AHIS805
Curatorial Methods in an Art Museum

Prerequisites: AHIS 905: History and Theory of Art Museums

Description: Understanding through direct experience how the rhetoric of the art museum and art exhibition alters, frames and revises art historical arguments, issues, questions and research. In order to do so, each iteration of the seminar will select a particular art historical concept (e.g. ephemeral art; interactive art; gendered art; labor and(in) art; illness and art, and so on) and critically assess how curators can best express an argument about the history and meaning of art within the terms set by the museum. Those terms include both the ideological and practical: education, conservation, collections management, marketing development, publications, visitor evaluation and administration. Students will gain a sophisticated understanding of the methods available to curators for researching, organizing and expressing an art historical question in the form of an exhibition. The Sheldon Museum of Art serves as a lab for this course. Students will follow the path of an exhibition from original proposal to installation, considering the curator's involvement and interactions with all the departments of the museum.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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AHIS806
Visualizing the Ancient CityCrosslisted with AHIS 406, ANTH 406, ANTH 806, CLAS 406, CLAS 806

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Recommend some background knowledge of ancient art, history, or languages, a general background course such as AHIS 101, ANTH 252, CLAS 209/210, or any of the courses listed in the Archaeology or Digital Humanities minors. Computer/design skills welcome but not necessary.

Description: A new approach to looking at the history and development of ancient cities, combining history and archaeology with digital methods, in particular 3D modeling.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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AHIS811
Classical ArchitectureCrosslisted with AHIS 411

Prerequisites: 12 hrs in art history or related disciplines with permission.

Description: History and development of architectural orders and styles from ancient Greece and Italy.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS812
Greek SculptureCrosslisted with AHIS 412

Prerequisites: 12 hrs in art history or related disciplines with permission.

Description: Greek sculpture from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic periods. Stylistic evolution and classical themes as presented in individual freestanding and architectural sculpture. Techniques, materials, and uses of sculpture.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS813
Roman PaintingCrosslisted with AHIS 413

Prerequisites: 12 hrs in art history or related disciplines with permission.

Description: Development of Roman painting from the Etruscans through the Age of Constantine.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS818
Gothic Painting and PrintsCrosslisted with AHIS 418

Prerequisites: 12 hrs in art history, including AHIS 318, or in related disciplines with permission.

Description: Style, iconography, history, and function of painting and prints from ca. 1150 to 1475 in France, Germany, and the Netherlands. Includes manuscript illumination, stained glass, panel painting, woodcuts, and engravings, stressing the development of naturalism before the "Renaissance" in Northern Europe.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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AHIS821
The Italian Renaissance CityCrosslisted with AHIS 421

Prerequisites: 12 hrs in art history, or in related disciplines with permission.

Description: Exploration of the art and architecture of the Italian city in the late middle ages and Renaissance, with particular attention to civic projects and the role of art in defining the identity, and creating the "myths" of that city.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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AHIS826
Northern Renaissance and Reformation ArtCrosslisted with AHIS 426

Prerequisites: 12 hrs in art history, including AHIS 318 or 418, or in related disciplines with permission.

Description: Art of the Renaissance and Reformation in Germany and the Netherlands. Stresses the influences of Italian Renaissance Art and the impact of the Protestant Reformation from ca. 1475 to 1575.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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AHIS831
Italian Baroque ArtCrosslisted with AHIS 431

Prerequisites: 12 hrs in art history or in related disciplines with permission.

Description: Painting, sculpture and architecture in Italy from the late sixteenth to the late seventeenth century.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS841
Impressionism and Post-ImpressionismCrosslisted with AHIS 441

Prerequisites: 12 hr in art history or in related disciplines with permission.

Description: French Impressionism and Post-impressionism with consideration of the historical context out of which they emerged. Development of the avant-garde and the changing relationship of the artist to society.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS846
Art since 1945Crosslisted with AHIS 446

Prerequisites: 12 hrs in art history, including AHIS 102 and 246.

Description: Art from 1945 to the present focusing on the development of the avant-garde, the transition from modernism to post-modernism, and the various art world institutions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS848
Post-ModernismCrosslisted with AHIS 448

Prerequisites: 12 hrs in art history, including AHIS 102 or 246, and 446/846; or 12 hrs in related disciplines with permission.

Description: Developments in art since 1970, exploring the various art styles and the relationship of the artists to their audience and to the institutions of the art world.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS851
19th-Century American ArtCrosslisted with AHIS 451

Prerequisites: 12 hrs art history including AHIS 251 or 341 or permission.

Description: 19th Century American art and material culture.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS852
American Art, 1893-1939Crosslisted with AHIS 452

Prerequisites: 12 hrs art history including AHIS 252 or 346 or permission.

Description: Early 20th-century American art.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS856
Pre-Columbian ArtCrosslisted with AHIS 456

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: Emphasizing the Mesoamerican and Andean traditions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS857
Colonial Art of Latin AmericaCrosslisted with AHIS 457

Prerequisites: 12 hrs in the history of art or in related disciplines with permission.

Description: Emphasizing New Spain, the Viceroyalty of Peru, and Brazil.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS871
History of PhotographyCrosslisted with AHIS 471

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Introduction to the history of still photography with major emphasis on its development as an art form.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS872
Photography Since 1960Crosslisted with AHIS 472

Prerequisites: AHIS 471/871 or permission.

Description: Movements in photography since 1960 with emphasis on the interaction with art theory and criticism.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS876
History of PrintsCrosslisted with AHIS 476

Prerequisites: 12 hrs in art history, including AHIS 221, 226, or 231, or in related disciplines with permission.

Description: Introduction to the history of prints stressing printmaking techniques, i.e., woodcut, engraving, drypoint, etching, and the makers of prints during the first 300 years of printmaking in Europe. Baldung, Goltzius, Bruegel, and Rembrandt. Major technical developments, such as the introduction of printing colored woodcuts, are included.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS890
Directed Individual ReadingCrosslisted with AHIS 490

Prerequisites: Permission of department chair.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

AHIS891
Internship in Art Museums

Description: Introduce graduate students to and offer them hands-on experience with curatorial planning, research, art handling, exhibition design and installation, publicity and publications.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:3-6

ACE:

AHIS892
Independent Research in Art HistoryCrosslisted with AHIS 492

Prerequisites: Permission of department chair.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

AHIS895
Internship in Art HistoryCrosslisted with AHIS 495

Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission of department chair.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

AHIS896
Advanced Archaeological FieldworkCrosslisted with AHIS 496

Prerequisites: AHIS 286 or equivalent, and permission.

Description: Further training in archaeological field research techniques.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS898
Special Topics in Art HistoryCrosslisted with AHIS 498

Prerequisites: Permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

AHIS899
Masters Thesis

Prerequisites: Permission

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:10
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

AHIS901
Methodology and Historiography

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: History of the discipline, with an examination of the various art historical approaches. Development and refinement of specialized research skills appropriate to the field.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS905
History of Art Museums, Collections, and Exhibitions

Description: Introduction to the history of museums and to collecting practices in Western Europe and the United States that have influenced the ways in which art and culture are understood in art history and related disciplines (archaeology, anthropology). Takes into account both cultures that collect and cultures that are collected. Provides critical vocabulary and framework for understanding how museums produce knowledge, social hierarchies and cultural differences, and how this structure has changed over time.

This course is a prerequisite for: AHIS 805

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS911
Seminar in Classical Art and Archaeology

Prerequisites: Permission

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS916
Seminar in Medieval Art

Prerequisites: Permission

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS921
Seminar in Italian Renaissance Art

Prerequisites: Permission

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS926
Seminar in Northern Renaissance Art

Prerequisites: Permission

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS931
Seminar in Baroque Art

Prerequisites: Permission

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS946
Seminar in Modern Art

Prerequisites: Permission

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS951
Seminar in American Art

Prerequisites: Permission

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS956
Seminar in Latin American Art

Prerequisites: Permission

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS977
Seminar in Latin American Art

Prerequisites: Permission

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

AHIS980
Seminar in Art Historical Problems

Prerequisites: Permission

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS988
Introduction to the Interdisciplinary Study of the Middle AgesCrosslisted with ENGL 988, HIST 988, MODL 988, MUSC 988

Description: Methods and state of research in the disciplines--art, music, literature, language, history, philosophy--dealing with the Middle Ages. Assistance in independent reading and research in subjects related to the student's own research interests. Taught jointly by faculty members in art, music, theatre, English, history, classics, modern languages, and philosophy.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS989
Introduction to the Interdisciplinary Study of the RenaissanceCrosslisted with ENGL 989, HIST 989, MODL 989, MUSC 989

Description: Methods and state of research in the disciplines--art, music, literature, language, history, philosophy--dealing with the Renaissance. Assistance in independent reading and research in subjects related to the student's own research interests. Taught jointly by faculty members in art, music, theatre, English, history, classics, modern languages, and philosophy.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE: