Extra Practice Docent Independent Study Program
The more you know about art the better you will be as a docent and the more prepared you will be to answer audience questions
Extra Practice: Examples of elements and principles as used in art throughout history:
Extra Practice: Extensive information on the history of 20th Century art and the history of art in the US in general.
Shock of the New Documentary
A history of Modernism (roughly 1890-1970) by Robert Hughes from the book of the same title.
The Mechanical Paradise, Chapter 1
The Powers that Be, Chapter 2
The Landscape of Pleasure, Chapter 3
Trouble in Utopia, Chapter 4
The Threshold of Liberty, Chapter 5
The View from the Edge, Chapter 6
Cuture as Nature, Chapter 7
The Future that Was, Chapter 8
American Visions Documentary
A history of art in America by Robert Hughes from the book of the same title.
8 Episodes divided into 5 parts each. Modern Art starts in Episode 5 .
Although this documentary doesn't include the Northwest, it will describe some of the styles and movements expressed by Northwest Artists such as Hudson River Painters, American Scene Painters, and Abstract Expressionists. There is a brief reference to Stanton McDonald Wright who created Synchromism in Episode 6 (part 4/5).