Seminar—3 hour(s). Approved for graduate degree credit.
History of exhibition methods in private and public collections.
Comparisons of different types of museums and their exhibition
problems. Lighting and techniques of display with emphasis on
actual design. Experimentation with unusual presentation
Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Introduction to visual
analysis through study of western art 1600-present, examining
major artists and movements from Europe to North America.
Study of the relationship of art and artists to
political,religious, social change, and to changes in ideology,
patronage, audience. May be repeated for credit.
Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Introduction to major forms
and trends in the arts and material culture of Asia from the
Neolithic to the contemporary emphasizing the visual
manifestation of secular and religious ideas and ideals. Not open
for credit to students who have completed course 1DV.
Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Introduction to the art and
architecture of the Islamic world including the Middle East,
Africa, Europe, and South Asia, from the 7th century CE to the
20th. Offered in alternatie years.
Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Development of visual
literacy for an increasingly visual world. Critical analyses
focus on a wide variety of visual media: the fine arts across
media and eras of world culture, television, film,
advertising. Intended for a diverse spectrum of audiences.
Lecture—3 hours; discussion-1 hour. Development of
architecture and urban design; how form, space, order are
conceived and used across eras and cultures. Examines the
function and organization of space, technological problems of
construction, visual qualities of architecture, and social issues
connected to architecture.
Lecture/discussion–3 hours; term paper. Evolution of
museums in the western world from the “cabinet of curiosities” of
sixteenth-century Europe to the modern “art center.” The
changing motives behind collecting, exhibiting, and
interpretation of objects. Attention to museums’ historical
legacies and continuing philosophical dilemmas. Offered in
Lecture/discussion–4 hours. Study of human rights as they
relate to art, architecture, and cultural heritage.
Examines museums, art collections, and cultural-heritage
management, their relation to the cultural prerogatives of
communities and indigenous groups, and protection of cultural
heritage during war and conflict.
GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci|AH or SS, DD, VL, WC, WE.
Lecture/discussion–4 hours. Role of contemporary artists,
public monuments, urban spaces, the movie industry, photography,
propaganda art, and comics in construction of political
ideologies and collective identities.
Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Relationship between space and
sexuality. Sexual metaphors in art and architecture, gender
identity formation via images and space. Diverse intersections of
sexuality and art history.
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). The institution of the museum
in the context of modernity, nationalism, (post)colonialism, and
the society of spectacle. Designed to bring art objects of the
Manetti Shrem collection, global art history, and foundational
critical theory together in a meaningful and experimental
Lecture-3 hours; term paper. Interpretation of the natural
world in the western world 1600-1900, with perspectives on the
present; landscape painting, ideology of picturesque and sublime,
landscape art and travel, reshaping the land as art.
Lecture-3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: Art Studio 5 or
7 recommended, Study of forms and symbols in historic and
contemporary masterpieces. (Same course as Art Studio
148.) Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum,
Wrt|AH, VL, WE.
Examination of the art of Africa and the African Diaspora. An
overview of key themes in African art history and the ways in
which these arts are integrated with diverse aspects of life. The
course covers the archaeological cultures of Africa, as well as
the traditions of both centralized and non-centralized (village
or band-based) historic and contemporary societies. We also
discuss how African art has been perceived and interpreted by
Europeans and Americans.
Lecture/discussion–4 hours. Comparative history of
architecture and symbolism of the Hindu Temple in India,
Southeast Asia and the United States. Attention to the temple as
expression of religious knowledge, political authority, and
cultural heritage through the lens of colonialism and
Lecture—3 hour; term paper. Prerequisite: course 1E recommended.
Introduction to the urban history of the Islamic world. Includes
critical study of the historiography of the Islamic city,
development of urban form, institutions and rituals, and analysis
of selected themes.
Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 1E recommended.
Critical study of the arts of the luxury book in the pre-modern
Islamic world. Representation in Islam, the relationship of word
and image, the discipline of