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Art History to Art Today 2020


Knitlab, Te Muri Waters, 2019 (installation view). Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Photo by Sam Hartnett


Art History to Art Today 2020

Art History to Art Today 2020


Weekly Mondays, 10.30am – 12.30pm

with Claire Chamberlain

beginning 4 May 2020

Art History to Art Today is the perfect introductory course for those new to the world of art and its history.

Covering a range of topics, students will be introduced to the origins of modern art through the work of early ‘movers and shakers’ in the 19th century both in Aotearoa New Zealand and abroad. A deeper exploration of these local and international contexts continues through examining the work of pivotal 20th-century artists. Students will gain an understanding of the contexts which drove the art of yesteryear and the correlations between what drives the art of our current post-digital age.

Classes are varied with a mix of lecture-based lessons, trips to galleries and auction houses, and visits with guest speakers. Classes are informal and primarily based on discussion, with no formal assessment. Topics may arise from exhibitions, travel and the interests of tutor and participants alike.


Classes are currently being taught via Zoom. Classroom learning will resume when it is possible to do so.

*Please note the course fee listed includes an online transaction surcharge. You can avoid the surcharge by paying by bank transfer, in which case the amount will be $825. For details, please contact us here.

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