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CALL: Adult Continuing Ed Program


Chatham Adult Lifeworks Learning (CALL)

Chatham Adult Lifeworks Learning (CALL) is our continuing education program for adults.  Courses are offered in art, music, history, and current events; all courses taught by subject specialists.   In order to ensure the highest quality presenters, the Library may collect a fee for each course, though some lecture series are free.  Stop in or CALL us for more information!

Upcoming CALL programs:


Introduction to Modern Art
All classes run from 10:30 am to 12 pm

Monday, November 11 – Impressionism and Post-Impressionism.  Sign up here.

Wednesday, November 13 – Abstraction.  Sign up here.

Monday, November 18 – Dada and Surrealism.  Sign up here.

Wednesday, November 20 – Abstract Expressionism.  Sign up here.

Kimberly Rhodes, instructor of modern and contemporary visual culture at Drew University, will present a four-part course surveying the history of modern art. There will be discussion of how modern artists challenged conventions of art through one-point perspective, illusionistic space, and literary/narrative subject matter in order to revolutionize painting and sculpture in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Cubism, Dadaism, Surrealism, and Abstract Expressionism are among the movements that will be studied, together with works by such artists as Édouard Manet, Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, and Jackson Pollock.

A $40 fee payable to Library of the Chathams is required before the beginning of classes. Each class may be attended individually at a cost of $10 per class. We will not be able to issue refunds. You may register for classes in person or you can sign up online; however, you will still need to fill out the registration form and return it to the library with your payment before the beginning of classes. Click here to download the brochure for printing.

More about the instructor: Kimberly Rhodes writes and teaches about modern and contemporary visual culture at Drew University, including the history of photography. She is also the co-director of Drew’s New York Semester on Contemporary Art and a core faculty member of the university’s History & Culture graduate program. Her most recent book is entitled Ophelia and Victorian Visual Culture: Representing Body Politics in the Nineteenth Century (Ashgate, 2008). She has published articles on such artists as John Constable, John Everett Millais, Tom Hunter, and Nadja Verena Marcin, among others.

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