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A8 The World of No-Brow Art: Kitsch and Other Guilty Pleasures

Description: Although the term 'kitsch' has existed for less than a century, the impulse behind artworks that are tacky, campy and in bad taste is universal and timeless. This course will delight in examining all things kitsch, from the ever popular dogs-playing-poker and Elvis-on-velvet paintings to more monumental efforts such as Mt. Rushmore and Las Vegas. It will look at the use of kitsch in politics, religion, advertising, film, and architectural design. Participants will also discuss critical responses to kitsch and its role in contemporary art.

Instructor: LLI member Robert Flory is an award-winning visual artist and retired professor, having taught graduate and undergraduate courses in studio art, art history, film, and aesthetics in Virginia, Pennsylvania and Indiana. His artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

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Payment Information: Payment is due at time of registration and must be made by credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.) There is a $5 credit card convenience fee assessed at the time of payment. You will be redirected to the payment web site after clicking submit. Please have your credit card ready. Once payment is successfully completed, you will receive a payment receipt and a registration confirmation by email.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to one week before the class start date, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.

For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at LLI@jmu.edu or 540/568.2923.

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