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Lifelong Learning: On-Campus

Lifelong Learning at Swarthmore

The Art of Looking, Looking at Art 

Taught by Patricia L. Reilly
Meets Thursdays 7:00-9:30 p.m.
February 13 - April 9  (no class on March 12)
Tuition: $520


How do we understand what we see? What ways of seeing do we engage in and what kinds of questions do we ask when analyzing paintings, buildings, sculptures, ceramics, photographs, or prints? How do we crack the visual codes specific to images, objects, and structures of a given time and place?  In this LLS class, participants will explore various approaches to the interpretation of the visual arts through learning the skills of close visual analysis, using works of art as case studies for understanding the discipline of art history and its methodologies, and viewing on-line and in class art objects from important regional museums:

The professor: Patricia L. Reilly is Associate Professor of Art History. She specializes in Renaissance art and culture and teaches courses on topics such as: The Western tradition, Cracking Visual Codes, The Global Renaissance, Ancient Greece and Rome, Michelangelo to Mussolini, and Exhibiting Women


Online: To register online click here, or copy and paste this link into your browser - 

By Mail: If you prefer to register by check, please mail a check written out to "Swarthmore College" for $520 to the following address. Please include on a separate sheet of paper, your full name, email address, phone number, and Swarthmore class year (if applicable)             

Swarthmore College, Attn: Marty Roelandt; 500 College Ave.; Swarthmore, PA 19081