Graduate Courses

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Hands-On Approaches to European Books and Prints before 1800
AS.010.641 (01)

Baltimore’s rich museum and library collections create a dynamic laboratory for students to gain an understanding of early modern European traditions of prints and books. Engraving, etching, woodcut, mezzotint, à la poupée; Rembrandt, Dürer, Aldus Manutius, Plantin-Moretus. This course will introduce students to the basic techniques, concepts, terms, and artists that shaped the production of reproductive works on paper in early modern Europe and their subsequent art historical study. All sessions will be taught out of local collections (BMA, Walters, NGA, Hopkins Special Collections); that is, this is a hands-on class that—while requiring no previous experience—will attend to the nitty-gritty details and methods of studying works in person, giving students the tools, expertise, and confidence to pursue their own research with historical printed materials.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 2:00PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Hyman, Aaron M.
  • Room: BLC 2030
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/7

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
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Campbell, Stephen
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Matisse and his Century
AS.010.642 (01)

Critical examination of key cruxes in the work of Henri Matisse and his reception, with visits to Special Collections, the BMA, and other collections along the East Coast. This seminar will curate an exhibition of Matisse’s books from Special Collections.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 3:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Warnock, Molly
  • Room: BLC Macksey
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/10

Art and Language in the Indigenous Americas
AS.010.648 (01)

What role does language play in the creation of art, and how can it inform its art historical interpretation? Through a series of case studies drawn from art history, anthropology, and linguistics, this graduate seminar will examine the multifaceted relationships between traditions of verbal and material expression in the indigenous Americas. Key topics will include Mayan decipherment and the interpretation of ancient Maya art; Mesoamerican linguistics and concepts of color; and compositional structure in modern Quechua weaving and storytelling. Through this course, students will critically evaluate language-based analysis as a method for the study of art, while also learning about historical relationships between art and language in the indigenous Americas.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 9:45AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Caplan, Allison N
  • Room: Gilman 177
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/12

Power Dressing: The Politics of Costume between the Ottoman Empire and the West
AS.010.649 (01)

In the Ottoman Empire—a vast multiethnic state straddling Africa, Asia, and Europe—how one dressed was a deeply political affair. Ottoman rulers and subjects alike used clothing to express (and sometimes transgress) the hierarchical, religious, and communal distinctions defining their society, much to the fascination of foreigners who visited the empire or sought knowledge of its sartorial traditions in texts and images. This seminar will explore Ottoman dress and dress codes in the context of the empire’s long and complicated relationship with Western powers, focusing on the role that costume played as a charged site of cross-cultural interaction, posturing, and self-assertion from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. Our case studies will include costume albums—books showing people high and low in their characteristic garb—painted by Ottoman artists for Western buyers; diplomatic robes of honor and their attendant ceremonies; and cultural cross-dressing as manifested in European turquerie portraiture and masquerades. Moving into the modern period, we will consider how nineteenth-century dress reforms bridged the gap between Ottoman and Western costume while engendering new modes of Ottoman sartorial self-representation that challenged hardening Orientalist discourses in such venues as mannequin museums and world’s fairs. The seminar will make considerable use of artworks in local collections, including rare books and prints at Hopkins itself.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Rustem, Unver
  • Room: Gilman 119
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5

Pieter Bruegel the Elder: New Directions in Scholarship
AS.010.704 (01)

Examines major interpretations of the art and career of the great Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525?-1569), with an emphasis on new approaches and research agendas. In the aftermath of the 450-year Bruegel Anniversary of 2019, with its major exhibitions and comprehensive catalogues, what comes next?

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 4:00PM - 6:00PM
  • Instructor: Merback, Mitchell
  • Room: Gilman 177
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/12

Classics Research Lab: Antioch Recovery Project (ARP)
AS.010.652 (01)

Antioch Recovery Project investigates mosaics from the ancient city of Antioch (modern Antakya, Turkey, near the border with Syria) now in the collection of the Baltimore Museum of Art. Excavated by an international team of archaeologists in the 1930s, hundreds of ancient mosaics from the cosmopolitan city were subsequently dispersed to museums across the globe, with twenty-four mosaics entering the collection of the BMA. Phase I will focus on the digital documentation and analysis of the mosaic of Narcissus as a prototype for ongoing research bringing together the fragments of ancient Antioch for contemporary beholders. The Greek myth of Narcissus tells the story of a beautiful Theban hunter doomed to love his own reflection and is the origin of the modern psychiatric term “narcissism”. Researching the mythology, materials, conservation history, archival material, historiography, and contemporary reception of the Narcissus mosaic and myth offers extensive opportunities to collaborate with scholars across a range of disciplines at JHU, in the Baltimore museum community, and beyond. Investigators will move between the Baltimore Museum of Art, the CRL processing lab in Gilman Hall, and Special Collections. The course will involve some travel to visit other mosaics from Antioch now in collections at Harvard’s Dumbarton Oaks in Washington D.C., and the Princeton Art Museum in Princeton, New Jersey.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Stager, Jennifer M S
  • Room: Gilman 134
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/4

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
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Feldman, Marian
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

The Picture as Object
AS.010.608 (01)

The seminar will explore cases of European pre-modern picture-making in various media that solicit tactile as well as sensory engagement, and that call into question the "Albertian" metaphor of pictura as window. Case studies will include mosaics, reliefs, pastiglia, medals, portable paintings, et al.”

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 5:15PM - 7:15PM
  • Instructor: Campbell, Stephen, Lakey, Christopher
  • Room: Gilman 177
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/12

Art and Architecture at the Eastern Frontier: Medieval Georgia
AS.010.646 (01)

This seminar investigates the fascinating landscape of medieval art and architecture of Georgia. Its specific geographic position in the South Caucasus, at the cross roads between the East and West, the Christian and Islamic Worlds, had a profound impact on the art and architecture in the region. Ancient sites show close connections with the Graeco-Roman World on the western border and with the Sassanid Empire in the East. The Christianization of the Kingdom of Kartli in the early fourth century resulted in close ties with the development of early Christian art in Syria, the Holy Land, and Byzantium. While the Christian religion remained an identifying factor during several hundred years of Muslim rule (736 to 1122) during which the city of Tbilisi was the capital of an emirate, Islamic motifs and style became an important factor for art works in medieval Georgia. Art and architecture with a specific Byzantine profile flourished in particular after the reunification of Georgia during the reign of King David the Builder (1073- 1125) and Queen Tamar (1184 to 1213). The cathedral and monastery of Gelati and Mzcheta, the murals in the royal monasteries of Vardzia and Khintsvisi, and the countless icons are a testimony to this relationship. We will discuss the specific diverse aesthetics and materiality (stone, enamel and metal works) of Georgian art with the goal to reassess the map of medieval art and architecture that currently does not include the Eastern Frontier. A mandatory c. 10 days field trip to Georgia is planned after classes end in May 2020.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 3:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Zchomelidse, Nino
  • Room: Gilman 177
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/6

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
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Merback, Mitchell
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/5

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
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Lakey, Christopher
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

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
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Pereda, Felipe
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

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
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Feldman, Marian
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

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
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Warnock, Molly
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5

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
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Rustem, Unver
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

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
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Brown, Rebecca Mary
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

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
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Warnock, Molly
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

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
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Brown, Rebecca Mary
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

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
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Merback, Mitchell
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

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
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Zchomelidse, Nino
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Special Research/Problems
AS.010.802 (09)

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
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Hyman, Aaron M.
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

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
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Lakey, Christopher
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

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
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Rustem, Unver
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

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
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Campbell, Stephen
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

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
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Stager, Jennifer M S
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Individual Work
AS.010.804 (06)

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

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Pereda, Felipe
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

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
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Stager, Jennifer M S
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

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
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Zchomelidse, Nino
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Individual Work
AS.010.804 (09)

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

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Hyman, Aaron M.
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room Info
AS.010.641 (01)Hands-On Approaches to European Books and Prints before 1800M 2:00PM - 4:30PMHyman, Aaron M.BLC 2030
AS.010.802 (01)Special Research/ProblemsCampbell, Stephen 
AS.010.642 (01)Matisse and his CenturyW 3:00PM - 5:00PMWarnock, MollyBLC Macksey
AS.010.648 (01)Art and Language in the Indigenous AmericasM 9:45AM - 11:45AMCaplan, Allison NGilman 177
AS.010.649 (01)Power Dressing: The Politics of Costume between the Ottoman Empire and the WestM 1:30PM - 4:00PMRustem, UnverGilman 119
AS.010.704 (01)Pieter Bruegel the Elder: New Directions in ScholarshipT 4:00PM - 6:00PMMerback, MitchellGilman 177
AS.010.652 (01)Classics Research Lab: Antioch Recovery Project (ARP)Th 3:00PM - 5:30PMStager, Jennifer M SGilman 134
AS.010.802 (02)Special Research/ProblemsFeldman, Marian 
AS.010.608 (01)The Picture as ObjectW 5:15PM - 7:15PMCampbell, Stephen, Lakey, ChristopherGilman 177
AS.010.646 (01)Art and Architecture at the Eastern Frontier: Medieval GeorgiaW 3:00PM - 5:00PMZchomelidse, NinoGilman 177
AS.010.802 (03)Special Research/ProblemsMerback, Mitchell 
AS.010.802 (04)Special Research/ProblemsLakey, Christopher 
AS.010.802 (06)Special Research/ProblemsPereda, Felipe 
AS.010.804 (02)Individual WorkFeldman, Marian 
AS.010.802 (07)Special Research/ProblemsWarnock, Molly 
AS.010.802 (11)Special Research/ProblemsRustem, Unver 
AS.010.802 (10)Special Research/ProblemsBrown, Rebecca Mary 
AS.010.804 (07)Individual WorkWarnock, Molly 
AS.010.804 (10)Individual WorkBrown, Rebecca Mary 
AS.010.804 (03)Individual WorkMerback, Mitchell 
AS.010.804 (08)Individual WorkZchomelidse, Nino 
AS.010.802 (09)Special Research/ProblemsHyman, Aaron M. 
AS.010.804 (04)Individual WorkLakey, Christopher 
AS.010.804 (11)Individual WorkRustem, Unver 
AS.010.804 (01)Individual WorkCampbell, Stephen 
AS.010.804 (05)Individual WorkStager, Jennifer M S 
AS.010.804 (06)Individual WorkPereda, Felipe 
AS.010.802 (05)Special Research/ProblemsStager, Jennifer M S 
AS.010.802 (08)Special Research/ProblemsZchomelidse, Nino 
AS.010.804 (09)Individual WorkHyman, Aaron M. 

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 program, 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
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Campbell, Stephen
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

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