they inhabited.
Helane Hertz is on the Board of the Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival, and a member of the screening committee. She is also on the Advisory Board of Art in Public Places for Palm Beach Gardens. As a senior docent with the Norton Museum, for twenty one years, she shared her love of art with so many people. Helane is also the founder and leader of the Cultural Salon.
> Thursday, May 8; 12:00-1:30 pm
A4 Film Talk
Instructor: Ellen Wedner
This is your opportunity to be a film critic! On Tuesday, May 20, join us as we screen a movie. On Thursday, May 22, we will critique the film, analyzing the issues, performances, and technical aspects.
Ellen Wedner is the Executive Producer of the Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival. She has been a fixture in the South Florida arts community. Her previous film experience includes the Miami Jewish Film Festival, where she was the director for ten years. Ellen also was the director of the Miami International Film Festival.
> Tuesday, May 20; 2:00-3:30 pm; View Film
> Thursday, May 22; 12:00-1:30 pm; Discussion