Page Knox, educator
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Start your day with Page Knox, Columbia University professor and frequent Met lecturer. Visit the galleries in the morning and have lunch in the Members Dining Room, followed by a discussion of selected works of art. Classes have limited availability for a more intimate experience.
This eight-part series will explore the nature of portraiture in The Met collection, including paintings of the early Renaissance to those of the 20th century. Through a consideration of portraits from a range of cultures and time periods, the class will examine the various roles of the genre—from providing a likeness of a specific individual to the representation of the subject's social position and/or inner character, the artistic conventions that construct the sitter as a type of their time, and also what sets the individual apart from that context. The ability of portraiture to capture these concepts and more make it a powerful and fascinating form of representation.
"Italian Renaissance Portraiture"
"Early Netherlandish and Dutch Portraiture"
"Eve of the Terror: French Portraiture"
"Eve of the Election: Political Portraits in America"
"Portraits of the Gilded Age in America"
"Portraiture and Modernism"