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2018-2019 University Catalogue 
2018-2019 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

PRES 684 PMA Featured Exhibition - Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand - Ruel and the New Painting - Teacher Projects for the Classroom

College of Critical & Professional Studies

3 credits 42.0 hours
600 level graduate course

Our museum-based courses help teachers in all subject areas learn how to use artifacts to engage students in learning across the curriculum. Focusing on the importance of Paul Durand-Ruel (1831-1922), a vital figure in the rise of Impressionism, this class explores the development of Impressionism - its struggles, successes and eventual recognition - and reveals Durand-Ruel’s role in the movement. Paul Durand-Ruel was a practical, ambitious and visionary Parisian art dealer who championed this new style of painting. The extraordinary quality of the Impressionist paintings that were once part of the gallery’s stock is a testament to the dealer’s deep personal relationships with now-celebrated artists. Participants learn directly from works in the exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art to study this time period and this style in order to explore themes of culture, history and aesthetics. Course content is cross-curricular with projects applicable to all grade levels and subjects; course includes lectures and demonstrations to provide context and understanding.

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course may not be audited.
This course cannot be taken pass/fail.