History of Art (ARTH)Arts and Sciences

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ARTH 1100

This lecture course introduces students to the History of Art as a global and interdisciplinary field. Team-taught by several professors from the department in collaboration with educators and curators ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • Topic: World Art and Technology

  •  8432ARTH 1100  LEC 001

ARTH 1165

Artists since the 1960s have turned their attention from "work" to" frame" by intervening in exhibitions, questioning how art history is written, and making "the context" of art a central concern. This ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17912ARTH 1165  SEM 101

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

ARTH 2200

What is the origin of the Olympic games? Why are the most famous Greek vases found in Italy? What was the "worlds' first computer" used for? What can a brick tell us about still standing Roman buildings? ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARKEO 2700CLASS 2700

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9183ARTH 2200  LEC 001

ARTH 2255

This course attempts to reconcile the split between art and science through a pluralistic perspective of environmental artistic processes. What is the role of visual culture in sustainable development? ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 2255

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 17626ARTH 2255  LEC 001

ARTH 2400

This course examines some of the major works of European artists from 1400 to 1750, a period with huge changes in religion, political systems, and knowledge of the world. We learn chronological and geographical ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: VISST 2645

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7418ARTH 2400  LEC 001

  •  7420ARTH 2400  DIS 201

  •  7421ARTH 2400  DIS 202

ARTH 2600

This course surveys major artistic movements and artists in Europe and the United States from the French Revolution to the rise of Abstract Expressionism in 1950s New York. It introduces students to the ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17070ARTH 2600  LEC 001

  • 17071ARTH 2600  DIS 201

  • 17072ARTH 2600  DIS 202

  • 17073ARTH 2600  DIS 203

  • 17074ARTH 2600  DIS 204

ARTH 2805

Trade in and to Asia proved to be a key force in creating our modern "globalized" world.  The Indian Ocean and the China Seas converged on Southeast Asia, where a cosmopolitan array of ships from every ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASIAN 2285VISST 2805

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

ARTH 3100

How did photography become the world's most dominant kind of visual representation?  This course investigates photography's scientific origins and complex relations to painting, portraiture, urban life, ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ARTH 3250

Introduction and training in dendrochronology and its application to archaeology, art history, and environment through participation in a research project dating ancient to modern tree-ring samples especially ... view course details

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  •  6129ARTH 3250  LEC 001

  •  6335ARTH 3250  LAB 401

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    • Manning, S

ARTH 3419

The variety of visual experience in 17th-century Dutch art is legion: still life, portraiture and self-portraiture, landscape and cityscape, architectural painting and scenes of everyday life, all in paint ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: VISST 3419

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8402ARTH 3419  LEC 001

ARTH 3505

Blaxploitation films of the 1970s are remembered for their gigantic Afros, enormous guns, slammin' soundtracks, sex, drugs, nudity, and violence. Never before or since have so many African American performers ... view course details

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  • 16837ARTH 3505  LEC 001

ARTH 3510

This course is a survey of the visual artistic traditions of Africa. It investigates the different forms of visual art in relation to their historical and socio-cultural context. The symbolism and complexity ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASRC 3501

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17611ARTH 3510  LEC 001

ARTH 3566

This course introduces students to the arts of the ancient Americas from circa 2000 BC to the Spanish invasions of the 15th and 16th centuries. The inhabitants of the Americas produced outstanding works ... view course details

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  • 16833ARTH 3566  LEC 001

ARTH 3600

This course discusses new art practices since the 1960s. Although numerous artistic experiments took place during the first half of the twentieth century, it was with the declining importance of modernist ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: VISST 3600

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 16838ARTH 3600  LEC 001

ARTH 3940

The history of photography as an art has been mostly on the page, not on the wall.  This course refocuses the standard museum and gallery history of photography back to the book.  Significantly, it takes ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 6940

  • 4 Credits Graded

ARTH 4101

Works of art have always engendered political, social, and cultural meanings. This seminar presents an introduction to the methods used by art historians and the objects and ideas that constitute ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 6101VISST 4101

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7871ARTH 4101  SEM 101

ARTH 4151

Topic for Fall 2018: Biological Art (Bio Art): From the late 20th-century to the present, artists have made art using live entities including plants, animals, cells, tissue cultures and bacteria. They ... view course details

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ARTH 4162

This course examines the art and architecture of the Inca Empire (ca. 1438-1532), the largest indigenous empire in the Americas prior to the Spanish conquest. The first half of the course explores architecture, ... view course details

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ARTH 4171

An examination and analysis of the major trends in art from Neoclassicism and Romanticism through Post Impressionism and the dawn of the twentieth century. Lectures and readings will concentrate on the ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17505ARTH 4171  SEM 180

  • Taught in Washington, DC. This is part of the Cornell in Washington program.

ARTH 4233

Fall 18 topic: Archaeology of the Roman Provinces: Art and Archaeology of the Roman provinces as a 'sub-field' of Roman Archaeology has only recently gained traction in US academia, whereas in many European ... view course details

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  • Topic: Archaeology of the Roman Provinces

  • 17203ARTH 4233  SEM 101

ARTH 4514

This course examines the intersection of Africana/Black Studies and Postcolonial Studies.  Although the two fields are often perceived as being distinct from one another, in reality they overlap in significant ... view course details

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  •  9506ARTH 4514  SEM 101

ARTH 4816

China, a cultural giant of East Asia, made a passive entrance into modernity. With the advent of Western and American colonialism and imperialism, coupled with recent successes in westernization by the ... view course details

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  • 17740ARTH 4816  SEM 101

ARTH 4854

This seminar will focus on the significance of water –economic, religious, political, social –and its role in the art and architecture of Mainland and Island Southeast Asia, with particular focus on Cambodia ... view course details

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  • 17141ARTH 4854  SEM 101

ARTH 4991

Individual investigation and discussion of special topics not covered in the regular course offerings, by arrangement with a member of the department. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6783ARTH 4991  IND 602

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    • Pan, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6785ARTH 4991  IND 604

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    • McGowan, K

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6786ARTH 4991  IND 605

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    • Moisey, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6787ARTH 4991  IND 606

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    • Dadi, I

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6788ARTH 4991  IND 607

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    • Rickard, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6789ARTH 4991  IND 608

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    • Robinson, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6790ARTH 4991  IND 609

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    • Hassan, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6791ARTH 4991  IND 610

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    • Alexandridis, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6792ARTH 4991  IND 611

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    • Fernandez, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  6843ARTH 4991  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Lazzaro, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  7690ARTH 4991  IND 614

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    • Pincus, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  7873ARTH 4991  IND 615

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    • Anderson, B

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  7874ARTH 4991  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Cohen-Aponte, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  7975ARTH 4991  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Platt, V

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  •  8830ARTH 4991  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Johnson, C

ARTH 4998

A course for senior Art History majors working on honors theses, with selected reading, research projects, etc., under the supervision of a member of the History of Art faculty. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6694ARTH 4998  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Alexandridis, A

ARTH 5991

Individual investigation and discussion of special topics not covered in the regular course offerings, by arrangement with a member of the department. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5565ARTH 5991  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Rickard, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6811ARTH 5991  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Dadi, I

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6812ARTH 5991  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Alexandridis, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6813ARTH 5991  IND 605

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    • Robinson, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6814ARTH 5991  IND 606

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    • Moisey, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6815ARTH 5991  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Pan, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6816ARTH 5991  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Lazzaro, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6817ARTH 5991  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Hassan, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6818ARTH 5991  IND 611

    • TBA
    • McGowan, K

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6844ARTH 5991  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Fernandez, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7691ARTH 5991  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Pincus, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7875ARTH 5991  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Anderson, B

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7876ARTH 5991  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Cohen-Aponte, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9569ARTH 5991  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Platt, V

ARTH 5993

Individual investigation and discussion of special topics not covered in the regular course offerings, by arrangement with a member of the department. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6819ARTH 5993  IND 602

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    • Pan, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6820ARTH 5993  IND 603

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    • Dadi, I

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6821ARTH 5993  IND 604

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    • Moisey, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6822ARTH 5993  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Lazzaro, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6823ARTH 5993  IND 606

    • TBA
    • McGowan, K

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6824ARTH 5993  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Rickard, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6825ARTH 5993  IND 609

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    • Robinson, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6826ARTH 5993  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Hassan, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6827ARTH 5993  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Alexandridis, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6845ARTH 5993  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Fernandez, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7877ARTH 5993  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Anderson, B

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7878ARTH 5993  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Cohen-Aponte, A

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8844ARTH 5993  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Johnson, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9571ARTH 5993  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Pincus, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9570ARTH 5993  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Platt, V

ARTH 6000

This seminar introduces graduate students to a range of methodologies and approaches to teaching and researching topics in art history and visual studies. Each week, a member of the faculty will present ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  7881ARTH 6000  SEM 101

ARTH 6101

Works of art have always engendered political, social, and cultural meanings. This seminar presents an introduction to the methods used by art historians and the objects and ideas that constitute ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 4101VISST 4101

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8700ARTH 6101  SEM 101

ARTH 6151

Seminar topics rotate each semester. view course details

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ARTH 6162

This course examines the art and architecture of the Inca Empire (ca. 1438-1532), the largest indigenous empire in the Americas prior to the Spanish conquest. The first half of the course explores architecture, ... view course details

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ARTH 6233

Topics rotate each semester.  Fall 18 topic: Archaeology of the Roman Provincs. view course details

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  • Topic: Archaeology of the Roman Provinces

  • 17306ARTH 6233  SEM 101

ARTH 6514

This course examines the intersection of Africana/Black Studies and Postcolonial Studies.  Although the two fields are often perceived as being distinct from one another, in reality they overlap in significant ... view course details

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  •  9508ARTH 6514  SEM 101

ARTH 6548

This seminar is intended for Graduate students who are interested in exploring notions of space and place within the context of the late Ottoman Empire. Going beyond the examination of the "Islamic city" ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 6548NES 6548

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16864ARTH 6548  SEM 101

ARTH 6566

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  • 18868ARTH 6566  LEC 001

ARTH 6730

This course explores the use of "speech that brings the subject matter vividly before the eyes." Known in classical antiquity as ekphrasis, this trope has received intense attention in recent decades across ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: CLASS 6736COML 6736

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17498ARTH 6730  SEM 101

ARTH 6816

China, a cultural giant of East Asia, made a passive entrance into modernity. With the advent of Western and American colonialism and imperialism, coupled with recent successes in westernization by the ... view course details

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  • 17742ARTH 6816  SEM 101

ARTH 6854

This seminar will focus on the significance of water –economic, religious, political, social –and its role in the art and architecture of Mainland and Island Southeast Asia, with particular focus on Cambodia ... view course details

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ARTH 6940

The history of photography as an art has been mostly on the page, not on the wall.  This course refocuses the standard museum and gallery history of photography back to the book.  Significantly, it takes ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 3940

  • 4 Credits Graded