Undergraduate Seminar: The Good Life: Leisure, Art, and the Senses in the Ancient Mediterranean and Modern Europe
Wednesday | 9:00 - 12:00PM
This new undergraduate seminar course examines diverse material expressions and conceptualizations of the good life in the ancient Mediterranean and modern Europe. Co-taught by two professors, the course takes a comparative approach, offering a rare opportunity to study ancient and medieval art alongside modern art. Themes will include public spaces of recreation, private collecting, entertainment, markets and department stores, clothing and the body, architecture and interior space, the iconography of leisure, and theories of aesthetics and viewing.
This course fulfills geographical requirement E and chronological requirement I or III.
Graduate students are welcome.