Monday Morning Modernism with John Seed (Online); First Monday of Each Month - Free!

Date: First Monday of each month
Time: 10:00-11:00 AM Pacific Time/1:00-2:00 PM Eastern Time/6:00-7:00 PM London Time
Level: All
Medium: All

Join art writer John Seed on the first Monday of each month for a 45 minute talk on Modernism. Each presentation will provide an overview of important topics in the development of modern art and culture and will be followed by a 10 minute Q and A session.

  • January 3rd: What is Modernism?
  • February 7th: The Mechanical Paradise
  • March 7th: Picasso and Cubism
  • April 4th: Late Cubism and Picasso’s “Guernica”
  • May 2nd: The Faces of Power: Dadaism and Fascist Culture
  • June 6th: The Faces of Power: Russian Modernism and Constructivism
  • July 11th: The Landscape of Pleasure: Monet and Impressionism
  • August 1: Matisse and Fauvism
  • September 12: Modern Architecture 
  • October 10:  Dali and Surrealism
  • November 7:  Munch and Expressionism
  • December 5:  Pollock and Abstract Expressionism
  • January 9, 2023: Pop Art
  • February 6, 2023: Postmodernism
  • February 7, 2023: Jean-Michel Basquiat




John Seed is a Professor Emeritus of Art and Art History at Mount San Jacinto College, where he taught “Introduction to Modernism” for over 30 years before retiring from full-time teaching in 2017. Seed’s views were influenced by the book and video series “Shock of the New,” by Robert Hughes, which served as the textbook for the course. 


About Our Online Classes:

  • This class is taught live via Zoom. To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
  • Interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions.
  • Class will be recorded and recordings expire 60 days after the final day of the course.
  • Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link and class details 5-7 days before the class starts (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Check your confirmation email for a message board link. Find out how to access the class group message board here.