East Meets West

OSH 564 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English

Course Description: 

In the mid-19th century, Europe began to trade with Asia. Imported goods began to arrive at major cities, and artists were interested in applying the Far-East concepts of Art. As communications progressed, several Asian artists were also influenced by Western Art. In the 20th century, Japanese-American artists like Isamu Noguchi blended both notions, and a new era of art began. The interaction between cultures has always enriched our understanding of each other, and art has been a vehicle to further that understanding.

Week 1 La Belle Epoque and the Far East.

Week 2 The wave of Hokusai, Van Gogh, and others.

Week 3 Isamu Noguchi: A Japanese-American struggle.

Week 4 Yayoi Kusama: More than dots.

Week 5 Ruth Asawa revised.

Week 6 Ai Weiwei: The New Era of Art.


Instructor:  Ms. Batia Cohen


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This course is available as part of the following:

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all OLLI at UM fall courses will be taught remotely, via Zoom.

OLLI 2020-2021 Membership is required to take this course and will be added to your cart upon enrollment. If you already have purchased a membership, you will not be charged for this membership.
OLLI 2020-2021 Membership Added to cart upon enrollment.
Starts: 8/1/2020 Ends: 7/31/2021