Summer 2019 Courses

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Fall 2019 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ARHS 500 - 01 Methods & Approaches to AH - - W - - - - 1730 - 2030 OEC 414

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- - W - - - -

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1730 - 2030

Location:

OEC 414

Course Registration Number:

40337 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Craig D. Eliason

An introduction to the methods and problems of art history, including the theoretical approaches to art and its history, the examination and analysis of the work and its medium, the role of the museum and gallery in the study of art, and bibliographic tools of the different disciplines of the field.

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ARHS 530 - 01 #ChineseLandscape - T - - - - - 1730 - 2030 OEC 311

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- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2030

Location:

OEC 311

Course Registration Number:

41336 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Elizabeth J. Kindall

In 2018, a painting of a tree and rock sold at Christie’s Hong Kong for just over $60 million. The Chinese landscape tradition this painting represents stretches back three thousand years. This course examines the extensive history of this vibrant landscape painting tradition and its continued effect on contemporary transnational Chinese artists. Each course meeting will examine one contemporary artist and the many current and traditional dialogues (hashtags) of which she/he is a part. The various dynamic conversations, or streams of “metadata,” associated with the Chinese landscape and contemporary Western traditions found in her/his work will be the area of concentration for each class. The focal artists we examine will include Wu Guanzhong, Chen Chi-kwan, Zhang Hongtu, Xu Bing, Zao Wou-Ki, Cai Guo-Qiang, Liu Dan, Yang Yongliang, Qiu Zhijie, and Lin Tianmiao. Centuries-long dialogues regarding Song monumental and imperial mountainscapes, garden and topographical painting, literati ink studies, Chan Buddhist apparition painting, and kesi woven-silk works will be considered. Students are not expected to have a background in Chinese studies. All readings will be in English.

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ARHS 540 - 01 The Built Landscape of WWII M - - - - - - 1730 - 2030 OEC 414

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M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2030

Location:

OEC 414

Course Registration Number:

42078 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Victoria M. Young

This seminar will explore the role of war, specifically that of WWII (1939-1945), in the production of architecture and art across the world. It will also consider sites of battle as landscapes worthy of analysis, as many still retain the scars of this conflict up to the present day including the beaches of Normandy seventy-five years later. Memory and its power in creating spaces of commemoration will be an important focus of the class. The role of the artist, whether as chronicler or propagandist will be consider, along with a consideration of what happened to artists who were displaced during the conflict. Students will conduct individual research on a topic of their choice that leads to a twenty-page paper and twenty-minute oral presentation. Field trips will supplement seminar discussions. It will be helpful for you to read a short history of WWII prior to class commencing. Keywords: WWII, architecture, art, internment, Holocaust, atomic bomb, propaganda, commemoration, Normandy

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ARHS 570 - 01 Museum Studies: Trends, Exhib. - - - R - - - 1730 - 2030 OEC 414

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- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2030

Location:

OEC 414

Course Registration Number:

43201 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Amy M. Mickelson

Why do museums matter in the 21st century? This course provides students with the framework to investigate the critical issues facing museums today. Students will explore the practical skills necessary for successful careers in museums and consider the ways in which new audiences, technology, and innovative programming shape the museum field. This course will include opportunities for dialogue with museum professionals, hands-on projects, and field trips to apply museum studies theory to the visitor experience. Course readings, discussions and projects will address the ways in which museums have changed over time and how these changes have led to reinterpreted core values of museums in the present day. Museum missions, practices, and resources will be interwoven with a discussion of audience, social objects, and blockbuster exhibitions.

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J-Term 2020 Courses

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Independent Study

Past topics have included:

  • Modern Art On Trial
  • Minnesota Architecture
  • Edward Curtis
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Russian Photography
  • Contemporary Mosaic Art
  • Art of Darwinism
  • Kew Gardens Pagoda
  • Islamic Painting
  • Islamic Architecture
  • Women in Aztec Society
  • Frank Lloyd Wright