Thursday, October 1, 2015



with Metropolitan Museum of Art Educator Michael Norris, Ph.D

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is launching a three-part journey into the history of great art, presented by Michael Norris, Ph.D., educator and lecturer from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

WHEN: three consecutive Mondays, November 2, 9, 16, from 11 am-12:30 pm.
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 E. Clinton Ave., Tenafly
TUITION: $40 members/$55 non-members or $15/$18 per session.

The three classes featured will include:

Vincent Van Gogh-Brilliant and Beleaguered

This presentation will explore the emotional and spiritual mind of one of the most popular artists of all time. Van Gogh’s emotionally evocative style still affects artists and movements to the present day.

Impressionist Painters—Rebels with a Cause

The originators of Impressionism were artists who rejected the official, government-sanctioned painters and style, and were consequently shunned by powerful academic art institutions. Dr. Norris will explore artists and works from this revolutionary period.

Roman Art and Artifacts—Meet the Romans

Dr. Norris will explore Roman lives and civilization by examining the art and artifacts of ancient Rome. He will explain what distinguished the Romans as they went on to conquer and influence the world around them.

Newly retired after 21 years of working for the Education Department of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dr. Norris still teaches in the galleries for the Museum as well as presenting lectures to libraries, schools and organizations.  He has an M.A. in the Classics, and a Ph.D. in Medieval Art History, both from the University of California.