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Giants of the Arts will examine a select group of artists who, through the test of time, have been recognized as true masters; whose works advanced their art form(s), who became a significant influence within their field(s), and who continue to influence

Getting to Know the Book

Consider the humanities disciplines in the table of contents of this textbook that will be discussed in later chapters. At the moment, which of these are you the most interested in? Why? Which of them are you the least interested in? Why?

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Course Description

Giants of the Arts will examine a select group of artists who, through the test of time, have been recognized as true masters; whose works advanced their art form(s), who became a significant influence within their field(s), and who continue to influence contemporary artists today.  Students will examine how these artists used the components of their art form(s), why these artists are considered “great,” what their greatest contributions are to our society, and how these artists affect our artists today.  Students will also consider the qualities of “masterful” creative endeavors.  Students will examine how myth, morality and other themes are expressed in the arts.  With this foundation, students will then be challenged to immerse themselves intellectually and emotionally in the arts, express how the art affects them, and contemplate how the artists’ gifts to our world improve and deepen our lives.  


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Contact Information

 Instructor:          Dr. Karen (Bryant) Hannel

Office:                  St. Edward’s Hall, Room 230

Phone:                 352-588-7385

Fax:                      352-588-8300


Class Meets:      MWF 9:30-10:20 and MWF 1:30-2:20, FAB 

Office Hours:     MWF 10:30-11:20, 12:30-1:20, and 2:30-3:00, and by appointment.

Fine and Performing Arts in the Area

A list of museums, theatres, and performing arts centers in the Tampa, St. Pete, Orlando, and Sarasota area...

1. American Stage Theatre Company, 163 3rd St. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, 727-823-7529727-823-7529
2. Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688, 727-712-5762727-712-5762
3. Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater, FL 33756, 727-442-6152727-442-6152
4. Catherine A. Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S., Gulfport, FL 33707, 727-893-1070727-893-1070
5. Dali Museum, One Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL 33701, 727-823-3767727-823-3767, 800-442-3254800-442-3254
6. Florida Orchestra, 244 2nd Ave. N., Ste. 420, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, 727-892-3337727-892-3337, 800-662-7286800-662-7286
7. Florida West Ballet, 1631 Serpentine Drive S., St. Petersburg, FL 33712
8. Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater, FL 33755, 727-446-3424727-446-3424
9. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Dr. N.E., St. Petersburg, FL 33701, 727-896-2667727-896-2667
10. New American Theater, 183 2nd Avenue N., St. Petersburg, FL 33701, 813-784-0536813-784-0536
11. Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N., Pinellas Park, FL 33781, 727-541-0721727-541-0721
12. Progress Energy Center for the Arts - Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 727-892-5798
13. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N. McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater, FL 33759, 727-791-7400727-791-7400, 800-875-8682800-875-8682
14. Safety Harbor Art & Music Center, 706 2nd St N, Safety Harbor, FL 34695
15. St. Petersburg City Theatre, 4025 31st St. S., St. Petersburg, FL 33712, 727-866-1973727-866-1973, 727-866-2059727-866-2059
16. St. Petersburg Opera Company, 2145 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33712, 727-823-2040727-823-2040
17. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Pl., Tampa, FL 33602, 813-229-7827813-229-7827, 800-955-1045800-955-1045
18. Studio 212, 204 Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689, 727-515-5380727-515-5380
19. Tampa Museum of Art, 120 Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL 33602, 813-274-8130813-274-8130
20. Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689, 727-942-5605727-942-5605
21. University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL 33620-8001, 813-974-4133813-974-4133
22. Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Inc., 400 N Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL 33602, 813-221-2222813-221-2222
23. The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota, FL 34243, 941-359-5700941-359-5700
24. Asolo Repertory Theatre, 5555 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34243, 941-351-8000941-351-8000, 800-361-8388800-361-8388
25. Tampa Museum of Art, 120 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL 33602, 813-274-8130813-274-8130
26. The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, 445 North Park Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789, 407-645-5311407-645-5311
27. Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 North Mills Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803, 407-896-4231407-896-4231
28. The Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803, 407-246-4278407-246-4278
29. Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, 812 East Rollins Street, Suite 300, Orlando, FL 32803, 407-770-0071407-770-0071
30. Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789, 407-646-2526407-646-2526
31. The Winter Park Playhouse, 711 North Orange Avenue, Suite C, Winter Park, FL 32789, 407-645-0145407-645-0145
32. Orlando Ballet, 1111 North Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32804, 407-426-1733407-426-1733