UC Berkeley History of Art Department


  • HA 192A | CCN: 15120Undergraduate Seminar: Art Across the High Seas: Maritime Trade and the Global before Globalization

    Sugata Ray Thursday | 2:00 - 5:00pm

    Bringing together maritime history, environmental humanities, and art history, this seminar will examine the social, cultural, and economic significance of oceanic waters. Our deliberations will be situated around the Indian Ocean, the third …

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  • HA 192CU.1 | CCN: 21873Undergraduate Seminar: Hands on at the Hearst: Greek and Roman Art

    Andrew Stewart Friday | 9:00 - 12:00pm

    This is a hands-on seminar designed to introduce qualified students to the "nuts and bolts" of Greek and Roman art, in the form of intensive study of selected objects in the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology on campus. We shall …

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  • HA 192T.1 | CCN: 22590Undergraduate Seminar: Approaches to the "Origins of Art"

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

    In this practice- and results-oriented seminar, in group work, team work, and individual research we will explore current cross-disciplinary scholarship (and relevant artifacts and archives) on seven topics commonly understood to bear on the …

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  • HA 41 | CCN: 44336Introduction to Greek and Roman Art and Architecture

    Andrew Stewart Mon. | Wed. | Fri. | 2:00 - 3:00pm

    This introduction to the arts of ancient Greece and Rome is designed for newcomers to the history of art and/or to the study of the ancient Mediterranean. The lectures survey 1500 years of Greek and Roman art and architecture both thematically …

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  • HA 100 | CCN: 44344Methods and Theories of Art History

    Whitney Davis Mon. | Wed. | Fri. | 10:00 - 11:00am

    This course is required of majors in History of Art. It reviews major paradigms of art-historical method and theory in relation to relevant developments in philosophy, aesthetics, history, anthropology, and other disciplines. Topics include …

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  • HA 109 | CCN: 44348Interactive Media: History, Theory, Practice

    Justin Underhill Mon. | Wed. | Fri. | 12:00 - 1:00pm

    This course will introduce students to interactive media and provide a developmental chronology of its digital implementation from 1963 (when Ivan Sutherland developed the first Graphic User Interface) to the present. We will look at the history …

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  • HA 131A | CCN: 44351Sacred Arts in China

    Patricia Berger Tuesday | Thursday: 2:00 - 3:30pm

    This course will cover two millennia of art produced in China to serve ritual purposes and will focus on the role that the visual arts played in defining doctrine and belief in two traditions: Daoism and Buddhism. Major themes will include the …

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  • HA 192CU.2 | CCN: 44431Undergraduate Seminar: From SFMOMA to the Ghost Ship: Exploring Bay Area Arts Ecosystems

    Jon Winet Friday | 2:00 - 5:00pm

    The Bay Area is home to a vibrant and diverse art scene, fueled by thousands of creative artists working in a wide range of media – and with an impressive array of interests. At the same time local and national pressures present formidable …

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  • HA 192M | CCN: 46142Undergraduate Seminar: Urban Africa

    Ivy Mills Thursday | 9:30 - 12:30pm

    Outside the continent, Africa is overwhelmingly imagined as a rural space, albeit one that can take different forms - a green savannah teeming with exotic animals; a dark jungle where danger lurks behind twisting vines; or an impoverished village …

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  • HA 36 | CCN: 46143Asia Modern: Art + Architecture, 1800-present

    Atreyee Gupta Tuesday | Thursday: 9:30 - 11:00am

    This course offers an introduction to the art and architecture of modern South, Southeast, and East Asia from 1800 to the present. Asia, of course, is as vast as it is diverse. Keeping this in mind, this course will not attempt an encyclopedic …

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  • HA 186C | CCN: 46144Contemporary Art in the Americas

    Julia Bryan-Wilson Tuesday | Thursday: 3:30 - 5:00pm

      This lecture course provides a hemispheric overview of contemporary art—starting around 1960—with an emphasis on the contested relationship between art, audiences, and museums. We take the broadest possible definition of …

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  • HA 192T.2 | CCN: 46145Undergraduate Seminar: Breaking Images: Iconoclasms, Past and Present

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

    Purposeful destruction has occurred many times in the history of art. This undergraduate seminar examines the causes and theorization of such Iconoclasms through a number of case studies, including Christian destruction of pagan images; the …

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  • HA 162 | CCN: 46217Renaissance Art in Venice

    Eva Allan Tuesday | Thursday: 12:30 - 2:00pm

    This course surveys the rich production of art from Venice, 1450-1600. We will study the development of the particularly Venetian style of painting, from the innovations of Giovanni Bellini and the Arcadian painting of Giorgione, through the long …

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  • HA 192F | CCN: 52221Undergraduate Seminar: French Art and Revolution: from the 18th- to the mid-19th century

    Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby Wednesday | 9:00 - 12:00pm

    This seminar will focus on the politics of French art during a period characterized by multiple revolutions and regimes changes (the Bourbon monarchy, the Revolution of 1789, the Napoleonic empire, the Bourbon monarchy’s restoration, the …

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