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

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

06/06

Meeting Day

Mon-Thu

End Date

06/23

Faculty

David Nolta

Time

10am–1:30pm

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

06/06

Meeting Day

End Date

07/22

Faculty

Anahit Ter-Stepanian

Time

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

06/06

Meeting Day

End Date

07/22

Faculty

Adrian Kohn

Time

Students follow a syllabus using the Moodle platform–

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

06/13

Meeting Day

End Date

07/29

Faculty

Judy Dunaway

Time

Online–

Credits

3

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In this course we trace the physical, physiological, and psychological investigations of experimental filmmakers over the last seventy years. Studying these three trajectories-matter, body, and mind-reveals “film” to be a complex interplay between what Paul Sharits described in 1969 as “celluloid, two-dimensional strips; individual rectangular frames; the nature of sprockets … Read more

Start Date

06/20

Meeting Day

End Date

08/05

Faculty

Adrian Kohn

Time

Students follow a syllabus using the Moodle platform–

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

07/05

Meeting Day

End Date

08/15

Faculty

Adrian Kohn

Time

Students follow a syllabus using the Moodle platform–

Credits

3

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