Learn to identify, classify, describe, and interpret works of art from a wide range of periods and world cultures.

A survey of the craft and form of furniture over the past 50 years. Topics include the development of styles and their sources, as well as the evolution and organization of furniture manufacture, from early joinery to the emergence of cabinetmaking techniques, to the development of machine technologies, and the … Read more

Start Date

09/04

Meeting Day

Wednesday

End Date

12/11

Faculty

Barbara Ward

Time

6;30pm–9:30pm

Credits

3

Beginning with basic definitions of art and considerations of how and why it is studied, lectures will introduce students to many of the most significant monuments in the Western canon, as well as to a large number of the major movements, personalities, technologies, and intellectual trends which have helped to … Read more

Start Date

09/04

Meeting Day

Wednesday

End Date

12/11

Faculty

David Nolta

Time

6:30pm–9:30pm

Credits

3

In this class we will analyze selected contemporary artworks around the city of Boston by testing out the claims about those pieces found in recent art-historical writing. Throughout the semester, students determine where these essays are most and least useful for thinking about their firsthand experience of contemporary art. Close … Read more

Start Date

09/09

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

12/16

Faculty

Adrian Kohn

Time

Online–Online

Credits

3