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History and Highlights of the Louvre Museum

Fifty and Better Spring Session

History and Highlights of the Louvre Museum

Becoming one of the first public art collections following the French Revolution and one of the most visited art museums in the world, the Louvre has both a storied history and an incredible art collection. This course provides an overview of the history of the museum and how it came to be. We will explore the history of the French Academy and focus on some of the Louvre’s most renowned works of art, including the Nike of Samothrace and Venus de Milo, the Oath of the Horatii and the Raft of the Medusa, and, of course, the Mona Lisa.

Katherine E. Zoraster, M.A., is an art historian and a professor of Art History at several local colleges specializing in Western art from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Zoraster graduated with a double major in English Literature and Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles. Following her undergraduate degree, she received a Master’s Degree with Distinction in Art History from California State University, Northridge. 

Fifty and Better was designed to offer university-level courses and lectures (no tests, no homework) taught by experts in the field, and to host social engagement activities for people age 50 and older.



Register by March 31, by 1 p.m.

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