Chazen Museum of Art



Curatorial Connections Summer 2017 Classes

Take a non-credit class with a curator! The Chazen Museum of Art offers classes taught by the museum’s curators who offer an intimate, behind-the-scenes investigation of works of art from the museum’s permanent collection. The classes feature limited enrollment to ensure personal attention and the opportunity for participants to examine and discuss the artworks in an interactive setting.

Chazen curators teach non-credit Curatorial Connections classes in a small group setting. Pre-registration, a fee of $120, and museum membership are required. Enrollment is limited; call (608) 263-2246 for more information.

Color Woodcut International
Colorful and inexpensive, Japanese prints became available to Europeans and Americans in the last half of the 1800s. They quickly became collectors’ items, and inspirations to artists on both sides of the Atlantic. Meanwhile, Japanese artists’ deep interest in Western art gave rise to new fusions of technique and style. The international trade in artistic ideas that continued well into the twentieth century is reflected in the prints of all the countries involved.

Using the Chazen’s excellent collection, this course will trace these back-and-forth currents of Japanese and Western art as they appear in prints. Participants in the class will have the opportunity to inspect rare gems of printmaking by artists including Hokusai, Hiroshige, Arthur Wesley Dow, Bertha Lum, and Henri Rivière. Curator Drew Stevens will discuss the art works and their relation to each other.

Six sessions: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30–4:30 p.m.: June 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, and 22
Instructor: Drew Stevens, Distinguished Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
Limit: 16. Fee: $120 | Location: Object Study Room
Registration deadline: May 19, 2017

Curator’s Picks: Unseen Treasures of European Art
In this class, we will look at a diverse selection of artwork from a variety of historical periods, which are currently not on view in the galleries. Selections will include paintings, drawings, sculpture, and decorative arts from the Chazen Museum’s permanent collection. The opportunity to examine objects up close will allow participants to engage in discussions about artists’ materials and techniques, issues of conservation, questions of style and connoisseurship, as well as function, historical context, and provenance.

Four sessions: Thursdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m.: July 6, 13, 20, and 27
Instructor: Maria Saffiotti Dale, Curator of Paintings, Sculpture, and Decorative Arts
Limit: 16. Fee: $120 | Location: Object Study Room
Registration deadline: June 23, 2017

How to register
Preregistration is required. Please fill out the form and send with a check. MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO THE CHAZEN MUSEUM OF ART, and send with the form to “Curatorial Connections,” c/o Candie Waterloo, Curator of Education, Chazen Museum of Art, 750 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706.

Registrations will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Registration is complete upon receipt of the registration form and the fee. A written confirmation will be sent to each participant by email.

There will be no refunds unless the Chazen cancels the class. Due to the small class size, the fee cannot be prorated. (Anyone who cannot attend all sessions may send a substitute for any missed sessions.) For questions about the class content or registration call 608-263-4421. For information about Chazen membership call 608-263-3917.

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