Individual Studies in Art History (BA,BA)
Approaches to Art History (3)
History of art history and analysis of methodologies.
African Art and Architecture (3)
Survey of the art history of West Africa. Examines the different theoretical and practical models that have been used to look at African art history, their origins in the "discovery" of African art, and their relationship to multiculturalism and current attempts to study the "other."
Archaic Greek Art (3)
Examination of the origins and early development of Greek architecture, sculpture, and painting.
Hellenistic Painting and Sculpture (3)
Examination of the development of Hellenistic sculpture and painting from its origins in the late fifth century BC.
Ancient Mosaics (3)
Examination of mosaic painting from its origins through the early Byzantine period.
Internship/Field Study (BA)
Supervised internship or field study at an approved institution or
site. Internships are arranged in the student's area of focus in
consultation with the adviser. Required contact hours are a minimum of
80 for 3 credits. Grading will be based upon a final research paper or
field report, in a format agreed upon with the adviser, and an
evaluation submitted by the host institution.
Art of Late Antiquity (3)
Art and architecture of the Mediterranean world, third to seventh centuries. Emphasis on religious and political contexts and theories of stylistic and iconographic development.
Christian Iconography (3)
The origin and development of Christian imagery. Emphasis on methods of iconographical research.
Modern Architecture (3)
Major architects and theorists in Europe and the Americas from the 18th century to the present. Emphasis on reading of theoretical texts and analysis of the most important architects and buildings from Laugier to the present.
Seminar in Global Cultural Heritage Preservation (3)
Examines conventions, treaties, laws, and ethics codes that affect global cultural heritage preservation policies.
Italian Painting in the Age of Dante (3)
Style, patronage, and iconography in painting from 1250-1400, emphasizing the work of such masters as Giotto, Duccio, Simone Martini, and the Lorenzetti.
Renaissance Architecture (3)
Architecture in Italy from 1400 to 1600, including issues of form, symbol, meaning, and intention. The influence of engineering, urban planning, military architecture, garden design, and theory as well as practice addressed.
Early Baroque Painting in Italy (3)
Painting in Rome ca. 1600, focusing on the stylistic innovations and legacy of the Carracci and Caravaggio in the context of contemporary artistic trends, patronage, and theory.
Consideration of Bernini's career as the universal artistic genius of the Roman baroque. Sculpture, architecture, and painting and their contexts considered.
Velazquez and Baroque Painting in Spain (3)
Major achievements of the 17th-century painter and his impact on Spanish baroque painting.
Dutch Genre Painting in the 17th Century (3)
Recent interpretations of the themes and pictorial "realism" of Dutch 17th-century genre painting and its antecedents. Artists include Frans Hals, Gerard Dou, Gerard Terborch, Johannes Vermeer, and Jan Steen.
Baroque Architecture (3)
Emphasizing 17th-century Rome, the great architects Bernini, Borromini, and Pietra da Cortona discussed in depth. Issues of urbanism, the contributions of the Piedmontesi architects, and 18th-century architecture examined.
Romantic Art (3)
Nature, sources, and influences of 19th-century French romanticism (Gros, Gericault, Delacroix, Ingres), with some consideration of literature (Hugo, Gautier, Baudelaire).
Dawn of Abstraction (3)
Analysis of the theories of critics and the practices of painters and sculptors in Europe from 1900 to 1920 in order to understand why and how abstraction emerged and evolved.
Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Painting (3)
Consideration of various movements, including the Hudson River School, luminism, American Barbizon, and impressionist painting as well as landscapes of the west.
Nineteenth-Century Realism (3)
Emphasis on social and political themes in French art (Courbet, Manet) and literature (Balzac, Flaubert, Zola).
American Art, 1900-1960 (3)
Consideration of various movements, including the Ashcan school, early modernism, precisionism, regionalism, social realism, and abstract expressionism.
Developments between impressionism and fauvism mainly in France (Cezanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Seurat). Discussions include nabis symbolism and art nouveau.
Curatorial Training (E3)
History, philosophy, organizational structures, and operations of the museum as a sociocultural institution.
German Expressionism (3)
German expressionist art in the context of 19th- and 20th-century European modernism. Literary, philosophical, and psychological aspects considered.
Impact of futurist art and theory in Italy, France, Russia, Germany, and Great Britain. Futurist manifestos and their importance to modernism.
Modern Sculpture (3)
Major developments in European and American sculpture from 1880 to 1960. Beginning with Auguste Rodin and his impact on early modernists, and including sculpture produced in France, Germany, Italy, and the United States.
Italian Baroque Sculpture (3)
Major sculptors and trends in 17th-century Italian sculpture.
Cortona and His Contemporaries (3)
Painting in Rome and other key Italian centers from ca. 1620 to 1700, focusing on Pietro da Cortona and the other major artists of his generation who defined Italian High Baroque art.
Internship in Cultural Heritage/Historic Preservation (3,3)
Supervised internship or field study experience tailored to the student's area of specialization.
Art History Seminar (3)
Studies in Cultural Heritage/Historic Preservation (3,3)
Approaches, methods, policy, and debates within the field. Topics vary.
Curatorial Internship I,II (0,0)
Internships tailored to the individual's special interest areas.
Must complete both courses to receive credit. Prerequisites: 16:082:563 and permission of program director.
Teaching Apprenticeship (N1.5,N1.5)
Curatorial Internship III (0)
Internship tailored to the individual's special interest areas.
Prerequisites: Completion of 16:082:563 and permission of instructor.
Special Topics in Art History (3,3)
Advanced Topics in Cultural Heritage/Historic Preservation (3,3)
Intensive study of selected topics; directed research projects.
Advanced Internship/Field Study (BA)
Supervised internship or field study related to thesis research. Internships are arranged in the student's area of focus in consultation with his or her adviser. Required contact hours are a minimum of 80 for 3 credits. Grading will be based upon a research paper or thesis, in a format agreed upon with the adviser, and an evaluation submitted by the host institution.
Problems in Ancient Art (3)
Seminar on the problems of the origins of the early Greek architectural orders and the kinds of sculpture used to decorate those orders.
Lysippos and the Beginnings of Hellenistic Sculpture (3)
Seminar on the careers of Lysippos and the members of his school and their paramount importance to the development of Hellenistic sculpture.
(Su) Athens and Beyond (3)
Global issues of cultural heritage preservation, with Greece as a particular focus. Conducted in Greece.
(Su) Athens Internship (3)
Internship within a cultural institution or museum or fieldwork
in the Agora, Athens.
Problems in Early Christian and Byzantine Art (3)
Seminar focusing on a specific medium such as ivory carving, a specific problem such as cultural context, or a specific period such as the Macedonian Renaissance.
Problems in Medieval Art (3)
Seminar with specialized focus on varied topics such as monumental picture cycles, mosaics, sacred images, reliquaries, and illuminated manuscripts.
Seminar on Donatello's career; his formation, his influence on his contemporaries such as Masaccio, Desiderio, and altar artists like Verrocchio and Michelangelo.
Problems in Italian Renaissance Sculpture (3)
Seminar in various topics in Italian Renaissance sculpture, 1250 to 1600, involving patronage, gender studies, iconography, techniques, works of an individual artist, and/or cultural context.
Problems in Italian Renaissance Painting (3)
Seminar on various topics in Italian painting from 1400 to 1500 such as patronage, gender studies, iconography, works of an individual artist, and cultural context.
Problems in Early Italian Painting (3)
Seminar on various topics such as the relation of art and literature; mendicant spirituality; public and private patronage; specialized study of such masters as Giotto, the Lorenzetti, and Paolo da Venezia.
The High Renaissance (3)
Seminar on various topics in Italian art from 1480 to 1600, such as cultural context, patronage, specialized study of one artist's career, the Mannerist crisis, and art theory in painting and sculpture.
Problems in Later Renaissance Art (3)
Topics in Italian painting, 1500 to 1600, involving patronage, gender studies, iconography, works of an individual artist, and/or cultural context.
Titian's career considered in the context of 16th-century society, focusing on his stylistic and thematic innovations in sacred and secular art, notably his depiction of women.
Problems in Renaissance Architecture (3)
Seminar in various topics in Renaissance architecture such as individual architects, monuments, patronage, urban planning.
Problems in Baroque Art of Italy and Spain (3)
Seminar on topics related to the leading artists of the period. Matters of style, iconography, religious and political contexts, patronage, and cultural milieu considered.
Problems in Baroque Architecture (3)
Seminar in various topics in baroque architecture such as individual architects, monuments, patronage, urban planning.
Northern Romanticism (3)
Seminar on specialized topics.
Problems in 19th-Century Art (3)
Seminar on special topics in 19th-century art: one or more major figures, landscape, art and literature, art criticism, gender, portraiture.
Nineteenth-Century French Graphics (3)
Seminar based on the Zimmerli Art Museum's 19th-century graphic arts collection.
Problems in 20th-Century Art (3)
Seminar on special topics in painting and/or sculpture.
Problems in 19th-Century American Art (3)
Aspects of American art.
Problems in Modern Art (3)
Seminar on special topics in 19th- and 20th-century art and architecture.
Sharp, Sidlauskas, Zervigón
Problems in Race and Representation (3)
Seminar on various topics concerning racial and ethnic identity, cultural agency, and visual representation in the modern period.
Problems in the History of Photography (3)
Seminar on various topics in the history, historiography, and theory of photography.
Problems in 20th-Century American Art (3)
Seminar on specialized topics.
Problems in Contemporary American Art (3)
Seminar on various topics in contemporary art and visual culture of the Americas.
Exhibition Seminar (3,3)
Seminar on research problems and on relevant aspects of the exhibition's ongoing development. An exhibition seminar normally is available at least once a year.
Nonthesis Study (1)
Research in Art History (BA,BA)
Research Proposal in Art History (BA)
Preparation of dissertation proposal. Students must have completed all coursework and have scheduled their qualifying examination.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Research in Cultural Heritage/Historic Preservation (BA,BA)
Directed research by students composing master's theses.