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A semester-long, team-taught introduction to European and American art & architecture from approximately 1600 to the present. Students will learn how to analyze art made for the widest variety of purposes, from inspiration and contemplation to commemoration and condemnation. We will look at some of this era’s most deeply moving art, including works by Rembrandt and Maya Lin, Bernini and Frank Lloyd Wright, Van Gogh and Kehinde Wiley. To the extent that we are able, we will also spend time with original works and familiarize ourselves with the wealth of resources in Williamstown: the Williams College Museum of Art, the Clark Art Institute, and the Chapin Rare Book Library.
Format: lecture/conference; discussion
Grading: yes pass/fail option,
no fifth course option
quizzes, midterm, two papers and a final exam
art history majors
ARTH post-1800 Courses