INTRODUCTION TO MODERN ART

Our continuing education program for adults offers courses in art, music, history, and current events.  All courses are taught by subject specialists.  We are pleased to offer a mini course in modern art, taught by Kimberly Rhodes, who writes and teaches about modern and contemporary visual culture at Drew University.  She is also the co-director of Drew’s New York Semester on Contemporary Art and a core faculty member of the university’s History & Culture graduate program.  Her most recent book is entitled Ophelia and Victorian Visual Culture: Representing Body Politics in the Nineteenth Century (Ashgate, 2008).  She has published articles on such artists as John Constable, John Everett Millais, Tom Hunter, and Nadja Verena Marcin, among others.  See listings below for course description.

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PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

For more information about programs or to sign up, please call the library at 973‑635‑0603 or go to http://www.chathamlibrary.org

Adult           Children     Teen           Family

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11

Storytime

Storytime is an 8-week, progressive program for preschoolers and their caregivers.

Registration required

24 months and younger – 9:45 am

4 to 6 years – 10:15 am

2 to 3 years – 11 am

Introduction to Modern Art – 10:30 am to 12 pm

Lecture 1: Impressionism and Post-Impressionism

Kimberly Rhodes, instructor of modern and contemporary visual culture at Drew University, will present a four-part course surveying the history of modern art.  There will be discussion of how modern artists challenged conventions and revolutionized painting and sculpture in the 19th and 20th centuries.  Works by Édouard Manet, Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, and Jackson Pollock will be studied in these lectures.  A fee of $40 will be charged for the series or $10 per individual class.  Coming up:

Wednesday, November 13 – Abstraction

Monday, November 18 – Dada and Surrealism

Wednesday, November 20 – Abstract Expressionism

Ⓐ Veterans Day Program – 7 pm

World War I: The Great War 100 Years After

Tom DeStefano, an instructor of American History at Bergen Community College, will present a lecture on the causes of World War I, how the United States got involved in the war, the Zimmerman Telegram, the role of trench warfare, and how new military weapons—submarines, tanks, machine guns, and aeroplanes—affected the outcome of the Great War and conflicts to follow.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Storytime

Registration required

24 months and younger – 10 am

2 to 3 years – 10:30 am

Ⓒ Culinary Adventure Around the World: U.S.A. – 5 to 6 pm

Ages 8 & Up                Limit:  20 children

Registration required – sign up here.

Time to give thanks...to the cranberry!  Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we will learn how to make cranberry sauce.  We will talk about the history of the cranberry, how it was used by Native Americans and its status as a NJ top crop!  This Cultural Committee of the Chathams program will be presented by Tracy Ness and Jennifer McNally.

Ⓐ Italian Conversation Group – 7:15 pm

Luciana Santoriello and Frank Foca moderate Italian discussion groups with help from other fluent speakers.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13

Introduction to Modern Art – 10:30 am to 12 pm

Lecture 2: Abstraction

Kimberly Rhodes, instructor of modern and contemporary visual culture at Drew University, will present a four-part course surveying the history of modern art.  There will be discussion of how modern artists challenged conventions and revolutionized painting and sculpture in the 19th and 20th centuries.  Works by Édouard Manet, Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, and Jackson Pollock will be studied in these lectures.  A fee of $40 will be charged for the series or $10 per individual class.  Coming up:

Monday, November 18 – Dada and Surrealism

Wednesday, November 20 – Abstract Expressionism

Ⓒ Homework Helpers – 3:30 to 5 pm

Registration required – sign up here.

Two Chatham High School students will provide homework help for children in Grades K to 5.  All subjects welcome.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Music with Carolyn Dempsey – 10 or 10:45 am

For preschoolers and their caregivers

Move, shake, dance and sing to Carolyn’s guitar music!

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15

Video Game Club – 3 to 4:45 pm

Grades 6 to 12

NEW: Nintendo Switch is here!  Stop by to play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch on the big screen!  Feel free to bring your own Joy-Cons or Switch Pro controller and play with friends.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Drop-In Storytime – 11 am

For children of all ages.  No registration required.

Ⓒ Super Science for Kids: Lava Lamp/Density – 2 pm

Grades K to 3              Limit: 10 students

Registration required – sign up here.

Explore scientific concepts in a fun way!  Chatham High School students Lea and Jack Casano-Boris lead a new series of experiments followed by an explanation of the science behind each experiment.