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Art & Music Appreciation   

Learn to appreciate and understand the universal and timeless qualities in all great art by learning about different eras, movements, styles, and techniques. Explore the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic issues that artists examine in their work, and discover the role of the visual arts in history and world cultures. This perspective will also help you to derive meaning from every work of art that you encounter on a daily basis – not just those in museums. And, if you are an artist yourself, it will add a layer of meaning to your own body of work.

Music surrounds us almost constantly, from the car radio during drive time, to canned “elevator music” while shopping, to the personal playlists on our phones and other devices. If you sing or play an instrument, you may know a little about what you’re hearing; if not, your musical tastes may be influenced mainly by others. Music appreciation is the “who, what, why” of music: composers, genres, history, and music theory. It’s a fascinating story that will take you around the world and, eventually, back to the first time a person lifted her voice in song or stretched a skin across a hollow gourd to make a drum.

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ONLINE: Musical Theater: The Creators: Kander & Ebb
Item: MVT2002 Mary Jane Ayers
Th   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Online Rm Zoom
Sessions: 6 Location: , FL
Th 3/4/2021 - 4/15/2021       Fee: $79.00



ONLINE: Opera 105: French Opera
Item: MVT1005 Mary Jane Ayers
W   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Online Rm Zoom
Sessions: 5 Location: , FL
W 3/10/2021 - 4/14/2021       Fee: $69.00



ONLINE: Woodstock - A Festival for the Ages   Class already in is possible that the teacher may allow a late registration.  Please call the office at 941-361-6590.
Item: HWM1001 Alan McKee
W 2/17/2021 - 3/10/2021 

ONLINE: Hushed Spaces: Contemplating Art Museums of the 21st Century  Class already in is possible that the teacher may allow a late registration.  Please call the office at 941-361-6590.
Item: AAMS1001 Kevin Costello
W 2/24/2021 - 3/10/2021 

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