Course Description

A readable guide to the art of looking at art.


There’s an art to viewing art.


This beautiful full-color book includes 45 full-page reproductions, history, fascinating and human backstories, and information pertaining to every conceivable aspect of visual art.


• When was the first art made?

• Who decides which art is “for the ages”?

• What is art’s purpose?

• How do paintings get to be worth tens of millions of dollars?

• Where do artists get their ideas?

• And perhaps the most pressing question of all, have human cadavers ever been used as art materials? (Yup)

Program will include a book talk and lecture on learning the basic principles of how to approach, analyze, and appreciate great works of art as an artist would. Discussion will include viewing art as both a physical object and the expression of an idea, art in the context of its time, and the elements of composition.

Gene Wisniewski is an artist, writer, lecturer, teacher, and creator of the Six Hour Art Major Seminar, which has been taught at venues including New York University, 92nd St. Y, and Soho House New York. Gene received his art education at Rutgers University, the New York Academy of Art, The National Academy of Design, The New School, and L’Ecole Albert Defois in Vihiers, France. He has exhibited in galleries nationwide, including New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. (Includes Breakfast)


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The Art of Looking at Art
11:45AM to 2:00PM
Oct 28, 2022
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Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $55.00
Drop Request Deadline
Oct 21, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Oct 21, 2022
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