Four Sundays, January 26 - February 16
1 - 3 PM
This class will situate the paintings of Sam Francis within the larger context of American abstract art in the 20th century. We will address the rise of abstraction, how it has changed over time, and what different artists believed non-representational art could achieve. Along the way, we will place it within broader contexts, including Cold War ideologies and Postmodernism. Through close looking at Francis's paintings, and by comparing his work to other works on view in the Crocker collection, you will develop a deeper appreciation of the significance of abstraction in American art and history.
Instructor: Kevin Muller
This class is currently full. To have your name added to the waiting list, please call 916.808.1182.
About the Instructor:
Kevin Muller has taught at University of California, Berkeley, the San Francisco Art Institute, and Chabot College. He has also lectured on the collections at several museums, including the Crocker and the de Young. He received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and his publications cover three centuries of American art.