IN-PERSON: The Elderwise classroom at the Vineyard Church
Inspired by the book Last Light: How Six Great Artists Made Old Age a Time of Triumph by Richard Lacayo, this class will focus on four of the artists Lacayo identifies: Titian, Goya, Monet, and Matisse. A common prejudice is that the creativity of the artist inevitably wanes in their later years. In this presentation we will not only see for ourselves great works of art produced by artists in their 60s, 70s and 80s, but also consider these works within a historical and biographical context. Helen Weingarten is an emeritus associate professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan. She has studied art history and literature since her undergraduate years at Cornell University and has continued to pursue these interests during her many travels around the world.