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La Salle University Art Museum receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


La Salle University Art Museum, Fall 2009

Thanks to a grant from the Violette de Mazia Foundation, La Salle University’s College of Professional and Continuing Studies is offering twenty scholarships for a seminar on art entitled “Part II: Exploring the Traditions in Art.” From September 2, 2009 through December 9, 2009, La Salle University will present the de Mazia Foundation’s course: “Part II: Exploring the Traditions in Art” Wednesdays from 6:00 – 8:45 P.M in the La Salle University Art Museum. Secure on-campus parking is provided free of charge.

This Traditions course is appropriate for students who have successfully completed “Informed Perception”, as well as a great opportunity for alumni who have already completed a Traditions course but wish to refresh and/or enrich their understanding of the role tradition plays in the use of the objective method. Taught in the galleries of the La Salle University Art Museum, and drawing on the museum’s rich and diverse holdings of art from the Renaissance to the present, Exploring Traditions in Art offers participants the unique opportunity for an intimate study of real works of art.

This newly designed class will consider traditions in art in their many and diverse manifestations. Designed around themes rather than the customary timeline progression, and held in the galleries of the La Salle University Art Museum, participants will explore paintings, sculptures, works on paper, manuscripts, and more – both western and non-western – in an effort to discover the ongoing dialogue within and across traditions. An understanding of these traditions situates art in a broader more meaningful context, opening the viewer to art’s inexhaustible expressive potential. Participants will be involved with readings, class discussion, individual and group projects, and lively activities.

The Violette de Mazia Foundation will provide a limited number of scholarships to students wishing to take this course. The scholarships will cover the expenses for this course except for a $50 non-refundable registration and materials fee. The purpose of The Violette de Mazia Foundation is to advance, teach, study, promote, and otherwise support aesthetics and appreciation of art. The class is for adults only (please see the application form for eligibility requirements).

Participating students will receive three Continuing Education Units from La Salle University’s College of Professional and Continuing Studies. Forty-two (42) Act 48 credit hours are provided through the sponsorship of the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts upon completion of this course. Applications must be filed by August 26, 2009.

For additional information, please contact Miranda Clark-Binder at 215.991.3680.

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Don’t miss this wonderful educational opportunity!