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Learn to connect works of art to history. What was happening politically, socially, and culturally at the time the piece was made? How did these circumstances shape the artist’s formal choices?
This special track offers an immersion in the Barnes method and an introduction to other interpretive approaches.
Discover roles nature has played in the history of art, from subject and symbol to medium and concept.
Explore how the impressionists overturned the rules for painting laid out by the French academy and how the style was received by their contemporaries.
Study some of the under-explored treasures of the collection, including paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts.
In this team-taught course, we trace the visual representations of spectacles of excess throughout art history.