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Professor Sharon Latchaw Hirsh, Ph.D.

Professor Sharon Latchaw Hirsh
  • Rosemont College
  • University of Pittsburgh
At Rosemont College we seek 'joy in the pursuit of knowledge.' I believe learning new ideas, or realizing something on your own brings joy. I create my lectures to stimulate this experience by making them as enjoyable as possible.

Dr. Sharon Latchaw Hirsh has served as president of Rosemont College since 2006. She completed her undergraduate degree in the history of art and studio art at Rosemont and earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in the history of art from the University of Pittsburgh. Professor Hirsh's awards include the Charles A. Dana Award for Distinguished Teaching, the Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching, and the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching from Dickinson College. She served as a senior fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and as a visiting scholar at the University of Colorado, the Swiss Institute for Art Research, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

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"Dr. Hirsh is very natural. Her warm, down to earth, and engaging style makes me feel like she's in my house having a very friendly and informative discussion about art."

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15 Courses and Sets

  1. How to Look at and Understand Great Art

    How to Look at and Understand Great Art

    Sharon Latchaw Hirsh
    Starting at $319.95 Starting at $319.95 $374.95 $319.95$374.95
    The 36 richly illustrated lectures of How to Look at and Understand Great Art take you on an in-depth exploration of the practical skill of viewing art through the lenses of line, light, perspective, composition, and other crucial elements. Using timeless masterpieces of Western art as well as hands-on studio demonstrations, Professor Sharon Latchaw Hirsh gives you the specific visual and interpretive knowledge you...
  2. (Set) Fundamentals of Photography  & How to Look at and Understand Great Art  Set

    (Set) Fundamentals of Photography & How to Look at and Understand Great Art

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $554.90 Starting at $554.90 $644.90 $554.90$644.90
    Learn to more fully appreciate the visual arts with this inspirational two-course set. In Fundamentals of Photography, you'll learn everything you need to know about the art and craft of great photography straight from a professional photographer with more than 30 years of experience. And in How to Look at and Understand Great Art, you'll develop the ability to view art through the lenses of line, light,...
  3. (Set) Museum Masterpieces: The Metropolitan Museum of Art & How to Look at and Understand Great Art  Set

    (Set) Museum Masterpieces: The Metropolitan Museum of Art & How to Look at and Understand Great Art

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
    Partake in a feast of some of the greatest artworks ever created and housed in the most comprehensive museum in the world, and learn to really see and understand what you're looking at in this set that combines the interpretative skills and historical knowledge of two noted art historians. First, in Museum Masterpieces: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Professor Richard Brettell takes you through The Met from front...
  4. (Set) How to Look at and Understand Great Art & Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre  Set

    (Set) How to Look at and Understand Great Art & Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $489.90 Starting at $489.90 $574.90 $489.90$574.90
    Change the way you look at and appreciate art with this highly enjoyable two-course set. Start by exploring the practical skill of viewing art through the lenses of line, perspective, composition, and other elements with How to Look at and Understand Great Art. Then, put your newfound skills to use on a virtual tour of one of the world's most iconic art museums in Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre.
  5. (Set) Understanding Great Art  Set

    (Set) Understanding Great Art

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,144.80 Starting at $1,144.80 $1,349.80 $1,144.80$1,349.80
  6. (Set) How to Look at and Understand Great Art & A History of European Art  Set on sale

    (Set) How to Look at and Understand Great Art & A History of European Art

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $690.00 Starting at $173.90 $204.90 $173.90$204.90
    Forever change the way you look at and think about great art with this visually dynamic two-course set. In How to Look at and Understand Great Art, embark on an in-depth exploration of the practical skill of viewing art through the lenses of line, light, perspective, composition, and other crucial elements. Then, apply your newfound knowledge to Europe's most profound artistic masterpieces with A History of European...
  7. (Set) How to Look Great Art & Understanding Great Structures  Set

    (Set) How to Look Great Art & Understanding Great Structures

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
    Know what you're looking at in both great art and architecture and how to see it with new eyes with this course set taught by two master professors. How to Look at and Understand Great Art, by art historian and Professor Sharon Latchaw Hirsh, gives you the visual and interpretative knowledge you need to approach great artworks, find their deeper meanings, and reach startling new levels of appreciation. In...
  8. (Set) How Colors Affect You: What Science Reveals & How to Look at and Understand Great Art  Set

    (Set) How Colors Affect You: What Science Reveals & How to Look at and Understand Great Art

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $414.90 Starting at $414.90 $474.90 $414.90$474.90
    Explore how color as well as light, perspective, composition, and other crucial elements can be employed to achieve visual goals or produce great art in this lavishly illustrated and practical course set. In How Colors Affect You: What Science Reveals, design expert William Lidwell teaches you the science behind color and how to tap into its power to create pleasing environments, products, packaging, and more in...
  9. How to Look at and Understand Great Art & World's Greatest Paintings Set

    How to Look at and Understand Great Art & World's Greatest Paintings

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
  10. (Set) How to Look at and Understand Great Art & How to Listen to and Understand Great Music Set

    (Set) How to Look at and Understand Great Art & How to Listen to and Understand Great Music

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $919.90 Starting at $919.90 $1,074.90 $919.90$1,074.90
  11. (Set) 30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World & How to Look at and Understand Great Art  Set

    (Set) 30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World & How to Look at and Understand Great Art

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $639.90 Starting at $639.90 $749.90 $639.90$749.90
    Let two expert art historians guide you through the art masterpieces of the ancient world as well as give you the interpretive skills to enhance your appreciation of great art. First, in Professor Diana K. McDonald's 30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World, you'll see some of the greatest works of art ever created and explore the ancient cultures that made them. Then, in Professor Sharon Latchaw Hirsh's How to Look at...
  12. (Set)  Leonardo da Vinci & How to Look at Great Art Set

    (Set) Leonardo da Vinci & How to Look at Great Art

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $639.90 Starting at $639.90 $749.90 $639.90$749.90
  13. (Set) How to Look at and Understand Great Art & From Monet to Van Gogh: A History of Impressionism  Set

    (Set) How to Look at and Understand Great Art & From Monet to Van Gogh: A History of Impressionism

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
  14. (Set) Music and the Brain & How to Look at and Understand Great Art Set

    (Set) Music and the Brain & How to Look at and Understand Great Art

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $519.90 Starting at $519.90 $594.90 $519.90$594.90
    What does it take to truly understand great art? Whether a soulful masterpiece hanging in a museum or a symphony designed to delight, great art fills us with emotions. Learn how to see and hear art differently, to discover hidden significance and find deeper meaning and appreciation in art and music with this two-course set including How to Look at and Understand Great Art and Music and the Brain.
  15. (Set) How to Look at and Understand Great Art & Masters of Photography Set

    (Set) How to Look at and Understand Great Art & Masters of Photography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $554.90 Starting at $554.90 $644.90 $554.90$644.90
    Forge a link between great art and great photographs with this set of courses. First, discover how to look at and understand great art with 36 richly illustrated lectures including hands-on studio demonstrations. Then join master photographers from National Geographic to uncover techniques for mastery of lighting, composition, capturing the perfect moment, and so much more.