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Michelangelo: From Finito to Non-finito

Sep 2001

This was the best class I have taken at Columbia. Catterson was incredibly enthusiastic about the material and presented it in a very clear manner. She was extremely knowledgeable about Michelangelo and the Italian Renaissance. Catterson was also a lot of fun (she may even introduce you to Banana) and has some great stories about her adventures in Florence. The material was fascinating, particularly her discussions on restoration. I never thought I would say this but the semester was just too short. For the amount of information Catterson is walking around with a Summer Session wasn't appropriate. I also felt rushed outside of class. Our final paper and presentations required a lot of research. I would recommend this class to all art history majors and anyone else looking to become a Michelangelo expert.