Gustav Klimt and Vienna’s Golden Age

Instructor: Janet Mandel

Gustav Klimt dominated cultural life in Vienna at the turn of the Twentieth Century and was the bridge between the Symbolism of fin-de-siècle Europe and the wave of Modernism that captured the imagination of the Continent. Part I of this talk will tell the story of Klimt’s remarkable life, as well as examine his ebullient landscapes, sensual drawings, and ravishing portraits. In Part II we will discuss the relationship between Klimt and his many Jewish patrons, what happened to them and to the Klimt works they owned during the Nazi era and beyond.

2-part class

Tuesday, November 2 and Wednesday, December 8 @ 1pm

$25 JCC and NCJW Members

$30 Guests

Class will be both in person and on Zoom