Hammershøi and His Contemporaries

Art History Lectures with Carol Hendricks


This lecture series examines and contextualizes the work of Vilhelm Hammershøi. The days are divided into Hammershøi’s four main genres: portraits, interior spaces, landscapes, and cityscapes. The course begins with a comparative history of subject matter from Dutch Baroque painters, such as Rembrandt and Vermeer, and continues to contemporary Scandinavian painters, such as Swedish painters Anders Zorn and August Strindberg, Norwegians Edvard Munch and Harriet Backer, and Finnish painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela.

Carol Hendricks has worked as the Adult Program Director at Gage Academy of Art since 2005. She earned a Master’s Degree in Art History and Fine Arts Administration from Temple University in Philadelphia. Prior to Gage, Hendricks worked in the education department of the Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia and was the Curator of Education for the Museum of East Texas. Hendricks has taught art history at Gage and Northwest University, including several workshops in Florence, Italy. She has contributed to two books written by Juliette Aristides: Classical Drawing Atelier and Classical Painting Atelier, published by Watson-Guptill.

Carol Hendricks also writes a blog on art history, arthistoryblogger.blogspot.com.

Vilhelm Hammershøi. Interior in Strandgade, Sunlight on the Floor, 1901. Oil on canvas. 18 5/16 x 20 1/2 in. National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, ©SMK Photo.


$110 members, $170 nonmembers


Payment for clock hour fees is paid directly to Seattle Pacific University on the first day of the class. $20 for ten clock hours; $42 for one credit.