Women in the Arts

OSH 582 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English

Course Description:

Since ancient times, women have added aesthetic enhancement to the practical objects they created for the use, comfort, and protection of their families.  Whether simple or sophisticated, these practical objects have been derided as "crafts," rather than appreciated as "art." Although women make up about half of the visual artists today, the overwhelming majority of works featured in art exhibitions and galleries are by men. In this course, we'll travel the world, seeking and discovering the achievements of women artisans and artists in a variety of genres, including painters, sculptors, and multimedia.

Week 1 Overview: The role of women in Material Culture and the Arts.

Week 2 French Painters: 18th and 19th century.

Week 3 European Artists 19th - 20th century.

Week 4 North American Artists: 19th century and 20th century.

Week 5 The shape of things to come: Women in sculpture and multi-media.

Week 6 International artists today.


Instructor:  Dr. Marsha 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