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Bay Area Art Movements | In-Person

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Course Description:

The Bay Area Figurative Art Movement is considered by many to be the area's most singular contribution to 20th-century art and contributed a significant new voice of painterly experimentation and zeal to the art of the time. In the 1950s, Bay Area artists David Park, Richard Diebenkorn and Elmer Bischoff reincorporated subject matter into their work in defiance of the pure abstraction favored by the so-called New York School. The evolution of the movement was culturally associated with the rise of beat culture in San Francisco and West Coast jazz. Similarly, Funk Art was born out of defiance and became the garish, cartoonish, and the profane. This course will explore the artists, origins and legacy of the Bay Area Figurative Movement and Funk Art.


Tuition: $40.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Thursdays, Oct. 13, 20, 27 *10:00am – noon* (3 sessions)


Course will be presented live at CSUMB Ryan Ranch (8 Upper Ragsdale Road, Monterey) and will NOT be recorded or available for viewing later. To keep everyone safe, seats are limited.


Diane Levinson is an artist, art instructor and advocate. She received her M.F.A. from San Jose State University and has taught art and art history at Santa Clara University, CSU Monterey Bay and Monterey Peninsula College, among others.