2019-2020 Academic Bulletin 
    
    May 25, 2024  
2019-2020 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ART 115 - Art History and the Birth of the Museum


Credits: 4
A selective history of art from the seventeenth-century birth of the modern museum at the Ashmolean in Oxford to the present, focusing on major artists and movements. This course will review classical precedents, the colonial legacy, and global production likely to be found in the modern encyclopedic museum. Course material emphasizes issues surrounding reception and site of display, giving students tools to discuss art in its visual elements and its significance within complex social and historical contexts.

Distribution Requirements: HE, IP.