Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Romantic Era in Western Europe


Price for Members: $60
Price for Non-Members: $90
Date/Time: Thursdays, January 9, 16, 23 & 30; February 6, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Ken Alexander, M.A., lecturer of art history and humanities, Los Medanos College
Location: Concord Campus

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Course Description

Mr. Alexander surveys European art and architecture in the period of unique creativity known as the Romantic Era. In fact, he’ll do more than just guide you through the remarkable paintings, sculpture, and buildings produced in the era. His goal is to try to understand why they were created. What shifts in European politics, in religious culture, in literary perspective, in economics, and in industrial technologies were afoot in these eventful years? Art and architecture are always shaped by the gamut of human experiences and emotions, and that means the full range from highest aspirations to darkest fears. Allow OLLI and Mr. Alexander to show you how all this played out in an age of explosive change, one that still delights and haunts our own turbulent present.


Event Details

Date: 2020-01-09

Start time: 01:30 p.m.

End time: 03:30 p.m.

Venue: Cal State East Bay

Directions: Cal State East Bay, Concord Campus 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord


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