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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?
From stone pyramids to winged giraffes, get to know the fabulous and fantastical art of ancient Nubia.
This course looks at forgeries—how they're made and why, and how scholars distinguish between fake and real.
Take a deep dive into the creative process and masterworks of the Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet.
Trace the roots of minimalism in the Bauhaus, De Stijl, and constructivism movements, and discover how Agnes Martin and other pioneering women have reshaped the canon.
Trace the art and careers of Charles Demuth and Marsden Hartley against the backdrop of gay and lesbian history and visual culture.
Explore the legacy of the radical French artist, and see how her work is still relevant and relatable today.