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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?
During the golden age of the Dutch Republic artists like Rembrandt, Hals, and Vermeer defined the rich visual culture of the 17th century.
This class will place Édouard Manet’s influential paintings within the context of modern Paris, the French Empire, and the city’s increasingly global reputation.
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?
Examine the work of Lithuanian modernist Chaïm Soutine while considering his influence on the abstract expressionist movement.
See the extraordinary impact Japanese art and design had on French visual culture—impressionist painting in particular.
Focus on the technological innovations of some of the first photographers and delve into early debates around the purpose and potential of the new medium.
Rediscover the timeless archetypes of the Cowboy and the Equestrian through the lens of the African diaspora and contemporary art.