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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

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Adult courses

Whistler and the Victorian Art World

Week 4: July 29-August 4, 2018

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Hugely talented, known for his witty bon mots and his acerbic criticisms, Whistler was at the center of a vibrant coterie in nineteenth-century London that included Oscar Wilde and John Singer Sargent. His friends, students, and enemies were legion and included the leading artists and writers of the day.

CAU favorite Nancy Green, senior curator at Cornell's Johnson Museum, will lead us on an examination of Whistler's legend and legacy, drawing on the museum's large collection of his works and those of his contemporaries. Also, after examination and discussion, the class will help to select works and contribute label copy for an exhibition to be held at the Johnson in the fall of 2018. In addition, we will take two field trips to other upstate museums to look at more artworks by Whistler and his circle.

Nancy Green

Nancy Green is the Gale and Ira Drukier curator of European and American art, prints, and drawing at Cornell’s Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. She joined the Johnson Museum staff in 1985 and during the past thirty years has... > more

Registration

Once you've registered, we'll send you materials on the academic program and other information to help you prepare for CAU. A $50 per person, per class, non-refundable deposit is required with your registration. All deposits are applied to the full program charges. Register now!

Program charges

Below are the program fees and housing choices for the on-campus summer programs. Please contact us if you have questions.

For those staying on campus, the program fee (per adult, per week) covers the course, lodging, sixteen meals, coffee breaks, hospitality hours, welcome and farewell parties, conference-lot parking fees, and use of most of Cornell’s campus facilities. Some courses have additional fees. Wednesday supper is on your own. Some campus facilities, such as the golf course, also charge specific user fees. Weekly program rates vary with the accommodation you select:

Program fee including on-campus housing and meals

  • Court/Kay Hall: double occupancy per adult $1,932, single supplement $100
  • Room w/private bathroom: double occupancy per adult $1,990, single supplement $150

Program fee for commuters and for those staying at Hilton Homewood Suites*: $1,115

*This fee does not include housing or meals. If you wish to stay at Hilton Homewood Suites, please call 607.266.0000 to make a reservation in the CAU block.

Commuter meal plan option: $425. Most CAUers staying at Hilton Homewood Suites select our meal plan for the week in order to enjoy the full CAU experience.