Instructor: Barbara Zabel
Classes: Thursdays from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
March 5, 12, 19, 26 & April 2
“The genre of portraiture … is especially sensitive to changes in the perceived nature of the individual in Western society.” —Richard Brilliant
The age of the “selfie” is an opportune time to trace the history of portraiture. This five-week course will examine the radical transformations in the genre of portraiture from the 18th to the 21st century: from the Age of Enlightenment to the Gilded Age, and from the machine age to the greater democratization of portraiture in the current information age with special attention to the rich holdings of portraits in the permanent collections of the Lyman Allyn Art Museum.
Cost: $125.00 for members │ $150.00 for non-members
- The walk-in price for individual classes is $35 members / $40 non-members.
- No seat substitutes if you are unable to attend class.
Barbara Zabel is a retired professor of art history at Connecticut College and an occasional guest curator and lecturer at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum and elsewhere. She has taught courses on a broad range of topics in American Art, European modernism, and contemporary art and has published two books and many scholarly essays and exhibition catalogs.