Courses

Spring 2023

Western Art from the Renaissance to the Present Course Number: HA C11 | CCN: 25367

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...

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Extinction And/As Visual Culture Course Number: HA 16 | CCN: 33457

Gregory Levine

Tuesday, Thursday: 11:00-12:30pm

This course brings the critical study of visual culture to the study and response to species extinction. What does the extinction of a species look like? Few of us see extinction happening right in front of us, in our own...

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Cities and the Arts: Rome and Constantinople Course Number: HA 108 | CCN: 26602

Diliana Angelova

Tuesday, Thursday: 12:30-2:00pm

This lecture class explores the ways in which urban dwellers in the ancient Mediterranean imagined, decorated, and designed their cities. The ancient cities of Rome and Constantinople will be the focus of these explorations, though the class will also engage...

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Art, Architecture, and Design in the United States (1800 to the Present) Course Number: HA 185A | CCN: 31112

Margaretta Lovell

Mon, Wed, Fri: 2:00-3:00pm

Looking at major developments in painting and architecture from Romanticism to Post-modernism (with some attention to sculpture, city planning, design, and photography), this course addresses art and its social context over the last two and a half centuries in what...

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The Shock of the Modern: European Art, 1900-1940 Course Number: HA 186A | CCN: 31113

Aglaya Glebova

Tuesday, Thursday: 5:00-6:30pm

*This course will not meet for section* In this course, for which no prior art history experience is required, we will look at the major developments, movements, and paradigms of European modernism from the turn of the century to the beginning...

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Illusion, Memory and Prosperity: The Painted Walls of Ancient Italy Course Number: HA 190B | CCN: 25897

Christopher Hallett, Lisa Pieraccini

Tuesday, Thursday: 9:30-11:00am

The art of painting was highly valued in ancient Italy. Archaeological evidence demonstrates that pre-Roman cultures of Italy made extensive use of painting. This course seeks to examine the relationship between Italian wall painting of the Roman period and the...

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Contemporary African Art in Transnational Perspective Course Number: HA 190T.1 | CCN: 31114

Ivy Mills

Tuesday, Thursday: 2:00-3:30pm

*This course will not meet for discussion section. In 2018, British-Liberian artist Lina Iris Viktor announced she was suing hip-hop superstar Kendrick Lamar, whose music video for “All the Stars” – one of the hit songs on the Black Panther soundtrack...

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Art and Authorship: Theory of the Copy Course Number: HA 190T.2 | CCN: 32794

Winnie Wong

Mon, Wed, Fri: 10:00-11:00am

*This course will not meet for discussion section. The course surveys critical controversies surrounding fakes, forgeries, multiples, counterfeits, imitations, and appropriations from the Late Renaissance to the present day, in European, American, Australian and Chinese art. Each of the images and...

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Undergraduate Seminar: Space, Time, and Chinese Architecture Course Number: HA 192A.2 | CCN: 19548

Jun Hu

Wednesday, 2:00-5:00pm

This seminar offers a set of introductions to basic aspects and elements of built environments in China. It is not a chronological survey. Each of the thematic sections incorporates a variety of perspectives, theoretical and technical, aesthetic and historical. Our...

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Undergraduate Seminar: Global Modernism/s: Perspectives from South and Southeast Asia Course Number: HA 192A.1 | CCN: 33295

Atreyee Gupta

Monday: 2:00-5:00pm

The idea of “global modernism” has now gained significant currency within the academy. But what exactly does this term connote? When appended to “modernism” does the term “global” merely serve as a moniker for what was formerly described as the...

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Undergraduate Seminar: Etruscan Pasts, Present and Future: An Art of Many Faces Course Number: HA 192B | CCN: 19549

Lisa Pieraccini

Tuesday, 2:00-5:00pm

This seminar will explore the material culture and art of the Etruscans through the lens of indigeneity and colonialism (both ancient and modern) with a special emphasis on reception studies. We will approach this subject from a variety of perspectives...

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Undergraduate Seminar: Giotto: History, Theory, Practice Course Number: HA 192D | CCN: 32691

Henrike C. Lange

Friday, 2:00-5:00pm

Focusing on Giotto’s life, works, and historiography, this seminar will guide students systematically through the history of Western art and architecture in its Vasarian and post-Vasarian construction from a critical point of view of 2023 Berkeley: Giotto’s biography and legend...

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Undergraduate Seminar: Visions of Women’s Suffrage Course Number: HA 192G | CCN: 33753

Lauren Kroiz

Thursday, 10:00-1:00pm

Beginning with the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention and ending in 1920 with the successful passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the movement for female suffrage united, but also divided American women, particularly along lines of race. This...

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Undergraduate Seminar: African Diasporic Art from 2000 to now, with focus on New York (and beyond) Course Number: HA 192H | CCN: 33190

Nana Adusei-Poku

Monday, 10:00-1:00pm

In 2001, “Freestyle”, a survey exhibition curated by Thelma Golden at the Studio Museum in Harlem, introduced a young generation of artists of African descent and the ambitious yet knowingly opaque term post-black to a pre-9-11 pre-Obama world. How to...

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Undergraduate Seminar: Black Consciousness & The Black Arts Movement: Mid-Twentieth Century Resistance Art Movements in Southern Africa and the United States Course Number: HA 192T | CCN: 31118

Zamansele Nsele

Friday, 2:00-5:00pm

This seminar will be historical and comparative in its approach by engaging the visual traditions of resistance art movements between Southern Africa and the United States. A comparative analysis will consider the similarities and differences between the iconography of Black...

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Graduate Seminar: Economy, Energy, Exhaustion: Modernism’s Unstable Bodies Course Number: HA 285 | CCN: 33053

Aglaya Glebova

Wednesday, 2:00-5:00pm

The human body was central to the modernist project. At the same time, the body itself was being undone, remade, and reimagined: think, for instance, of the invention of the X-Ray in 1895, the technologized violence of World War I...

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Graduate Seminar: Demystifying Funerary Landscapes, Identities and Receptions in Egypt and Etruria Course Number: HA 290.1 | CCN: 31120

Lisa Pieraccini

Thursday, 2:00-5:00pm

This seminar focuses on the vast and complex issues of the Egyptian and Etruscan underworlds and sheds light on two ancient Mediterranean cultures known predominantly by their funerary practices and beliefs in the afterlife. For centuries there has been a...

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Graduate Seminar: Black Melancholia an Exhibition Course Number: HA 290.2 | CCN: 32892

Nana Adusei-Poku

Tuesday, 10:00-1:00pm

This exploratory graduate seminar focuses on Black Melancholia an exhibition that has taken place at the Center for Curatorial Studies NY IN 2022. The exhibition introduced Black Melancholia as a critical practice that ruptures narratives of art histories and the...

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Stronach Travel Graduate Seminar: Material Culture: The Interpretation of Objects Course Number: HA 291 | CCN: 33747

Margaretta Lovell

Wednesday, 9:00-12:00pm

This seminar looks at both material culture theory and the many ways scholars understand, ‘read,’ and interpret objects. It draws on the practices and questions of multiple disciplines including archaeology, anthropology, cultural geography, folklore, and art history. It considers painting...

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