Art History is the study of the visual arts in civilization. It examines changing values in all fields of visual culture, including painting, sculpture, graphics, photography, architecture, film, the mass media, and forms of popular expression. Its interdisciplinary reach encompasses literature, history, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, gender studies, critical theory, and cultural studies. Art History emphasizes visual as well as verbal and written literacy, providing more than the standard advantages to a liberal arts education.
Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Formal and social history of architecture, examining design principles, major traditions, and concepts of architectural history with a focus on issues in Western architecture. Emphasis on nineteenth and twentieth centuries. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL, WC, WE.—(III.)
Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Major movements from colonial times to the present. The role of buildings in a changing society, the interplay of styles with technologies of construction, the relationship between American and European developments, and developments of the architectural profession. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH.—I. Cogdell
Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Art and architecture of Rome and the Roman Empire, from the founding of Rome through the fourth century C.E. (Same course as Classics 173.) Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, VL, WE.—III. Roller
Anne Ellegood lives and works in Los Angeles as the Senior Curator at the Hammer Museum. Ellegood has a long line of curating at impressive institutions, including her work as the Associate Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, followed by four years at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC.
Dunhuang is a UNESCO World Heritage Site at an oasis town on
China’s ancient silk road. It is famous for its ancient Buddhist grottoes
in about 552 Buddhist temple-caves and over 50,000 square meters
of murals. In this talk, Professor Chen will explore:
What are the Dunhuang cave murals? Why are they important?
What has been done to conserve them?
Chen Jiangxiao is an Associate Professor at the Fine Art Institute, Yuxi Normal University, ,Yunnan, PR China.