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Professor Wendy Bellion took undergraduates in her "Research & Methodologies" course to the Winterthur Museum to study highlights of the Rare Books and Joseph Downs Ephemera collections during a field trip in fall 2019. (Photograph by Wendy Bellion)
ARTH101Visual Culture3 creditsExplores the ways we make, perceive, and experience images and artifacts. Students will hone their skills in seeing, analyzing historical models, and critically engaging in discussions of visual art and material cultures in selected eras and civilizations around the world.
ARTH150Monuments and Methods in the History of Art3 creditsPainting, sculpture, and architecture studied as artistic and cultural expressions of their times. Emphasis on selected major artists, monuments, and methods of analysis.
ARTH151Myth, Religion, and Art3 creditsAn introduction to the study of mythical and religious images, types, attributes, and symbols on a comparative basis from many ages throughout the world. Includes representations of deities, heroes, and heroines, as well as images with supernatural powers and satirical images.
ARTH153Introduction to Art History: Pyramids to Cathedrals3 creditsSurvey of art and architecture from the ancient world through the Middle Ages studied in historical and cultural contexts. Topics include: Egyptian pyramids, ancient Greek and Roman monuments, and medieval manuscripts and cathedrals.
ARTH154Introduction to Art History: Renaissance to Modern3 creditsArt and architecture from 1300 to the present studied in historical and cultural context. Topics include art and illusion, the altarpiece, portraiture, the nude, print culture, the changing image of the artist, photography, Impressionism, art and politics, Pop Art, and performance.RESTRICTIONS: Usually offered in Spring semester.
ARTH156Rome: From Caesar to Fellini3 creditsInvestigates Rome from antiquity to the twentieth century focusing on art and architecture, archaeology, film, literature, urban planning, law, social history, religion, and politics.
ARTH158Rulers' Images: Antiquity to the Present3 creditsDetailed study of selected rulers from Alexander the Great to American presidents, as presented in both visual and textual sources. Analyze widely differing historical rulers and sources. Explore methods of analysis and interpretive strategies applicable to the images of modern rulers.
ARTH162History of Architecture3 creditsSurvey of major buildings and settlement patterns as cultural expressions, ranging from antiquity to the present day. Lectures contextualize architectural and urban achievements in social, economic, political, religious, and technological terms.
ARTH163Architecture in Global Contexts3 creditsConcepts of architecture, with case studies drawn from various world regions ranging from prehistoric times to the present. Understanding the role of architecture in human society and how it has shaped humankinds. Study of physical and cultural dimensions of architecture in different parts of the world and learn how to place their varieties in global contexts.
ARTH164World Architecture3 credits"World Architecture" surveys patterns of architecture and settlement from around the world and from prehistory to last Friday. Lectures link monuments, landscapes and urban plans from major traditions with a series of themes to highlight cultural differences in the formation of the built environment.
ARTH166Special Problem1-3 credits
ARTH175Hipsters in Headdresses: Native American Art in Popular Culture3 creditsPrincess Pocahontas, Washington Redskins, Jeep Cherokee: What makes images of Native Americans so popular yet controversial? Examines past and present representations in United States and global popular culture.
ARTH198Studies in World Art and Architecture3 creditsMonuments and artworks of the world, studied in a comparative and/or cross-cultural perspective. Topics highlight global cultural diversity in the history of art and architecture.RESTRICTIONS: May be repeated for credit twice when topics vary.
ARTH199Topics in Art History3 creditsAn introduction to great artists and their masterpieces. Topics change with each time of offering. Specific topics may focus on a crucial moment in history, or on a particular theme explored throughout the ages.RESTRICTIONS: May be repeated for credit twice when topics vary.
ARTH201Introduction to Museums3 creditsIntroduction to the history, operations and future of museums, historic sites, archives and related cultural organizations. Examines collecting and collection management, conservation of collections, exhibition development, public programs and museum education, and digital outreach. Museum careers and volunteer engagement are explored.Cross-listed with MSST203 and HIST203.
ARTH202Biblical and Classical Literature3 creditsStudy of Greek, Roman, and Biblical literatures, set in their mythical, historical and cultural contexts, introducing appropriate critical concepts.Cross-listed with ENGL202, LLCU202, and JWST202.
ARTH203Art of the Black and African Diaspora3 creditsThrough the art and architecture of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, introduces the art of African Heritage peoples after the early fifteenth century and indicates what connects them (and what separates them) in terms of subject matter, style, representational mode, and critique.
ARTH204Architecture and Power in Africa3 creditsExplores architecture in Africa as a representation both of political power and social/religious complexity. Architecture's relationship to art forms a component of course content. Always regionally focused, lectures vary by semester among these five zones: West Africa and the Maghreb, the Sahel (West Africa and East Africa), East Africa and the Nile Valley, Southern Africa, and Central Africa.Cross-listed with AFRA203.
ARTH205Science and the Detection of Art Forgeries3 creditsConcepts from many scientific disciplines are useful for interpreting works of art. Analytical techniques based on those concepts often reveal art forgeries. Case studies will use basic scientific principles to investigate a wide variety of known or alleged art forgeries.
ARTH206Introduction to Art and Architecture in Africa3 creditsExplores the art history of the African continent from before Antiquity to the twenty-first century, surveying a diversity of media including rock art, sculpture, painting, and photography. Traverses the vastness of Africa's ethnic, historical, and climatic richness thematized in terms of African comologies, divinatory practices, histories of state formation, concepts of ancestry, colonialism, slavery, sensuality, revolution, and performance.
ARTH207Art of Ancient Egypt and the Near East3 creditsSurvey of the art and architecture of ancient Egypt and the Near East. Emphasis on the relationship of art to religion, politics, and ritual. Topics include Egyptian pyramids and the after-life, images of kings and the art of propaganda, and art in the service of religion.
ARTH208Greek and Roman Art3 creditsIntroduction to the art and architecture of ancient Greece and Italy. Emphasis on the meanings of art in political, religious, and social contexts in the cities of Athens, Rome, and Pompeii. Topics include the ancient Olympic Games, funerary monuments, and everyday life.
ARTH209Early Medieval Art: 200-1000 A.D.3 creditsPainting, sculpture, and architecture in Europe and the Near East. Surveys the earliest Christian art as well as Byzantine, Early Islamic, Anglo-Saxon, and Carolingian art.
ARTH210Later Medieval Art: 1000-1400 A.D.3 creditsPainting, sculpture, and architecture of the Christian world, treating later Byzantine, Romanesque, and Gothic artistic traditions in their historical and cultural contexts. Development of a distinctively European art and society.
ARTH213Art of the Northern Renaissance3 creditsCovers late medieval devotional images to the art of the early modern cities (1400-1570), especially in the Netherlands and Germany. Special emphasis on Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, Albrecht Dürer, and Pieter Bruegel.
ARTH217Renaissance Art in a Global Perspective: The 1400s3 creditsSurveys the main artistic developments and cross-cultural exchanges in fifteenth-century European art and architecture. Topics include: the Search for Antiquity; Naturalism and Illusion; Guilds and Workshops; Humanism and the Arts; Public and Private Devotions; Courtly Magnificence; the Peripatetic Artist; and Looking East.
ARTH218Renaissance Art in a Global Perspective: The 1500s3 creditsSurveys the main artistic developments and cross-cultural exchanges in sixteenth-century European art. Topics include: the Splendors of Rome; the Crisis of the Image; Imitation and Competition; New Artistic Genres; the Genius of the Artist; Courtly Collectors; and the Age of Discovery.
ARTH219Art of the Italian Renaissance3 creditsSurveys major artistic centers, personalities, and stylistic trends in Italy from the fourteenth to the sixteenth century. Special emphasis on Giotto, Donatello, Mantegna, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian. Painting and sculptures discussed in relation to techniques, systems of production, patronage, and crucial historical events.
ARTH222Baroque Art3 creditsSeventeenth-century European painting, sculpture, and architecture in its social-historical context. Emphasis on such major artists as Caravaggio, Bernini, Rubens, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Poussin, and Velasquez. Discussion of the rise of genre, still-life, and landscape painting, as well as the role of patronage.
ARTH225Eighteenth-Century Art3 creditsExamines major trends and artists in eighteenth-century European painting, sculpture, and architecture in the framework of the social, ideological, and cultural currents of the time. Artists such as Watteau, Hogarth, Blake, Chardin, Canova, David, and Goya.
ARTH227Modern Art: The 19th Century3 creditsArt, architecture, and visual culture, 1785-1900, including Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, and Symbolism, and topics such as the city, landscape, world's fairs, colonialism, changing concepts of vision, new technologies, and new mediums (prints, photography, posters, early cinema).
ARTH228Modern Art since 19003 creditsModern art from 1900 to the present considered globally and studied in its social and historical context, including painting, collage, sculpture, photography, performance, installation, institutional critique, and time-based media.
ARTH229Contemporary Art3 creditsExplores recent art and artists from around the world, investigating socio-historical forces and effects of contemporary modes of production, distribution, and consumption within the art market. New artistic practices like installation, new media, and performance are studied along with traditional media.
ARTH230American Art to 19003 creditsPainting, printmaking, architecture, sculpture, photography, and the decorative arts of North America from the earliest colonial settlements through the late nineteenth century. American art examined in the light of its political and social contexts, cultural diversity, and circulation through the Atlantic World.
ARTH231Twentieth-Century American Art3 creditsTwentieth-century arts of the United States, studied within transnational and global contexts. Surveys issues including the rise of modernism and postmodernism; cultural nationalism and the "usable past"; Abstract Expressionism, Pop, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, performance art, environmental art, and activist art.
ARTH232Art of Latin America3 creditsSurvey of art and architecture in Latin America from pre-Hispanic times to the twenty-first century. Emphasis on the interaction between native traditions and imported ideas, particularly in relationship to religion, politics, and daily life.
ARTH233Art and Architecture in China3 creditsThrough examination of art, architecture, and archaeology, approaches China as an historical and cultural unit. Emphasis on archeological sites, artifacts, art objects, and architecture in China, with additional materials from nearby regions. Thematic coverage of Chinese history, from neolithic sites to buildings in the twentieth century. Interdisciplinary approach.
ARTH236Arts of the Islamic World3 creditsFormation and diffusion of a distinctive artistic tradition from the eighth to the sixteenth century. Considers architecture, painting, metalwork, and other media, especially in the Mediterranean world and western Asia.
ARTH237Art of Tibet3 creditsSurvey of Tibetan art including sculpture, paintings, textiles, jewelry, ritual objects, architecture, and ephemeral art. Emphasis on relationship of art to religious and philosophical tenets of Buddhist and Bon-po traditions, development of regional styles in Tibet, and artistic connections to northern India, Nepal, and China.
ARTH238Islamic Architecture of Africa: Cairo to Timbuktu3 creditsA survey of architectural dialogues in and across the Sahara (North and West Africa) in the 9th through the 20th centuries. Includes introduction to philosophical texts and to Muslim travelers' memoirs in relation to buildings as congregations of space and visual representation.
ARTH239Art and Architecture of Europe3-12 creditsPrimary focus on painting, sculpture, and architecture in Europe from the Romanesque to the Modern eras. Subject matter determined by country in which overseas program is conducted.RESTRICTIONS: Offered only in conjunction with a study abroad program. May be repeated for credit three times when topics vary.
ARTH242Woman as Image and Imagemaker3 creditsAnalyzes the depiction of women in art from prehistory to the present in light of recent feminist studies. Topics correspond with particular periods in history. Each class includes a brief discussion of women artists and their works.Cross-listed with WOMS242.
ARTH243Design and the Decorative Arts3 creditsIntroduction to the design histories and decorative arts of American and European cultures from the 18th century to the present. Examines the historical emergence of design styles (from Chippendale to modern) and forms (such as furniture, ceramics, and craft) while exploring histories of production, consumption, and circulation through global trade and cultural networks. Field trips to area museums may be required.Cross-listed with MCST243.
ARTH244American Architecture3 creditsSurvey of American architecture from the colonial period to the present day. Lectures and assignments balance cultural themes with detailed discussion of masterworks of American architecture and urbanism.
ARTH246No Reservations: Native North American Art3 creditsFrom Tlingit dances set to hip-hop music, to Chumash baskets shaped like teapots, this course will introduce students to dynamic, diverse, and ever-changing Native North American art. Examine artwork from the American Southwest to the Arctic accross five centuries, focusing on the challenges that arise as objects, symbols, and ideas move between makers, cultures, and institutions over time.
ARTH248African American Art3 creditsSurvey of the fine arts produced by people of African descent in the United States. Explores issues regarding identity and aesthetics with a focus on their negotiation of the art world given its history of racial exclusion.PREREQ: ARTH230 or ARTH231 are highly recommended.Cross-listed with AFRA248.
ARTH249Art and Architecture in Context3 creditsPainting, sculpture, and architecture studied as artistic and cultural expressions of their times.RESTRICTIONS: Taught only in Study Abroad Program. May be repeated for credit three times when topics vary.
ARTH251Photographies, 1800-20003 creditsThematic introduction to the history and theory of photography from 1800 to the late twentieth century. Themes include: photography's invention, global proliferation and cultural and social impact; photographic processes and materials; photographic archiving and metadata; photography's commercial, anthropological, scientific, industrial, geographic, journalistic, administrative, vernacular, and artistic applications. Considers role of photography in formation and maintenance of national, cultural, and individual identity and personhood.
ARTH280Studio in the Materials and Techniques of Drawing in the West3 credits Lecture-studio presentation on materials and tools, supports and techniques of wet and dry media drawing in the West from about the year 1400 to the present. Topics include the development and manufacture of paper, pens, brushes, inks, watercolor paint, charcoal, metal points, graphite pencils, natural and fabricated chalks, crayons, pastels, erasers and fixatives. Studio reconstructions of masterworks, lectures and library research.Cross-listed with ARTC280.
ARTH298Global Modernism3 creditsSurveys the twentieth-century development of modern architecture in various Western and non-Western countries around the world. Emphasis on the encounter of new materials and methods of construction with more traditional techniques, and the symbolic use of architecture to articulate political and cultural identities.
ARTH299Modern Architecture3 creditsIntroduction to architecture of modern periods. Focuses from the eighteenth century to the present. Examines classical texts, rising ideas, and major debates in the field of modern architecture, and explores various connotations of modernity and modernism that have emerged during the past three hundred years around the world. Interdisciplinary approach.
ARTH301Research and Methodology in Art History3 creditsMethods and major approaches to advanced art historical study, together with the practical aspects of research and work in art historical professions, such as education, historic preservation, museums, and galleries. Experience with original works of art.
ARTH302Prints and Society3 creditsA social history of prints and printmaking techniques, focusing on such major printmakers as Dürer, Rembrandt, Piranesi, Goya, Daumier, and Picasso. Topics include the role of woodcuts in popular culture, political and satirical prints, posters and advertising, and the connoisseurship of original prints.
ARTH303Art of the Iberian World, 1400-18003 creditsThe art of Spain and its New World territories from the 15th to the 18th centuries. Emphasis on the negotiation between different artistic and religious traditions in both the Iberian Peninsula (Christian, Muslim, and Jewish) and the Spanish and Portuguese colonies in the Americas (European, African, and Native American). Topics vary. Examples: Art and Religion in the Iberian World; Art and Conquest in the Iberian World; Art of the Spanish Renaissance.RESTRICTIONS: May be repeated for credit once when topics vary.
ARTH304Northern Baroque Art: The Age of Rubens, Rembrandt, and Vermeer3 creditsPainting, printmaking, and art theory in 17th-century Holland and Flanders in social and historical context. Examines the rise of landscape, genre, and portraiture, the nature of Dutch realism, the social role of the artist, art and theater, and the impact of religion on art.
ARTH305Italian Baroque Art: Metaphor and Marvel3 creditsPainting, sculpture, and architecture from the time of Caravaggio and the Carracci to Bernini and Cortona. Examines topics such as the Counter-Reformation and its impact on the arts, the rise of naturalism and illusionism, the design process and the function of drawings, theatricality and rhetoric.
ARTH307Monet to Picasso: Art in France, 1860-19103 creditsArt and visual culture in France, 1860-1910. Topics include Impressionism, Symbolism, the avant-garde, women artists, public art, bohemianism, exhibitions, colonialism, primitivism, mass culture, photography, and early cinema. Artists include Manet, Monet, Cézanne, Morisot, Seurat, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Vuillard, Bonnard, Rodin, Matisse, and Picasso.
ARTH310The Role of the Artist in Society3 creditsExplores changing ideas of the artist from medieval craftsman and Renaissance courtier to Romantic genius and modern revolutionary. Topics include self-portraiture, notions of artistic temperament and genius, women artists, and artists' changing relations with their clients.
ARTH311Women, Society, and the Arts3 creditsFocuses on the role of women in art and society throughout the ages. Interdisciplinary and feminist readings emphasize a variety of approaches. Topics vary. Examples: Women in Antiquity, Renaissance Women, etc.RESTRICTIONS: May be repeated for credit once when topics vary.Cross-listed with WOMS311.
ARTH314Seminar: Shops and Shopping3 creditsHistorical overview of the spaces and practices of shopping in Europe and North America.
ARTH318Photography and Evidence3 creditsCase studies in the history and theory of photography as a form of documentary proof and/or evidence in a wide variety of fields, including journalism, the sciences, the justice system, and foreign and domestic policy. We will consider the technical and cultural bases of photography's association with certainty and truthfulness and the many challenges, past and present, posed to the medium's evidentiary authority.
ARTH319Photography in the United States3 creditsExplores the cultural and scientific histories of photography in the United States beginning with the introduction of daguerreotype in 1839. Topics include photography and portraiture, Civil War, western exploration, Pictorialism, and early modernism. Emphasizes study and identification of original photographic materials through introduction to historic photographic processes and materials, such as the ambrotype, tintype, stereograph, and Pictorialist techniques of negative and print manipulation.
ARTH320Photography since the 1970s: The Image World3 creditsSelect topics in the recent history of photography. Themes include photography, postmodernism, and contemporary art; photography and memory; contemporary photojournalism; the shift from analog to digital and smartphone photography; debates about documentary photography, ethics, and human rights; surveillance; photography, truth, and fiction; photography, artificial intelligence, and machine learning; and photography and social media.
ARTH321Great Cities of the World3 creditsFocus on a single city over time or in a specific historical moment. Looks at art, architecture, and/or material culture. Topics vary. Examples: Nineteenth-Century Paris, Ancient Pompeii, Florence under the Medici, Mexico City ca. 1521.
ARTH325Sculpture in the United States3 creditsHistory of sculpture in the U.S. from the 18th century to the present. Lectures and discussion explore sculptural techniques and production; styles, iconographies, and functions; and cultural issues such as space, iconoclasm, and memory.
ARTH334Cairo: Architecture and Revolution3 creditsCourse explores the history of Cairo from its founding to the present, paying attention especially to the nature and form of urban space in relation to architecture, as the background to and index of massive social change through time.
ARTH345Contemporary Black ArtExamines the art and visual culture of the African diaspora since the 1960s. Topics include the Black Arts Movement in the USA and UK, Abstract Expressionism, the Afri-Cobra movement, recycled stereotypes, installation art and performance art.Cross-listed with AFRA325.
ARTH346Issues in Black PhotographyA critical race history of blacks as subjects, producers, and theorists of photography. Includes examination of issues, ideas, and creativity with respect to African American and African diasporic photography from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Topics range from portraiture and documentary photography to considerations of race and representation, black consciousness, strategies of resistance and identity formation, class, sex, and gender.Cross-listed with AFRA315.
ARTH366Independent Study1-6 credits
ARTH380Art and Environmental Justice3 creditsAddresses the relationship between diverse human cultures and damaged environments in the arts, from the colonization of Native American lands to the global climate justice movement.
ARTH399Topics in Art History3 creditsDetailed investigation in a lecture rather than a seminar format of varying topics, e.g., Saint Denis and Problems of 12th-Century Art.
ARTH402Undergraduate Seminar in the History of Art1-4 creditsEmphasis on art historical reading and research. Student oral reports. Recent seminar topics include Art and Religion in Latin America, Caravaggio, Art of the African Diaspora, and Renaissance Rome.RESTRICTIONS: For undergraduates only. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
ARTH405Seminar in Greek and Roman Art3 creditsThe art and architecture of antiquity from the origins of Greek civilization to the fall of Rome. Recent topics include Art in the Everyday Life of Ancient Romans, Hellenistic Greek Sculpture, Late Roman Portraiture, and Roman Architecture.RESTRICTIONS: May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
ARTH406Seminar in Medieval Art3-12 creditsThe art of Europe from the fall of Rome to the late Gothic period. Recent topics include The Court of Charlemagne, Early Irish and Anglo-Saxon Art, and Saint Denis and the Origins of Gothic Architecture.PREREQ: ARTH209 or ARTH210.RESTRICTIONS: May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
ARTH408Artist's Machine3 creditsExploration of artist-constructed machines (i.e. micro-electronics, robotics, kinetic sculpture and interactive installation) as media for artistic expression. Balance of theory and practice with specific emphasis on making of electronic objects and positioning these in various contexts. No prior knowledge of electronics required.Cross-listed with ART406.
ARTH413Seminar in Renaissance Art and Architecture3 creditsRenaissance art from 1300 to 1600. Recent topics include The Renaissance Villa, and Art in the Age of Exploration.RESTRICTIONS: May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
ARTH414Seminar in Italian Renaissance Architecture3 creditsItalian architecture from 1300 to 1600. Recent topics include Renaissance Villas and Gardens, Brunelleschi and Alberti, Roman Architecture in the Age of Michelangelo, and Palladio.PREREQ: ARTH220.RESTRICTIONS: May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
ARTH415Seminar in Italian Baroque Art3-12 creditsPainting, sculpture, and architecture in Italy in the seventeenth century. Recent topics include Bernini and Roman Baroque Sculpture, Seicento Poetics and Imagery, and Caravaggio.RESTRICTIONS: May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
ARTH417Seminar in Northern Baroque Art3-12 creditsSeventeenth century in northern Europe. Topics change with each time of offering.RESTRICTIONS: May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
ARTH419Seminar in Art of the Iberian World, 1400-18003 creditsExplore the arts of the Iberian Peninsula and the Spanish and Portuguese colonies from 1400 to 1800. Topics vary. Seminars may focus on particular artists, or on broader historical and/or methodological issues dealing with artistic production, reception, and circulation within the Spanish empire.RESTRICTIONS: May be repeated for credit once when topics vary.
ARTH420Seminar in African Art3 creditsStudies recent scholarship on art and/or architecture in Africa, focusing on specific subjects such as Modern and Contemporary art, sculpture before 1500, global views and uses of African art, and art institutions in Africa.RESTRICTIONS: Not open to freshmen.
ARTH421Seminar in Nineteenth-Century Art3 creditsHistory and theory of art, 1789-1900. Recent topics include Modern Art and Literature, Modern Portraiture, Comic Modern. PREREQ: ARTH227 or permission of instructor.RESTRICTIONS: May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
ARTH422Folk and Outsider Art3 creditsFocuses on the traditional and popular arts of the United States. Topics covered include colonial Pennsylvania-German decorative arts, Victorian Welsh gravestones, African-American textile and basketry crafts, and contemporary Inuit graphic arts. Discussions and research will focus on the relationship of folk arts to questions of ethnicity, class, popular culture, and community aesthetics.
ARTH423Seminar in Modern Art since 19003 creditsAspects of the history, aesthetics, and theories of Modern Art from 1900 to the present. Topics may include the Avant-Garde, Abstract Art, Art and Politics, High vs. Low Art, and Folk and Outsider Art.PREREQ: ARTH227 or ARTH228 or permission of instructor.RESTRICTIONS: May be repeated for credit three times when topics vary.
ARTH424Seminar in Film3 creditsAspects of the history and aesthetics of film since the invention of synchronized sound. Topics change with each time of offering. Topics may include Classic Hollywood Film, Gender and Film, Film Noir, Independent Film, and Global Cinema.PREREQ: ARTH227 or ARTH318.RESTRICTIONS: May be repeated for credit three times when topics vary.
ARTH425Silent Cinema3 creditsExamination of the invention, emergence, and development of silent cinema in Europe, the former USSR, and the United States. Includes study of significant films and filmmakers; social, cultural, and artistic contexts; and the critical literature.PREREQ: ARTH227 or ARTH228.
ARTH427Seminar in the History of Photography3 creditsAspects of the history and aesthetics of photography. Topics change with each time of offering. Topics may include Photography and Art, Documentary Photography, Photography and Criticism, Photography and Race, and Vernacular Photography.PREREQ: ARTH227 or ARTH228 or ARTH230 or ARTH231 or ARTH318.RESTRICTIONS: May be repeated for credit three times when topics vary.
ARTH429Seminar in Modern Architecture3-12 creditsArchitecture in Europe and/or America from 1750 to the present. Recent topics include the Architecture of Neoclassicism; and Sullivan, Wright, and the Prairie School.RESTRICTIONS: May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
ARTH431Seminar in American Architecture3-12 creditsAmerican architecture from the Colonies to the present. Recent topics include Architecture of the Colonial and Federal Periods, Nineteenth-Century American Architecture, and Philadelphia Architecture.RESTRICTIONS: May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
ARTH435Seminar in American Art3-12 creditsAmerican art from the Colonies to the present. Recent topics include Art and Revolution in Early America, Early American Modernism, and American Painting and Sculpture after World War II.RESTRICTIONS: May be repeated for credit when topics vary.Cross-listed with MCST435.
ARTH440Seminar in Latin American Art3 creditsThe arts of Latin America from pre-Hispanic times to the 21st century. Topics change with each time of offering. Recent topics include Art and Religion in Latin America, and Art and Conquest in the New World.RESTRICTIONS: May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
ARTH445Seminar in East Asian Art and Architecture3 creditsArt, architecture, and archaeology of China, Japan, and/or Korea. Materials from nearby regions may also be included. Possible topics include Chinese Art and Collecting, Modern Architecture in East Asia, Meiji Art and Architecture, and East Asian Archaeology and Nationalism.
ARTH454Architecture of Everyday Life3 creditsUnderstanding and interpreting everyday buildings and landscapes by seeing the built environment through a physical lens (material, construction, style and plan) and social lens (gender, class, race) and from the perspective of multiple disciplines.Cross-listed with UAPP454.
ARTH455Black Bodies on Display: Race in Museums3 creditsThe complex and performative nature of museums vis-a-vis race, remembrance and reconciliation with a focus on Black American and African Diasporic history and culture. What role[s] do objects, history, and culture perform under such curatorial and museum mandates and visions? How do changing socio-political and cultural landscapes and challenges to representational politics shape museum practices? Considered here are black cultural institutions, their formation and foundation as well as exhibition histories of black visual art and culture.
RESTRICTIONS: Open to juniors and seniors only.Cross-listed with AFRA445.
ARTH456Seminar in Contemporary Architecture3 creditsContemporary architecture from around the world. Topics include Contemporary Architecture, Cross-cultural Dialogues, and Transnational Practices. Discover theories of postcolonialism and postmodernism to discuss aesthetic forms and concepts in the most recent architectural design projects.
ARTH457Survey of African Art3 creditsMajor African art styles, their interrelationships, the context of usage, and the meanings of African artworks.Cross-listed with ANTH457.
ARTH464Internship in Art History1-3 creditsOn-the-job experience and explore potential occupational areas at a museum or other art-related venue, under joint supervision of the Department of Art History and sponsoring organization(s). Completion of journal of activities and/or final academic project or paper.RESTRICTIONS: Requires pre-approval of instructor and/or Department's Director of Undergraduate Studies. Does not count as a 400-level seminar and does not fulfill an area requirement. Does not count towards the 33 credits in Art History required to majors.
ARTH466Independent Study1-6 credits
ARTH488Studio Materials and Techniques of Painting I3 creditsMajor masters and the materials, tools, supports, and techniques of architectural painting and panel painting in tempera from about 1500 B.C. to A.D. 1500. Topics include true fresco and egg tempera painting. Studio reconstructions, lectures, and library research.RESTRICTIONS: Requires permission of instructor.Cross-listed with ARTC488.
ARTH489Studio Materials and Techniques of Painting II3 creditsMajor masters and the materials, tools, and techniques of indirect and direct oil painting. Time frame: 1500 to the present. Major topics include the development of canvas, brushes, oil paint, mediums, varnishes, solvents, and the complex relationship between indirect and direct techniques. Includes studio reconstruction of masterworks, lectures, and library research.RESTRICTIONS: Requires permission of instructor.Cross-listed with ARTC489.
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