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

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

06/10

Meeting Day

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

End Date

06/27

Faculty

David Nolta

Time

11am–2:30pm

Credits

3

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Students explore the cultural and artistic responses to the major modern, social and, political revolutions between the end of the 18th and 20th centuries. The focus is on rarely covered artistic responses to political, social, and religious revolutions of the 20th century. Historical, political, philosophical currents and their impact on … Read more

Start Date

06/10

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

07/26

Faculty

Anahit Ter-Stepanian

Time

on–line

Credits

3

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What is Sound Art? Imagine mind-bending sound pieces created with a piano filled with nails/bolts/nuts/screws, a floor tiled with LPs, a secret tone playing underneath a grate in New York City for 30 years, or nothing but the echo of a space. The course will provide a solid knowledge of … Read more

Start Date

06/10

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

07/26

Faculty

Judy Dunaway

Time

on–line

Credits

3

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This course will explore the transition from modernist thought as exemplified by the Abstract Expressionist movement to such postmodern notions of appropriation, parody, and fragmentation as they manifest themselves in the art of the 1970s and beyond. We will focus on such concepts and genres as minimalism, performance, video, installation … Read more

Start Date

06/24

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

08/09

Faculty

Paula Carabell

Time

-–Online

Credits

3

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Drawing on scholarship from the disciplines of history, art history, anthropology, and folklore, we consider the role of cloth in human experience. We will examine the use of traditional textiles in a range of historical and cultural contexts, with an emphasis on exploring social and symbolic functions as they relate … Read more

Start Date

06/24

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

08/09

Faculty

Tim Correll

Time

-–Online

Credits

3

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Instead of squinting at small images in an overpriced textbook or on an overpriced digital screen, in this course we opt to understand the history, theory, and criticism of recent art based on firsthand experience of actual works around the city of Boston. One big upside will be how this … Read more

Start Date

06/24

Meeting Day

Online and 3 Saturdays

End Date

08/09

Faculty

Adrian Kohn

Time

Online/off site–

Credits

3

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