*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List

The World of Michelangelo


Michelangelo's lifespan, 1475-1564, corresponds with one of the most remarkable artistic, literary, intellectual, and religious periods in history: the flowering of the High Renaissance and Mannerism in Florence and Rome.  Although he considered himself a sculptor, he created remarkable works in painting, drawing, architecture, and poetry. How did his environment shape his art? How did he influence his world? Come find out!
Note: This course does not meet on Wednesday, March 21.

Instructor Bio:

Sara N. James is Professor of Art History Emerita at Mary Baldwin University where she taught courses in Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and English Art and directed the Renaissance Studies in Italy program. She is the author of two books: Signorelli and Fra Angelico at ORvieto and Art in England: The Saxons to the Tudors. She holds a PhD in Art History from the University of Virginia. Currently she is enjoying her role as a Study Leader for Smithsonian Journeys.

Recommended Reading:

Hibbard, Howard. Michelangelo, 1985. Wallace, William. Michelangelo: The Artist, the Man, and his Times, 2011.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A605 Sara James Feb 21, 28, Mar 7, 14, 28, Apr 4 We 1:30-3:00 p.m. The R. R. Smith Center WL

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