Art Appreciation:  FRA ANGELICO


Teaching Artist:  Susan Pennington

This spring in art history we will explore Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. A Dominican friar, Fra Angelico was so-named because of the angelic character of his many religious paintings.The exhibit reunites panels of an altarpiece that have not been displayed together for two centuries.  The course will also study the Gardner collection, which includes Giotto, Botticelli, Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens, Degas, Manet, Whistler, Sargent, and Matisse. Additionally, we will discuss the development of Boston’s Fenway district, where the Museum is located, and the architecture of Renzo Piano, who designed the 2012 addition.

Ms. Pennington has a Master's degree in Art History from the University of Wisconsin. She has taught at the Cape Cod Community College, Falmouth Academy and the International School of Bergen, Norway.

Falmouth Campus  |  APR 3-MAY 22  |  Tuesdays, 1-3pm  |  $78 
Barnstable Campus  |  APR 5-MAY 24  |  Thursdays, 1-3pm  |  $78  





Travel with art historian, Susan Pennington, for a tour of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston to view the exhibit, Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth. We will also enjoy springtime in the museums stunning gardens, both interior and exterior. When Isabella built the Museum, she created an experience that was as much about flowers and plants, artfully arranged, as it was about masterpieces of art. The culmination of that vision is the courtyard but botanical images can be found throughout the Museum.  
Fra Angelico exhibit details

Bus trip with museum admission: $60
Departing our Falmouth campus
:  Wednesday, May 9, 9:30am; departing from Capeside Convenience, Bourne Rotary at 9:45am
Departing our Barnstable campus: Thursday, May 10, 9:30am; departing from Sagamore Park & Ride at 9:45am

To sign up, please contact Susan Pennington