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. 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—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/discussion—4 hours. Thematic and chronological
examination of Chinese painting and culture from the Tang Dynasty
(7th c. CE) through the early 20th century. Issues
considered include political art (made to support or protest
regimes), art and the market, art and individual
expression. Offered in alternate years.
Lecture—3 hours; Discussion- 1 hour; Art and architecture of
Latin America since Spanish arrival in the New World to the
present. Visual, spatial, and material practices (painting,
sculpture, urban form, cartography, and film, among others) from
North and South America. How art and architecture shape and
define colonial encounters and negotiations, religious and
cultural exchange, conceptions of race and gender, and notions of
nationalism and globalism.
Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: Art History
major, minor, or other significant training in Art History
recommended. Class size limited to 25 students; for majors,
minors, other advanced students. Study of a broad problem
or theoretical issue in art, architecture, or material culture.
Intensive reading, discussion, research, writing. GE credit:
ArtHum| AH, OL, VL, WE. May be repeated two times for credit when
This course explores the popular arts of India spanning the past
150 years with an emphasis on the ways old myths and religious
themes were radically reimagined through artistic new mediums
such as trade labels, lithographs, religious prints, pulp
magazines, comic books and early film. It considers how colonial
domination, international commerce, technology and social
critique shaped the production and consumption of modern popular
arts of India.
Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisites: Graduate status in art history or
an allied field. Issues accompanying the evolution and function
of museums from cabinets of curiosities in sixteenth-century
Europe to modern art centers. Examination of divergent motives
behind collecting, exhibiting, and interpretation of objects.
Investigation of museums’ historical legacies and continuing