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These courses connect works of art to history: What was happening politically, socially, and culturally at the time a piece was made? How did these circumstances shape the artist’s formal choices?
Delve into the life and work of one of the greatest—and most mythologized—painters of the modern era.
Survey the major architectural monuments of the 20th century—works by Louis Sullivan, Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, and more.
In this team-taught course, we trace the visual representations of excess throughout art history.
See how Seurat's groundbreaking technique had a lasting impact on the course of modern art.
Discover how these artists’ visions of rural France influenced the impressionist group that followed.
This class takes an in-depth look at the major artistic and architectural moments of ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome.
Learn about the long and fascinating relationship between these two celebrated painters.
Survey important artists and works from this American art movement ahead of our spring exhibition Soutine / de Kooning.
Explore major monuments of architecture, sculpture, and painting from the predynastic period through the New Kingdom.
Examine key artists and intellectuals who fled Europe as well as the work of those who stayed behind.
Trace the surrealist movement from formal inception in 1924 through its international expansion in the 1930s.
These four painters were central to the avant-garde scene in early 20th-century Paris. How did their faith influence their outlook and their artwork?
What makes art “contemporary”? How do we decide what’s “good” in the art of our time? The answers to these questions are complex—much like contemporary art itself.