ARH2000: Art, Architecture, and Artistic Vision
The Department of Art History is offering a course this Spring semester 2017 online! This is a course about how to look systematically—visual appreciation, if you like—but it is also a course about how to see. To do this, the course will look at different art forms, from traditional “high art”, like painting, sculpture, and architecture, to “popular” art such as advertisements, online imagery, and graffiti art. The course will also discuss ephemeral (i.e., temporary) art and art forms that were never meant to hang in a museum. Along the way the course will explore local museums and other places where viewers interact with the visual production of our society. This course invites you to build on the few examples we can give in this course to think about the extremely complex visual lives you all lead.