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 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 J. Long T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Fall 2015 J. Long T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

ARTH 151 Art, Culture & Society II

The rise of an increasingly literate urban middle-class leads to great changes in the history of art, starting with the birth of the Renaissance in Italy through to the influence of popular culture in 20th-centruy America. Students will explore the works of major figures in the history of painting, sculpture, and architecture from circa 1400-1980 within the context of radical cultural and societal change. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 J. Hargrove T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Spring 2016 J. Hargrove T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

ARTH 156 Sur Art Hist II:Ren Thr Modrn

A survey of representative monuments of painting, sculpture, architecture, and the crafts from the Renaissance through the modern period. Non-Western art and c ulture will be paralleled where appropri ate. The works of art will be considered in terms of their historical context, a nd ways of understanding visual evidence will be proposed. Lecture/Discussion: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 J. Hargrove T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

ARTH 177 IL: A Tale of Two Cities

1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
IL 2014 J. Hargrove
IL 2014 K. McGraw

ARTH 218 Introduction to Archaeology

An introduction to the theories and methods used by archaeologists to reconstruct the cultural practices of past human societies, from religion and authority to domestic life and trade. Case studies introduce students to archaeological sites in places such as Egypt, Greece, Mesoamerica, and North America. (1) 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 L. Warden-Anderson M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM
Spring 2015 L. Warden-Anderson M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM
Spring 2016 L. Warden-Anderson M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM

ARTH 218L Intro to Archaeology Lab

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 L. Warden-Anderson W 3:50PM-5:50PM
Spring 2015 L. Warden-Anderson W 3:50PM-5:50PM
Spring 2016 L. Warden-Anderson W 3:50PM-5:50PM

ARTH 220 Ancient Egyptian Art & Arch

This course investigates the art and archaeology of ancient Egypt from the pyramids to the iconic art of "King Tut". We will discuss the art of pharaohs, gods, and mortals. Art and artifacts are placed within their archaeological, social, and historic context. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 L. Warden-Anderson T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM

ARTH 222 Archaeology of Death in ANE

This course investigates the range of objects, paintings, and tomb types in ancient Egypt and the ancient Near East. The study of these objects provides us with a window to living traditions and social structures. Material covered will include the Roayal tombs of Ur; tomb paintings; and human sacrifice. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2015 L. Warden-Anderson T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM

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 Eqyptian 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 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 L. Warden-Anderson T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM
Spring 2016 L. Warden-Anderson T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM

ARTH 246 Italian Renaissance Art

The study of Italian art from Giotto to Michelangelo. Aspects of Italian Renais sance culture and patronage will be expl ored in order to explain the styles and themes of the period. Where appropriate, the accomplishments of Northern Renaiss ance artists will be introduced. Lecture /Discussion: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2016 J. Long T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

ARTH 256 Baroque: Popes, Kings & Busin

The 17th century was a period of extraordinary change, when the political, religious, and cultural life of Europe was in upheaval. This class will examine ways that status and power were fashioned, national identity was shaped, Catholics were distinguished from Protestants, and public and private life were defined through the work of artists such as Caravaggio, Bernini, Velazquez, Rubens, Rembrandt, and Vermeer. Lecture/Discussion: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 J. Long T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

ARTH 266 18th Century European Art

This course focuses on the major artists, art works, and art historical ideas of Europe between roughly 1700-1789 and covers artistic styles from the late Baroque to Rococo to early Neo-Classicism. Watteau, Fragonard, Canaletto, Hogarth, and Gainsborough are some of the artists studied. (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2015 J. Hargrove T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

ARTH 276 The Arts of the United States

A historical and conceptual survey inve stigating American architecture, paintin g, crafts, and sculptures. Lecture/Discu ssion: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2016 J. Hargrove M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM

ARTH 277 Turkey: Many Cultures/Hist

1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
IL 2015 L. Warden-Anderson

ARTH 296 20th Century Art & Architectur

An analysis of the main schools of moder n art and architecture in Europe and Ame rica from the opening of the century to the 1980s.The various works of art will be approached in terms of cultural and c ritical contexts. Lecture/Discussion: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 J. Hargrove M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM

ARTH 348 Leonardo, Michelangelo, & Raph

In the 21st century, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael are considered the three artistic geniuses of the Italian Renaissance art. This class will study each artist's oeuvre and how it reflected contemporary concerns, examine the interdependence of career and biography, and consider notions of genius in the study of art. (1) 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments ARTH-146 or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 J. Long T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

ARTH 353 Dutch Golden Age: Rembrandt &

Rembrandt and Vermeer are among the most popular Old Master painters. Exhibitions of their works and movies and books about their lives attract huge audiences. This course explores the oeuvres of these two painters, comparing what we know (and want to know) about them as art historians with how they have been seen by non-scholars in the past twenty-five years. (1) 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments ARTH-146 or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2016 J. Long T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

ARTH 388 Impressionism & Post-Impress

Explores in detail the work of major figures in French art during the second half of the 19th century, including: Monet, Degas, Van Gogh, Gauguin and Cezanne. (1) 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments ARTH 151 or ARTH 156 or permission.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 J. Hargrove T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

ARTH 391 Sp Top: Egyptian Temples

Selected studies in specialized art history areas may be repeated for credit. (1) 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments Permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 L. Warden-Anderson T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM

ARTH 406 Independent Study and Research

A program of advanced intensive study an d experience in art history under the gu idance of the art history staff. Lecture /Studio: Hours vary. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments Permission and submission of a written proposal, following departmental guidelines

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 J. Hargrove
Spring 2014 L. Warden-Anderson

ARTH 416 Art History Internship

Practical experience working in or with artistic organization as participant-observer, leading to the preparation of a report which describes and evaluates that organizations activities. Hours vary. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments Permission and submission of a written proposal, following departmental guidelines

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 J. Long
Spring 2014 J. Hargrove
Summer Term 2, 2015 J. Hargrove
Spring 2015 J. Long

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 quidance of the Olin Gallery director to design an exhibition during the fall semester that wil go on display in the gallery during the spring semester. Projects may only begin in the fall semester. Maximum of 2 students. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments Permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2015 M. 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

Pre-requisites/Comments Permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 L. Warden-Anderson M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM
Fall 2015 J. Long M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM