CANCELED University Open Air: Modern Mythology of the American Superhero

Canceled due to inclement weather.

Join Brooklyn Public Library in collaboration with Prospect Park Alliance for University Open Air, a free series of classes taught by professors, researchers, and academics who were trained outside of the U.S. The two-week semester begins on Thursday, September 9th.

From the Golden Age of Comic Books beginning in the 1930s to the current Golden Age of Television, the American art form of Superhero storytelling has conquered the box office worldwide. In this course, we will deconstruct the metaphors behind the pages and discuss how they reflect societal issues of race, gender, and geopolitical authority in American history. Register today for this class!

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About the instructor: Alon Andorn is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice encompasses drawing, collage, sculpture & video installation. He holds a Master’s degree in Fine Arts and a Bachelor’s in Visual Communication, both from the Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design, Israel. Prior to immigrating to the U.S. Andorn has taught art & design in various higher education establishments for over a decade, and in the past years has also worked with kids and teens, teaching Hebrew as well as art.

Please note, while UOA courses aim to equip students with valuable skills, they are non-accredited.

We will continue to observe social distancing measures as well as requiring masks for participants whenever indoors. Classes will be capped at 12-15 participants per course to ensure the safety of our professors and participants. Safety guidelines are subject to change based on the latest guidance from public health professionals and elected officials.

University Open Air is generously supported by The Morris & Alma Schapiro Fund.