Art History

  • History of Photography • Dec 7–14 • AHML183L02

    Photography's history dates back to 1839 when Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre (France, 1787-1851)  successfully transposed or "fixed" an image onto a plate. This survey class examines the development of the photographic process and defines pivotal moments in its history. In addition to l...

    Minny Lee  
    Dec. 7-Dec. 14
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  • Understanding the Arts of the Pacific • Wed 10am–noon • AHTA191L04

    The traditional arts of the Pacific are unlike most Western art forms in that they are intricately tied to the spiritual beliefs of the peoples. In fact, Pacific dialects do not include a word for art. “Art for art’s sake” did not exist. Rather, decorative and creative endeavors...

    Tricia Allen  
    Jan. 23-Feb. 27
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  • Objects of the Afterlife • Fri 10am–noon • AHGL191L03

    A sampling of some of the many types of burial and funeral art, found in cultures around the world. Through presentations, discussions and a museum visit, class will consider the varied and compelling reasons for the inclusion of art in places sometimes unseen, and the functions it may serve, not...

    Gary Liu  
    Jan. 25-Mar. 15
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  • Music & Art • Fri 10am–noon • AHGL191L02

      An interdisciplinary sample of cross-cultural expression, this class looks at ways that movements in the worlds of music and art have intersected, whether through the depiction of music as subject matter, music translated as an organizing principle in visual art, or contemporaneous music ...

    Gary Liu  
    Mar. 29-Apr. 26
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  • History of Photography • Fri 9am–noon • AHML191L01

    Photography's history dates back to 1839 when Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre (France, 1787-1851)  successfully transposed or "fixed" an image onto a plate. This survey class examines the development of the photographic process and defines pivotal moments in its history. In addition to l...

    Minny Lee  
    Feb. 22-Feb. 22
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  • Demystifying the Middle East through Art • Sun 10-12pm • AHRB191L05

    This lecture aims to familiarize the student with current practices in the Middle East and how Art is affected by current political situations. The changes that occurred in the art world since the Arab Spring, ongoing Iranian protests and the lingering war in Syria have caused a ripple-effect of ...

    Reem Bassous  
    Mar. 3-Mar. 3
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