Georgia O’Keeffe: The Mother of American Modernism

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October 4, 2021 - November 8, 2021
Mondays, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM ET (9 course hours)

Explore the art and life of Georgia O’Keeffe. From her early years, exhibitions in New York, encounters with Alfred Stieglitz, and her many travels; see how these experiences influenced her art.  A detailed critical analysis of her work is also provided including: the enlarged flowers; the barns; the series of crosses; the landscapes, and the skulls.  There will be lively discussion and questions with rich images and Power Point Presentations.


About the Instructor

Joseph Cassar headshotJoseph Paul Cassar, PhD, is an artist, art historian, curator and educator. He studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti, Pietro Vannucci, Perugia, Italy, the School of Art in Malta (Europe), and at Charles Sturt University in NSW, Australia. He lectures at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC, The Renaissance Institute, Towson University, and Johns Hopkins University, among others. 


Tuition Remission and Refund Policies

Full-time JHU faculty/staff, their spouses or same-sex domestic partners, JHU retirees and their spouses or same-sex domestic partners are eligible for tuition remission. The tuition remission form is required. All tuition remission forms and details on eligibility can be found here and should be returned to

After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates.  

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 Event Date
Monday, October 4, 2021
Start Time: 6:30pm EDT


Virtual via Zoom
Baltimore, MD 21218


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