Undergraduate Seminar: Hands on at the Hearst
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 focus upon sculpture, vases, and coins, paying special attention to object histories, materials, techniques, detection of re-cutting and restorations, identification of subject matter, style and provenance, classification, and description. Students will select their own objects for study, subject to the approval of the instructor and the Museum’s conservation staff. Two brief in-class presentations and a final paper will be required.
Participants must be juniors, seniors, or graduates at pre-MA level. They must have taken at least one course in Greek or Roman art or archaeology (not necessarily in the History of Art Department). Enrollment is limited to 9.
This course fulfills the following Major requirements: Geographical areas (A) and Chronological period (I).