UC Berkeley History of Art Department


  • HA 192A | CCN: 19979Undergraduate Seminar: Colonial Histories, Postcolonial Transcripts: Modern & Contemporary Art of South Asia

    Atreyee Gupta Monday | 2:00 - 5:00pm

    Do extra-aesthetic conditions exert pressure on artistic form? Do political processes impact art history writing? We will enter these questions via the modern and contemporary art of South Asia. Our deliberations will begin in the nineteenth …

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  • HA 192E/ English 165.1 | CCN: 19980Undergraduate Seminar: Global Tudors

    Elizabeth Honig Friday | 9:00 - 12:00pm

    This seminar challenges us to look back to a time before England’s colonial period and consider how people of the 16th century began to perceive of themselves as part of a truly global world. The class will begin by thinking what the …

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  • HA 11 | CCN: 22526Western Art from the Renaissance to the Present

    Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby Tuesday | Thursday: 9:30 - 11:00am

    This course is an introduction to visual art in Europe and the USA since the 14th century with the main emphasis on painting and sculpture. Rather than attempting to offer a sweeping synthetic narrative of the development of art during five …

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  • HA 190B/Classics 172 | CCN: 26532Art and Archaeology of the Aegean Bronze Age

    Kim S. Shelton Tuesday | Thursday: 2:00 - 3:30pm

    Introductory overview of the art and archaeology of ancient civilizations of the Bronze Age (3000-1100 BCE) Aegean: Crete, Cyclades, Mainland Greece, and Western Anatolia. Intended to expose to the sites, monuments, art, and artifacts of these …

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  • HA 141C | CCN: 30044Hellenistic Art (ca. 336-30 B.C.)

    Andrew Stewart Tuesday | Thursday: 12:30 - 2:00pm

     “Hellenistic” means “late Greek,” and this class is about Greek art after the classical period. Completely restructured and revised, and including weekly sections with a GSI, it covers Greek architecture, sculpture, …

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  • HA 190E | CCN: 30048Venice in the Early Modern World

    Todd Olson Tuesday | Thursday: 9:30 - 11:00am

    The artistic heritage of Venice is the combined result of unique local geographic conditions and extensive engagement with a larger multi-cultural world. The material cultures of the Mediterranean – from the Islamic marble intarsia of the …

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  • HA 190G | CCN: 30049American Architecture: UCB Campus

    Margaretta Lovell Mon. | Wed. | Fri. | 10:00 - 11:00am

    This course takes as its subject the U. C. Berkeley campus as a product of many disparate visions about the nature of the institution and the role of the built environment in instruction and in envisioning a landscape of learning. Our emphasis …

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  • HA 192B | CCN: 30050Undergraduate Seminar: “Brimming with the Muses’ Gifts”: Ancient Mediterranean Cities in Images and the Imaginary

    Diliana Angelova Monday | 9:00 - 12:00pm

    This undergraduate seminar has two goals. First, it explores the ways in which ancient urban dwellers imagined and designed their cities. Second, it investigates the notion of the city as an actor and inspiration for ancient artistic and literary …

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  • HA 192M | CCN: 30051Undergraduate Seminar: African Power

    Ivy Mills Tuesday | 9:00 - 12:00pm

    Following a troubled postcolonial era in which the figure of the grotesque, corrupt dictator came to represent African state power in the global imaginary, the 2018 blockbuster film Black Panther revived images of dignified and elegant African …

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  • HA 192T.1/ 290.2 | CCN: 30052Undergraduate/Graduate Seminar: Selecting, Exhibiting, and Interpreting "Queer Art"

    Whitney Davis Tuesday | 2:00 - 5:00pm

    This seminar builds from a pioneering exhibition surveying the history of "Queer British Art 1861 - 1967" in Britain, held at Tate Gallery (London) in 2017. The date range was set by significant legal developments affecting same-sex …

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  • HA 192T.2 | CCN: 30056Undergraduate Seminar: Global Surrealisms

    Anneka Lenssen Wednesday | 9:00 - 12:00pm

    This seminar explores surrealist ideas and their legacy in the visual arts of the global twentieth century. We will take advantage of a recent proliferation of documentary studies of surrealism outside the West to consider a wide distribution of …

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  • HA 188A | CCN: 30472Pre-Colombian Art History

    Molly Fierer-Donaldson Mon. | Wed. | Fri. | 3:00 - 4:00pm

    The Western Hemisphere was a setting for outstanding accomplishments in the visual arts for millennia before the arrival of Europeans in the so-called “New World.” This course explores the indigenous artistic traditions of what is now …

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  • HA 21 | CCN: 31962Beauty and Truth in Islamic Art

    Anneka Lenssen Mon. | Wed. | Fri. | 2:00 - 3:00pm

    This course is an exercise in thinking about human perception and knowing in relation to the history of Islamic art and visual culture. It tracks the expression of theories of beauty and truth in great works of art and architecture, spanning from …

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  • HA C62/ Italian C62 | CCN: 32308Introduction to Italian Renaissance

    Henrike C. Lange Tuesday | Thursday: 2:00 - 3:30pm

    This new version of Berkeley’s interdisciplinary Italian Renaissance survey presents moments from Italian art and literature from circa 1300 to circa 1600. Considering artworks and texts as mirrors and motors of cultural change, Italy will …

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  • HA 39G | CCN: 32392Freshman/Sophomore Seminar: Humanists on the Move

    Elizabeth Honig Wednesday | 10:00 - 12:00pm

    This class is about renaissance humanists and how we can use digital means, as well as traditional ones, to study them. Our particular focus is on the ways people were connected in the renaissance -- as patrons, as readers, as travelers, as …

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  • HA 132 | CCN: 32587AsiaAmerica: Asian American Art and Architecture

    Atreyee Gupta Tuesday | Thursday: 5:00 - 6:30pm

    This course focuses on modern and contemporary Asian American art and architecture from the mid-1800s to the present. It is not intended to be an encyclopedic survey of Asian American art. Rather, each class uses case studies—the work of a …

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