ARTH 102
Art and Architecture from the Age of Enlightenment to the Present
Last Offered Spring 2023
Division I
This course is not offered in the current catalog

Class Details

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.
The Class: Format: lecture/conference; conference discussion
Limit: 60
Expected: 60
Class#: 3520
Grading: yes pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: quizzes, participation in conferences, midterm, two papers and a final exam
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: art history majors
Distributions: Division I
Attributes: ARTH post-1800 Courses

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