As of Monday, March 23, all classes will be taught remotely through the end of the semester. Read the full update. Summer 2020 online classes are now available for registration. We will be adding more regularly, so keep checking for updates. It is our hope to have the entire Summer 2020 class schedule available for registration in early to mid April.

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

NYC’s skyscraper skyline is an image of economic glory across the world, on billboards in Bombay and Stockholm. Students in this course will explore how ‘The City’ functions as a storyboard in comics and animation, examine the aesthetics of monumental Manhattan in regards to both the sublime and the futuristic, … Read more

Start Date

06/01

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

08/14

Faculty

Ezra Shales

Time

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

06/08

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

07/24

Faculty

Anahit Ter-Stepanian

Time

Online–Online

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

06/08

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

07/24

Faculty

Judy Dunaway

Time

Online–Online

Credits

3

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In this course, we analyze several individual practices and group movements from 1945 to the present. Instead of adhering to the distilled summaries of a textbook, we engage art of this period at less of a remove. Students come to comprehend the difficulty and subjectivity involved in formulating a history … Read more

Start Date

06/08

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

07/24

Faculty

Adrian Kohn

Time

Online–Online

Credits

3

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This course is a condensed and comprehensive introduction to the history of Western art from prehistorical times to the twenty-first century. The basic purpose of the course is three-fold: to examine a selection of the most significant monuments of creative endeavor which constitute the canon of Western art; to contextualize … Read more

Start Date

06/08

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

06/25

Faculty

David Nolta

Time

11am–2:30pm

Credits

3

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“Modernism” comprises images, objects, acts, performances, and so on that derive from an artist’s experimentation with the inherent properties of a given medium. Art after modernism (sometimes called “postmodern”) tends to expand upon the technical, material, and intellectual foundations of modernism while also investigating identity and personal narrative; political ambiguity … Read more

Start Date

06/22

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

08/07

Faculty

Adrian Kohn

Time

Online–Online

Credits

3

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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

07/06

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

08/14

Faculty

Adrian Kohn

Time

Online–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

07/06

Meeting Day

Online

End Date

08/14

Faculty

Timothy Correll

Time

Online–Online

Credits

3

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