Courses

ARTH 150 Art, Culture, & Society I

At a time when few people could read, human-made objects were the primary form of mass communication. Students will explore the architecture, sculpture, and painting of the ancient and medieval Mediterranean world (Ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Medieval Europe) to discover how the visual arts shaped and reflected the values and concerns of different cultures. (1) Lecture:3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
G Dr. Jane C. Long T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

ARTH 224 The Encyclopedic Museum

Encyclopedic Museums, like the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, have large collections representing cultures across the globe and spanning human history. This class will look at encyclopedic museums through their Egyptian and Near Eastern collections. We will investigate how such collections are formed, the ethics of collecting archaeological materials from Egypt and the Near East, and the controversy behind several famous pieces from the bust of Nefertiti to the Elgin Marbles. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
G Dr. Leslie A. Warden T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

ARTH 276 The Arts of the United States

A historical and conceptual survey investigating American architecture, painting, crafts, and sculptures. Lecture/Discussion: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Julia A. Sienkewicz M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM

ARTH 420 Exhibition Practicum

Designed for students aspiring to gallery or museum careers, this course offers the opportunity to acquire real-world curatorial experience. Students will work under the guidance of the Olin Gallery director to design an exhibition during the fall semester that will go on display in the gallery during the spring semester. Projects may only begin in the fall semester. Maximum of 2 students. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Ms. M B Taliaferro Logan

ARTH 456 Research Seminar in Art Hist.

A seminar approach to selected topics fo r advanced students. Topics vary. Lectur e: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Jane C. Long T 1:10PM-4:10PM