Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Other Night School: Curious History of Politics & Painting
Art and Propaganda: The Curious History of Politics and Painting
with Dr. Nathan Rees
The great masterpieces of the Western tradition: timeless expressions of an artist’s unique, inner vision, right? Not always. Focusing on the revolutionary era of the Enlightenment, we’ll investigate the impact of politics on art. Connecting the dots between art and history revels how artists were inspired—or outright compelled—by the political forces shaping the world around them. Come explore this other side of art and discover how even the most acclaimed works of art could serve as propaganda.