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Art & Revolution

Join an intimate community as we trace audacious artistic responses to war, political oppression and injustice, from Francisco Goya to Pablo Picasso to Pussy Riot. Beginning in the 19th century, we'll see how key artists, including Goya and Delacroix, boldly eschewed traditional heroic portrayals of military leaders to celebrate ordinary heroes and martyrs, while simultaneously exposing the injustices and hypocrisies of their era. We’ll discover how their works laid the foundation for 20th century depictions of war, such as Picasso’s Guernica (1937), a bold political statement against the Nazi's devastating bombing raid approved by Spain's Fascist ruler, Francisco Franco, and a monument to the innocent victims of the Basque village of Guernica. We’ll discuss artists from around the world who have spoken out against oppressive regimes through their work in the late 20th century. Moving to the present, we’ll discover the artists who are now risking their lives to protest Russia’s war in Ukraine - Pussy Riot.


Mondays @ 1:00-2:30 pm ET 

February 20 - March 20 

Wednesdays @ 9:00-10:30 am

February 22 - March 22*


*Both classes will meet on Monday, March 6th @ 1 pm for a conversation with Professor Marta López Beriso, a Spanish Art Historian based in Madrid.


All sessions are recorded and can be streamed at your convenience.


On Zoom from your home or office. Sessions are led by Lauren Jimerson, PhD.

  • Webinars are sold in packs of 5

  • Each webinar is limited in size to enable lively and engaging discussions.

  • Held on the same day and time each week, each session is 90 minutes. ​

  • All that's required is a curious mind.

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