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Spring 2016 Credit Courses: Art History

Introduction to Art History
Students study a broad range of art (e.g., painting, sculpture, architecture) from antiquity to the present. Lectures focus on works of art and their relationship to their historical and social context. This course is intended for students with little or no background in art history. Students cannot receive credit for this course and ARH 1010 or ARH 1020. Closed to Purchase College art history majors.
ARH1500 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Beth Gersh-Nesic
Thurs., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 21–May 5
Room: Refer to the online schedule

hybrid courses icon20th-Century Photography
Examines the history of photography within both the historical and the neo-avant-gardes. Special attention is given to photographic activities of the Weimar Republic, the Soviet avant-garde, surrealism, and American pictorialism, modernism, and FSA documentary work, as well as the postwar formations of the New York School, conceptual art, and photographic postmodernism.
Note: This course is a hybrid course (60 percent online and 40 percent in person). Classes meet on Jan. 21, Feb. 4 and 25, Mar. 17, April 7 and 28. Please visit for details.
ARH3193 / 4 credits
James Bergesen
Thurs., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 21–May 5
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Art of the ’80s, ’90s, and 21st Century
A retrospective and prospective point of view is used to analyze contemporary art, beginning with the many coexisting styles and schools of the pluralistic 1970s, progressing to the powerful neo-expressionist images of the 1980s, and then considering the globalism of the 1990s. Discussions also contemplate the increasingly provocative content of much recent art and the 21st-century fusion of existing styles.
ARH3520 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
James Bergesen
Tues., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 26–May 10
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Updated Oct. 2, 2015

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