History of Art and Architecture

Note: All tuition rates listed on the Summer Term 2018 website are pending approval.

College of Arts & Sciences

Introduction to Art History I: Antiquity to the Middle Ages

CAS AH 111

An introduction to art history and the analysis of painting, sculpture, and architecture. Study of masterpieces from prehistoric to medieval times. Focus on monuments of Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages, with a survey of Egyptian and Near Eastern art. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 1 (May 22-June 28)

Summer 2 (July 3-August 9)

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Introduction to Art History II: Renaissance to Today

CAS AH 112

Major monuments and artists. Sequential development, from the Renaissance to the modern period, of major styles in architecture, sculpture, painting, graphic arts, and photography. Relationship of visual art to social and cultural trends. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 1 (May 22-June 28)

Summer 2 (July 2-August 8)

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Boston Museums

CAS AH 211

An introduction to the fundamentals of visual analysis and the history of art, focusing on outstanding works in the collections of Boston and Cambridge museums. Current, temporary exhibitions are included. Also examines the curatorial decision-making process determining the choice of works and the conditions under which they are displayed. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 1 (May 22-June 28)

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Arts of Africa and Its Diaspora

CAS AH 215

Exploration of a diversity of visual and performing arts from Africa, including ceramics, textiles, royal regalia, masquerades, and contemporary painting. Examines how the dispersal of Africans, due to the transatlantic slave trade and immigration, contributed to the cultural richness of the Americas. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 2 (July 3-August 9)

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Islamic Art and Architecture

CAS AH 220

Examines key monuments of Islamic art and architecture within their historical and cultural context, and emphasizes the diversity within the visual cultures of the Islamic world. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 1 (May 23-June 27)

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Renaissance Art

CAS AH 257

Survey of the arts in the Renaissance in Italy from the communes of the early fifteenth century to the courts of the sixteenth century. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 2 (July 2-August 8)

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Impressionism

CAS AH 389

Impressionism, its sources, and its aftermath, from the painting of modern life and leisure by Manet, Monet, Morisot, Renoir, and Degas, to the evocation of spirituality, pain, and desire in the work of Van Gogh, Gauguin, Rodin, and Munch. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 1 (May 23-June 27)

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Contemporary Art: 1980 to Now

CAS AH 393

Explores the terms of debate, key figures, and primary sites for the production and reception of contemporary art on a global scale since 1980. Painting, installation art, new media, performance, art criticism, and curatorial practice are discussed. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 2 (July 3-August 9)

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