Art History / Contemporary Art Live!

The extraordinary San Francisco Bay Area museums and alternative exhibition spaces offer a special opportunity to view important works of art in person.

Art History / Contemporary Art Live! provides an opportunity for students to visit a variety of art spaces to explore technique and ways of seeing that are not possible by viewing reproductions in books, slides, or on the computer.

Students learn historical and social context during which the artworks were made. They discuss meaning as well as style.

The experience informs and carries over into students' own artistic practices. Bay Area artists visit the class to present and discuss their work.

Participants are asked to attend Oakland First Friday (aka Art Murmur) to check out the vibrant Oakland art and gallery scene.

Planned venues to visit
Most of the following museums and exhibition spaces are housed in architecturally significant buildings.

Art History is paired with Drawing/Painting.