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Explore the visual representation of New York through history and examine the factors that shaped the city’s unique visual culture.
This course examines the genre of landscape art—from Thomas Cole to Cauleen Smith—to reveal how American ideologies, aspirations, and fears are found rooted in the earth.
Explore the work of four 20th-century artists with connections to the Jewish community—Vuillard, Soutine, Stettheimer, and Segal—and their place within modernism.
A careful analysis of Dürer’s prints, paintings, and drawings will shed light on the important role he played in the culture of early modern Europe.
A closer look at art during the Dark Ages shows a visual culture bursting at the seams with complex ideas achieved through light and color.
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.
This class explores the working methods of two virtuoso watercolorists in the Barnes collection: Paul Cézanne and Charles Demuth.
Study how artists learn and adapt previous traditions, and how modern art evolved in the 19th and 20th centuries.
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.