Course Description for Art History on Site
Art History on Site
Students in this course will experience the history of art in situ. The course is designed to accommodate study abroad experiences and intensive explorations of domestic sites such as New York and Washington D.C, Major monuments, archeological sites, museums and works of art will be considered and analyzed in the context in which they were created or are currently housed. Cultural contexts of works of art will be explored; students will consider the myriad influences that are reflected in works of art including patronage, history, economics, religion, geography and techniques in painting, sculpture and architecture. May be repeated once.