Two six-week sessions.
At “The Mount” – corner of Richmond St and Windermere Road
Classes run from 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Fee for each six-week session is $160 per person
Some Great Galleries of Europe
Thursdays, January 11 – February 15
After a brief introduction to the history of museums, we will examine the history and nature of six of the best known art museums in Europe. These will include the Uffizi with the collection founded by the Medici family; the Louvre which was the Paris home of the French Royal Family; the Borghese, the collection of great Roman family of the Baroque era; the Musee D’Orsay, the splendid collection of 19th and 20th century art in a former railway station in Paris; and the Thyssen Bornamisza Museum, the collection of a Swiss industrialist and his wife, a former Miss Spain, in Madrid.
More Great Galleries of Europe
Thursday, March 1 – April 12 (no class on March 8)
Mary will lead us through five more of the splendid art collections in Europe. Because the Vatican Museums include a large collection of separate galleries, we will spend two weeks there and include the Sistine Chapel, the Stanze della Segnatura and the Nicolline Chapel; the Accademia in Venice, the Museo del Duomo in Siena, the Pitti Palace in Florence and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.
How to register for Lectures with Mary Redekop: Please prepare a cheque made to Western University (or Western) and mail to: Susan Henderson Westminster Hall Rm 160 Western University London ON N6A 3K7
Mary has taught art history in The School of Continuing Studies since 2001, winning two Excellence in Education Awards.
Mary teaches armchair travel courses to introduce individuals of all ages to her favourite treasures that delight the eye. She is one of those rare educators who is gifted at imparting both in-depth knowledge and an enduring passion of the subject matter. It is not unusual for her students to say, “she is a real inspiration”; “she is an absolute joy to listen to as she takes us on visual tours of Italy and France while interjecting personal anecdotes”; and “she is the best lecturer I’ve experienced, ever,” “what generosity of spirit!” She is a recipient of the 2003 and 2005 SCS Excellence in Teaching Awards.