Graduate Courses

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Historical and Conceptual Bases of Art History
AS.010.618 (01)

Critical readings in and of relevance to the intellectual foundations of the modern discipline of art history. Texts by Wölfflin, Riegl, Warburg, Panofsky, Baxandall, Alpers, Clark, Fried, and others. There will be two papers, no exams.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Special Research/Problems
AS.010.802 (02)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered course

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Topics in Early 20th Century Abstraction
AS.010.621 (01)

Critical examination of key works, texts, and topics in early 20th century abstraction, with an emphasis primarily on developments in Europe and the US.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/10
  • PosTag(s): HART-MODERN

Special Research/Problems
AS.010.802 (01)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered course

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Ceremonial, Diplomacy, and Gift-Giving in Ottoman Visual Culture
AS.010.622 (01)

As a major global power straddling three continents, the Ottoman Empire developed a rich and diversified ceremonial culture aimed at impressing local and international audiences alike. This seminar will explore the ways in which works of art and architecture provided settings and apparatus for, and were themselves shaped and enlivened by, the ceremonial acts in which they featured. Covering the period between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, we will address a range of case studies—including mosque inaugurations, royal processions, the reception of foreign ambassadors, and the exchange of diplomatic gifts—with regard to their sociopolitical, visual, material, and spatial contexts. A major concern of the seminar will be the question of how Ottoman ceremonies, together with their staging and attendant art forms, were adapted in response to changing conditions and audiences, particularly with the shift from the early modern to the modern period. While our focus will be on the Ottoman Empire and its interactions with the surrounding world, the course will also consider the ceremonial cultures of two other great Islamic polities, Iran and Mughal India, which provide telling points of contrast to the Ottoman case.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): HART-NW

What is a Stifterbild?
AS.010.701 (01)

Critically examines classic and recent approaches to the study of donor portraits, votive images and gifts, embedded likenesses and "crypto-portraits" of patrons and rulers, with an emphasis on developments in Germany, France, and the Netherlands between 1250 and 1500.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/10
  • PosTag(s): HART-RENBAR

The Icon in East and West
AS.010.623 (01)

The chronologically structured seminar discusses the conception and reception of holy images in the Middle Ages from Late Antiquity until the beginning of the Renaissance. We will investigate their creation during the rise of Christianity and their affinities with Graeco-Roman portraits and cult images. Another focus is dedicated to the theological and political context of icons during the waves of early medieval iconoclasm, in particular in Byzantium. We will address icons made in the Holy Land during the crusades, which are often characterized by merging Frankish and Byzantine styles and motifs with Islamic art. We will discuss the emergence of new icons in Italy, and their pan-European distribution after 1100. Here we will focus on the influence of the papal court and the economic impact of icons in the later Middle Ages in the Italian commune.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/5
  • PosTag(s): HART-MED

Global, Transnational, and Postcolonial Modernism: Critical Engagements
AS.010.645 (01)

Acknowledging the central role art from around the globe played in the production of the modern, this seminar will engage with the emergent art historical, methodological, and theoretical literature shaping the history of modern art after the global turn. Particular case studies of regional art movements (in e.g. Cuba, Brazil, India, Japan, Iran, Nigeria) alongside discussion of key exhibitions and institutions. A special focus on the theoretical interlocutors for art movements and artists around the world, such as Fanon, Glissant, Bhabha, Chow, Spivak, Freire.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/8
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Power and Politics in Assyrian Art
AS.010.670 (01)

Assyria, centered in northern Iraq, created one of the world’s first great empires that dominated the ancient Near Eastern world from around 900 to 612 BCE. In concert with imperial expansion came an explosion of architectural and artistic production including entire cities and their ornamentation. This seminar examines the close relationship between the arts and politics in the Assyrian empire. The course will engage in close visual analysis of the ancient materials and critical readings of scholarship. There will be a final project.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/6
  • PosTag(s): HART-ANC

Special Research/Problems
AS.010.802 (03)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered course

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Special Research/Problems
AS.010.802 (05)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered course

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Special Research/Problems
AS.010.802 (04)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered course

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Individual Work
AS.010.804 (01)

Students preparing dissertations will enroll in this course with the permission of their doctoral advisers.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Individual Work
AS.010.804 (03)

Students preparing dissertations will enroll in this course with the permission of their doctoral advisers.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Special Research/Problems
AS.010.802 (06)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered course

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Special Research/Problems
AS.010.802 (08)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered course

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Special Research/Problems
AS.010.802 (11)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered course

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Individual Work
AS.010.804 (02)

Students preparing dissertations will enroll in this course with the permission of their doctoral advisers.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Special Research/Problems
AS.010.802 (07)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered course

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Special Research/Problems
AS.010.802 (10)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered course

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Individual Work
AS.010.804 (07)

Students preparing dissertations will enroll in this course with the permission of their doctoral advisers.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Individual Work
AS.010.804 (08)

Students preparing dissertations will enroll in this course with the permission of their doctoral advisers.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Individual Work
AS.010.804 (04)

Students preparing dissertations will enroll in this course with the permission of their doctoral advisers.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Individual Work
AS.010.804 (10)

Students preparing dissertations will enroll in this course with the permission of their doctoral advisers.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Individual Work
AS.010.804 (05)

Students preparing dissertations will enroll in this course with the permission of their doctoral advisers.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Individual Work
AS.010.804 (11)

Students preparing dissertations will enroll in this course with the permission of their doctoral advisers.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.010.618 (01)Historical and Conceptual Bases of Art HistoryT 3:00PM - 5:30PMCampbell, StephenGilman 177
AS.010.802 (02)Special Research/ProblemsFeldman, Marian 
AS.010.621 (01)Topics in Early 20th Century AbstractionTh 3:00PM - 5:00PMWarnock, MollyGilman 177HART-MODERN
AS.010.802 (01)Special Research/ProblemsCampbell, Stephen 
AS.010.622 (01)Ceremonial, Diplomacy, and Gift-Giving in Ottoman Visual CultureW 1:30PM - 3:30PMRustem, UnverGilman 177HART-NW
AS.010.701 (01)What is a Stifterbild?W 4:00PM - 6:00PMMerback, MitchellGilman 177HART-RENBAR
AS.010.623 (01)The Icon in East and WestM 2:00PM - 4:30PMZchomelidse, NinoGilman 119HART-MED
AS.010.645 (01)Global, Transnational, and Postcolonial Modernism: Critical EngagementsM 2:00PM - 4:00PMBrown, Rebecca MaryGilman 177
AS.010.670 (01)Power and Politics in Assyrian ArtF 1:30PM - 4:00PMFeldman, MarianGilman 177HART-ANC
AS.010.802 (03)Special Research/ProblemsMerback, Mitchell 
AS.010.802 (05)Special Research/ProblemsTucci, Pier Luigi 
AS.010.802 (04)Special Research/ProblemsLakey, Christopher 
AS.010.804 (01)Individual WorkCampbell, Stephen 
AS.010.804 (03)Individual WorkMerback, Mitchell 
AS.010.802 (06)Special Research/ProblemsPereda, Felipe 
AS.010.802 (08)Special Research/ProblemsZchomelidse, Nino 
AS.010.802 (11)Special Research/ProblemsRustem, Unver 
AS.010.804 (02)Individual WorkFeldman, Marian 
AS.010.802 (07)Special Research/ProblemsWarnock, Molly 
AS.010.802 (10)Special Research/ProblemsBrown, Rebecca Mary 
AS.010.804 (07)Individual WorkWarnock, Molly 
AS.010.804 (08)Individual WorkZchomelidse, Nino 
AS.010.804 (04)Individual WorkLakey, Christopher 
AS.010.804 (10)Individual WorkBrown, Rebecca Mary 
AS.010.804 (05)Individual WorkTucci, Pier Luigi 
AS.010.804 (11)Individual WorkRustem, Unver 

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another pogram, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

Summer Practicum-History of Art
AS.010.890 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00 - 3.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Individual Work
AS.010.803 (07)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.010.890 (01)Summer Practicum-History of ArtCampbell, Stephen 
AS.010.803 (07)Individual WorkPereda, Felipe 

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another pogram, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

Art and Interaction in the Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean
AS.010.625 (01)

The arts of the Near East, Aegean and Egypt are typically taught separately from one another. However, the Mediterranean Sea has always served as a connector, and the diverse cultures of these areas were in close contact with one another for much of their histories. During the Bronze Age (3000 to 1200 BCE), these interactions were particularly dynamic, resulting in a diversity of arts including wall frescoes, precious jewelry, and elaborate furnishings and weaponry. This course examines the arts of the interactions among Near Easterners, Greeks, Egyptians and others. It focuses special attention on the role of artistic products in intercultural relations, including trade, diplomacy, war and imperialism. Students are not expected to have extensive knowledge of all the areas, although some experience in at least one of them will be helpful. The course will interweave establishing a knowledge base necessary to tackle this topic with broader conceptual concerns and interdisciplinary approaches (art historical, archaeological, anthropological, and historical). There will be a final paper.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/12
  • PosTag(s): HART-ANC

Special Rsrch & Problems
AS.010.801 (04)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered courses.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Special Rsrch & Problems
AS.010.801 (06)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered courses.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Patronage and Power: The Art of the Book in the Middle Ages
AS.010.627 (01)

This research seminar surveys the rich history of manuscript painting in the Middle Ages through the lens of patronage. By focusing on elite patrons – i.e. Popes, Clerics, Holy Roman Emperors, Princes, Princesses, and other ruling figures – we will investigate how changes in style from the early Christian period through the fifteenth century reveal the fluid nature of politics and power during this volatile time period. We will visit local collections of manuscripts (e.g. the Walters Art Museum) and make use of the extensive holdings of medieval facsimiles in Special Collections.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/9
  • PosTag(s): HART-MED

Passion Image, Passion Cult, Passion Drama: Narrative and Metaphor in the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Beyond
AS.010.659 (01)

A set of interdisciplinary explorations of the Passion of Christ narrative in Scripture, theology, visionary literature, cultic devotion, the visual and dramatic arts in Europe from the Central Middle Ages to the Reformation, with a special fast-forward to modern cinematic retellings of the Passion story.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/6
  • PosTag(s): HART-RENBAR

Special Rsrch & Problems
AS.010.801 (01)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered courses.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Special Rsrch & Problems
AS.010.801 (02)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered courses.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Special Rsrch & Problems
AS.010.801 (03)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered courses.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Special Rsrch & Problems
AS.010.801 (05)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered courses.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Place, Space, and Art History’s “Global Turn”
AS.010.626 (01)

In 1995, the publication of Claire Farago’s edited volume "Reframing the Renaissance" ushered in a “global turn” for the history of art. In its wake, the profusion of scholarly literature that contests art history’s fundamentally Eurocentric foundations and its traditional geographic delimitations of study—the nation chief amongst them—has grown dizzying. Studies of art in “cross-cultural,” “trans-national,” “imperial,” and “global” frames have quickly amounted to a daunting bibliography, one that extends far beyond art history. This seminar attempts to take stock of exactly where a global reorientation has taken art history and the methods already in use within, or that are being proposed for, the discipline. Particular emphasis will be placed on place, space, geography and context, concepts that are often only implicitly deployed in this growing literature; and we will attempt to tease out the new potentials, and attendant challenges, they pose for art historical investigation. In the process, students will gain a historiographic overview of “the global turn” and an introduction to the texts and methods from other disciplines that have proved critical to this geographic reorientation. While this course is focused on the early modern period, students will be encouraged to connect its broad thematics to their own subfields and to pursue research topics related to any period and geography; and while the seminar focuses on art history’s historiographic trajectory, students from other disciplines interested in its broader theoretical and terminological frameworks are most welcome.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): HART-RENBAR

Special Rsrch & Problems
AS.010.801 (08)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered courses.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Special Rsrch & Problems
AS.010.801 (07)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered courses.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Special Rsrch & Problems
AS.010.801 (10)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered courses.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Individual Work
AS.010.803 (04)

Students preparing dissertations will enroll in this course with the permission of their doctoral advisers.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Individual Work
AS.010.803 (05)

Students preparing dissertations will enroll in this course with the permission of their doctoral advisers.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Individual Work
AS.010.803 (01)

Students preparing dissertations will enroll in this course with the permission of their doctoral advisers.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Special Rsrch & Problems
AS.010.801 (15)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered courses.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Individual Work
AS.010.803 (07)

Students preparing dissertations will enroll in this course with the permission of their doctoral advisers.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Individual Work
AS.010.803 (02)

Students preparing dissertations will enroll in this course with the permission of their doctoral advisers.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Individual Work
AS.010.803 (13)

Students preparing dissertations will enroll in this course with the permission of their doctoral advisers.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

It's Alive! Movement In and Around Greek and Roman Sculpture
AS.040.239 (01)

This seminar is an introduction to the study of Greco-Roman sculpture, with the course progressing chronologically. Moreover, the course takes a topical approach to the discipline through the concentrated study of movement and animation in ancient sculpture.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 18/18
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Individual Work
AS.010.803 (03)

Students preparing dissertations will enroll in this course with the permission of their doctoral advisers.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Individual Work
AS.010.803 (08)

Students preparing dissertations will enroll in this course with the permission of their doctoral advisers.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Individual Work
AS.010.803 (10)

Students preparing dissertations will enroll in this course with the permission of their doctoral advisers.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.010.625 (01)Art and Interaction in the Bronze Age Eastern MediterraneanT 1:30PM - 3:30PMAnderson, Emily S.K., Feldman, MarianGilman 177HART-ANC
AS.010.801 (04)Special Rsrch & ProblemsLakey, Christopher 
AS.010.801 (06)Special Rsrch & ProblemsPereda, Felipe 
AS.010.627 (01)Patronage and Power: The Art of the Book in the Middle AgesW 4:00PM - 6:30PMLakey, ChristopherGilman 177HART-MED
AS.010.659 (01)Passion Image, Passion Cult, Passion Drama: Narrative and Metaphor in the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and BeyondW 1:30PM - 3:50PMMerback, MitchellGilman 177HART-RENBAR
AS.010.801 (01)Special Rsrch & ProblemsCampbell, Stephen 
AS.010.801 (02)Special Rsrch & ProblemsFeldman, Marian 
AS.010.801 (03)Special Rsrch & ProblemsMerback, Mitchell 
AS.010.801 (05)Special Rsrch & ProblemsHyman, Aaron M. 
AS.010.626 (01)Place, Space, and Art History’s “Global Turn”T 3:30PM - 5:30PMHyman, Aaron M.Gilman 177HART-RENBAR
AS.010.801 (08)Special Rsrch & ProblemsZchomelidse, Nino 
AS.010.801 (07)Special Rsrch & ProblemsWarnock, Molly 
AS.010.801 (10)Special Rsrch & ProblemsBrown, Rebecca Mary 
AS.010.803 (04)Individual WorkLakey, Christopher 
AS.010.803 (05)Individual WorkHyman, Aaron M. 
AS.010.803 (01)Individual WorkCampbell, Stephen 
AS.010.801 (15)Special Rsrch & ProblemsRustem, Unver 
AS.010.803 (07)Individual WorkWarnock, Molly 
AS.010.803 (02)Individual WorkFeldman, Marian 
AS.010.803 (13)Individual WorkRustem, Unver 
AS.040.239 (01)It's Alive! Movement In and Around Greek and Roman SculptureTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMHutchison, Laura NelsonBloomberg 274
AS.010.803 (03)Individual WorkMerback, Mitchell 
AS.010.803 (08)Individual WorkZchomelidse, Nino 
AS.010.803 (10)Individual WorkBrown, Rebecca Mary