The Arts of Greece

CAS AH 233 (4 credits)

Greek architecture, painting, sculpture, and minor arts. Emphasis on developments in Athens and on the creation of the classical style in art and architecture.

2017FALLCASAH233 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 3:30 pm 4:45 pm CAS 116

The Art of Rome

CAS AH 234 (4 credits)

Roman architecture, painting, sculpture, and minor arts. Emphasis on developments in Rome, Pompeii, and Central Italy and on the political and social role of Roman art and architecture.

2018SPRGCASAH234 A1, Jan 18th to May 1st 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 3:30 pm 4:45 pm CAS 226

Medieval Art

CAS AH 240 (4 credits)

European art and architecture from the Fall of Rome through High Gothic. Covers media including sculpture, textiles, stained glass, and precious metalwork. Monuments treated are Rome's great churches, the Book of Kells, the Bayeux Tapestry, and Chartres and Rheims cathedrals.

Latin American Art Since Contact

CAS AH 242 (4 credits)

Surveys Latin American art from the colonial period to the present and relates it to imperial, state, institutional, and private agendas. Interrogates both notions of art within colonial/neo-colonial contexts and changing roles of artists over the past half millennium.

2018SPRGCASAH242 A1, Jan 19th to May 2nd 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 1:25 pm 2:15 pm CAS 426

Renaissance Art

CAS AH 257 (4 credits)

Survey of the arts in the Renaissance in Italy from the communes of the early fifteenth century to the courts of the sixteenth century.

2017FALLCASAH257 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 12:20 pm 1:10 pm EPC 207

Arts in America

CAS AH 284 (4 credits)

A survey of art and visual culture made in North America between the early colonial period and World War I, exploring the ways that painters, sculptors, photographers, and graphic artists navigated major aesthetic debates, political conflicts, and economic crises. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.

2017FALLCASAH284 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 10:10 am 11:00 am CAS 116

Imperial Reflections: Early Modern Islamic Art and Architecture

CAS AH 313 (4 credits)

Architecture, manuscripts, textiles, metalwork, and ceramics of the Mughal, Ottoman, and Safavid Empires. Focus on the formation of imperial styles, intersections between art and politics, and the importance of the arts in dynastic legitimization.

2018SPRGCASAH313 A1, Jan 18th to May 1st 2018
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 9:30 am 10:45 am CAS 320

After Genghis Khan: Art and Architecture in Central Asia and Iran

CAS AH 314 (4 credits)

Examines the art and architecture in Iran and Central Asia of the Ilkhanids and Timurids (thirteenth-sixteenth centuries), two of the most innovative and dynamic artistic traditions of the Islamic world, and heirs to the traditions of Genghis Khan's Mongol Empire.

African Diaspora Arts in the Americas

CAS AH 316 (4 credits)

Study of the transmission of African artistry in the Caribbean, South America, and the United States from the period of slavery to the present. Topics include Kongo and Yoruba arts and their influence on the arts of Santeria, Vodun, and carnival. Also offered as CAS AA 316.

From Morocco to Timbuktu: Art and Architecture at the Saharan Crossroads

CAS AH 317 (4 credits)

Cultural exchange between North and West Africa, and its impact on art and architecture from the medieval period to the present; the interaction between Islam and other modes of African religious practice and how this interaction influenced African aesthetic expression.

Topics in Latin American Art

CAS AH 323 (4 credits)

Study of a region, theme, or period in Latin America art and architecture. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Topic for Spring 2017: Art of Cuba. Explores issues of race, gender, class, nationalism, internationalism, exile, and revolution in Cuban arts. How images function in the construction of official and avant-garde culture, including instances of dissent and censorship.

Arts of Japan

CAS AH 326 (4 credits)

The arts of Japan, from prehistory to the twentieth century. Lectures intend to cover a broad range of media (painting, sculpture, ceramics, prints) and building types (temples, palaces, castles, teahouses). Special attention is paid to major projects integrating multiple forms.

2017FALLCASAH326 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 12:30 pm 1:45 pm CAS 315

Arts of Archaic Greece

CAS AH 331 (4 credits)

Examines a critical formative stage in Greek art. Analyzes the rise of identifiable artists, the relationship of art to epic, the evolution of the architectural orders, and the formation of Greek style in monumental stone sculpture.

Arts of Classical Greece

CAS AH 333 (4 credits)

Examines architecture, sculpture, painting, and metalwork of the fifth and fourth centuries B.C. in their original contexts. Addresses such larger issues as development of portraiture; tension of "real" and "ideal"; roles and shifting iconographies of myth; and political use of monuments.

Venetian Renaissance Art

CAS AH 352 (4 credits)

A study of art and architecture in Renaissance Venice with focus on the "Myth of Venice," Byzantine heritage, introduction of the oil medium, Scuole, and the work of the Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, Palladio, Veronese, and Tintoretto.

Southern Baroque Art

CAS AH 361 (4 credits)

Explores transformations in painting, sculpture, and architecture of late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in Italy, Spain, and France. Topics include: crisis of the religious image and Counter-Reformation; arts in service of a rejuvenated, triumphant Catholic faith; papal nepotism and patronage.

Baroque Arts in Northern Europe

CAS AH 365 (4 credits)

Explores Netherlandish art from the late sixteenth through the seventeenth centuries, focusing on Rubens, Rembrandt, and Vermeer. Addresses the embattled Christian image; art in the service of princely, patrician, and ecclesiastical authority; the Dutch art market; women and domesticity.

American Folk Art

CAS AH 369 (4 credits)

Explores the objects that collectors and museums identify as "American Folk Art." Examines how this label developed throughout the twentieth century; familiarizes students with major collections and genres including painting, sculpture, textiles, and other media. Also offered as CAS AM 369.

2017FALLCASAH369 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 11th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 11:15 am 12:05 pm CAS B36

Housing America

CAS AH 376 (4 credits)

What do dwellings say about the diversity of American experience? For over four centuries and across a continent, wealth and poverty, family and community, taste and technology have all shaped the meaning of home. Illustrated lecturers supplemented by field trips. Also offered as CAS AM 376.

American Furniture and Allied Arts, 1630-1830

CAS AH 377 (4 credits)

Survey of furniture and related arts-- painting, architecture, and silver-- with an emphasis on aesthetics and quality, sources, style changes, regional differences, materials, and construction.

2017FALLCASAH377 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 9:30 am 10:45 am CAS 320