American Art Collector Series: Dr. Albert Barnes and his Art Collection with Katherine Zoraster

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American Art Collector Series: Dr. Albert Barnes and his Art Collection with Katherine Zoraster

In the early 20th century, without much art training, Albert Barnes sought to understand modern art. In his quest, he amassed a substantial amount of avant-garde works and created a learning environment to display his works. In this class, we will look at the formation of his collection, some of the specific works within it, the start of his foundation and the controversy that followed.

Katherine E. Zoraster is an art historian and a professor of art history specializing in Western art from the Renaissance to the 20th century. In addition to teaching courses for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute through UCLA Extension and California State University, Channel Islands, she is an adjunct professor of art history at Moorpark College and an instructor of art history for the full-time program at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Arts.

Zoraster graduated with a double major in English literature and art history from the University of California, Los Angeles, and earned a master’s degree in art history with distinction from California State University, Northridge. She serves as a commissioner for the Burbank Cultural Arts Commission and volunteers at the Burbank Animal Shelter. In her free time, she is an avid runner and travels extensively.

The Fifty and Better program (FAB) was designed to offer university-level courses (no tests, no homework) taught by experts in the field, and to host social engagement activities for individuals 50 years of age and older in our community. When COVID-19 erupted and the first-ever offering of in-person courses had to be postponed indefinitely, we responded by moving the courses to a virtual (online) environment using Zoom. 

Cost for the two-hour lecture is $8.



Register by 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7.

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