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Art

Art History

Studying Art History

A series of lecture/discussion courses provides a broad context for examining the artistic production of various peoples. All the classes consider artifacts against their cultural background. Many of the courses also examine the nature of art history itself: how value judgments are made, by whom, and how they change over time. Lower level courses variously survey western (Euro-American) art from prehistory to the present day, with some consideration of non-western societies. Upper level courses offer closer examinations of non-western art, modern cultural production in the popular realm, and contemporary art.

Art History Courses

  • AVD 102: History of the Visual Arts: Ancient – Medieval (fall only)
  • AVD 103: History of the Visual Arts: Renaissance – Modern (spring only)
  • AVD 202: Concepts & Issues of Modern Art (spring only)
  • AVD 370: Modern American Culture (fall only)
  • AVD 371: World Art (spring even years only)
  • ART 490: Contemporary Art (fall only)

For more information please contact Carol Emmons or the Art Advisor, Alison Gates.