Art History & Appreciation

I Know It When I See It Series: Erotic Art in Popular Culture

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This is event is being held online. After registering, connection information will be emailed to you.

General Public
$100 for all four sessions/ $25 per class
PAFA Members: $80 for all four sessions/ $20 per class
Barbara Kruger's image You Construct Intricate Rituals Which Allow You to Touch the Skins of Other Men

Inspired by PAFA’s retrospective exhibition of the work of pioneering feminist Joan Semmel (b. 1932), this series of four evening lectures will explore issues suggested by her preferred subject matter: the unclothed human body.  More specifically, in these richly illustrated talks art historian Nancy G. Heller will explore what is generally called “erotic” art.  

For the fourth and final class we will look at beauty pageants to magazine advertisements, plus television shows and social media.  New questions, and the potential influence of digital technology on the future of erotic art.

Important Note: To help accommodate diverse schedules, individual class sessions will be recorded and made available to class participants for a week after each class takes place.

This program is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Joan Semmel: Skin In The Game