OSHR 1424 - Rome, Paris, Berlin

  • Noncredit

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

Michelangelo transforming the Sistine Chapel, Eiffel designing a tower in Paris, Keith Haring painting the Berlin Wall - all transformative moments. When we study these works we can understand the religious, social, and economic factors that gave them form and can better understand these cities today.

This course will focus on the art and architecture produced in Rome during the 16th-17th centuries, in Paris during the 18th and 19th centuries, and in Berlin in the 20th and 21st centuries. By investigating these European capitals, we will learn about art history, urban planning, and history as well as become more savvy tourists.

Please Note: No class November 22.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.


Annie Krieg

Annie Krieg earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in the History of Art and Architecture and Cultural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, specializing in modern German and Central European architecture. She has enjoyed sharing her love of visual culture and social and political history as a frequent Osher instructor at the University of Pittsburgh and later as a continuing studies instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, teaching on topics from art and the Holocaust to modern religious architecture.