EXPRESSION: The Art of Emotions with Joseph Cassar, PhD


Lifelong Learning LogoCourse Title: EXPRESSION: The Art of Emotions

Instructor Dr. Joseph Cassar

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March 28, 2024 - May 02, 2024 (6 Sessions)  

Thursday,  6:30 PM ET  

Virtual via Zoom 



Course Description: This course discusses German Expressionism and the impact it had on subsequent art movements. It focuses on the origins of expressionism back in past centuries with works by Gruenwald and Goya among others. then the attention moves to the art group THE BRIDGE and the BLUE RIDER GROUP and ending with the famous Degenerate Art Exhibition in 1937. The art of the main protagonists will be studied with detailed critical analysis using high-resolution colored images/slides in the form of PowerPoint. These images invite questions and discussion.


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ABOUT Joseph Paul Cassar


Joseph Paul Cassar, Ph.D., 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 is the author of several books and monographs on the pioneers of modern art of the Mediterranean island of Malta, two of which have been awarded the best prize for research in the Book Festival, Europe. He served as a free-lance art critic for “The Daily News” (1978-1981) and “The Times of Malta” (1997-2000). He has lectured at various educational institutions in Europe and the United States. He lectures at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC, The Renaissance Institute, Notre Dame University, Towson University, York College of Pennsylvania, the Johns Hopkins University, Carroll Community College, Westminster, and Community College of Baltimore County among others. He designed online art courses for the New York Times Knowledge Network and for the University of Maryland Global Campus.



As an artist he has had three residencies: at St John's International School, Waterloo, Belgium (1997), Luther College, Decorah Iowa (2002) and at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (2003). He was curator for the international Art Center: St James Cavalier Center for Creativity between 1999-2003. In 2019 he was awarded the golden medal for the arts for his contribution to the arts in the Malta Society of Arts.



Cassar exhibits his work regularly in the Baltimore-Washington area and in Europe.

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 Event Date
Thursday, March 28, 2024
6:30pm EDT

Thursday, May 2, 2024
8:00pm EDT

1-800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481)

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