Our popular lecture series Showcasing Art History aims to share The Courtauld’s world-renowned art-historical expertise with anyone interested in the arts and art history. Speakers include faculty members, Courtauld alumni and associates, and present recent research in a lively manner suitable to a non-specialist audience.
Our five upcoming summer term lectures (every Tuesday from 28 April to 26 May 2020) explore a particularly exciting and creative moment – culturally, politically and socially – in the history of the USA. A dynamic group of specialists will focus on avant-garde art developments in 1960s and 1970s California, ranging from a particular West-Coast take on Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism, to radical installations, to a vibrant Pop art and underground film culture.
Due to the present Covid-19 outbreak these five lectures will be delivered online for the first time. This is an opportunity to offer a wider range of people the chance to enjoy this fascinating lecture series, using tried-and-tested methods of teaching, easily accessible to anyone with a smartphone, tablet or computer and internet access. Lecturers will produce a short video introduction, and a one-hour narrated PowerPoint presentation for each session, delivered to you in form of a YouTube video link.
Our popular post-lecture Q&A sessions will also continue, and will be based on your questions and comments, submitted in advance and discussed live by a moderator with the relevant lecturer, then shared as a recording two days after each lecture. All attendees will have access to relevant pre-course reading materials, handouts and pdfs of the PowerPoints uploaded on our Virtual Learning Environment [VLE].
The Showcasing Art History lectures will take place for five weeks from Tuesday 28 April, and each lecture will last from 7pm to 8pm.
The series costs £95, and can be booked here.