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Art History: The Architecture of Zaha Hadid

In this program, we will explore the designs of Iraqi-British architect, Zaha Hadid. Hadid recently passed away, but in her career she was responsible for many innovative and visually stunning architectural works. Hadid’s work was truly international (including structures in Europe, Asia, and the United States) and was a pioneer in her choice of materials and use of space. We will look at her design for the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, and also address how Hadid rose to prominence in such a male-dominated field. Presented by CCAD instructor Ann Shifflet.

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Friday, September 16, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Art History: The Harlem Renaissance - part 1

The Harlem Renaissance was an important cultural movement in the 1920’s and 30’s, and in this session we will look at the art of two of its most prominent male artists, Jacob Lawrence and Aaron Douglas. Both men integrated Modernism and traditional African motifs into their Jazz Age paintings and sculptures. We will analyze each artist’s work, including Lawrence’s Migration Series and Douglas’s Aspects of Negro Life paintings, and we will discuss the challenges they faced as African-American artists in that era. Presented by CCAD instructor Ann Shifflet.

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Friday, October 21, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Vote For Your Favorite Book Character

Here’s your chance to weigh in on an issue we can all enjoy: Who’s your favorite book/movie character? Cast your vote for your favorite character in three different age brackets. Ballots available all day. Results will be announced on our website and at each location on November 9.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016 (All day)

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Vote For Your Favorite Book Character

Here’s your chance to weigh in on an issue we can all enjoy: Who’s your favorite book/movie character? Cast your vote for your favorite character in three different age brackets. Ballots available all day. Results will be announced on our website and at each location on November 9.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016 (All day)

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Vote For Your Favorite Book Character

Here’s your chance to weigh in on an issue we can all enjoy: Who’s your favorite book/movie character? Cast your vote for your favorite character in three different age brackets. Ballots available all day. Results will be announced on our website and at each location on November 9.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016 (All day)

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Art History: The Harlem Renaissance - part 2

We will continue to examine the work of the Harlem Renaissance, this time focusing on two female artists: sculptor Augusta Savage and painter Lois Mailou Jones. These women faced significant hurdles in their careers, both as women and African-Americans. Their work is fascinating for how it addresses these issues while integrating Modernism, traditional African artistic elements and their own unique visions. Presented by CCAD instructor Ann Shifflet.

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Friday, November 11, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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