Art History and Architecture
- Affords Visits to NYC Museums and Galleries
- Examines All Media
- Explores Style, Movements, and Forms
These courses provide a forum for exploring the world of art—from ancient artifacts and ruins to contemporary painters and photographers. You will tour New York City’s renowned museums and galleries with art historians and museum professionals, as you develop an understanding of the history, cultural context, and aesthetics of art movements and trends.
This semester, study in-person or from anywhere in the world from the safety and comfort of your home through online or remote instruction.
Art Deco New York Architecture: Exploring the Jazz-Age Metropolis
Explore New York City’s art deco architecture through Zoom lectures and guided walks.
Buddhism Illuminated: Illustrated Manuscripts from Southeast Asia
Plein Air Painting From Turner to Marin
Explore open air paintings and sketches by famous artists.
The New York Art Scene
Explore New York City’s museums and galleries virtually to gain insight into the meaning of and inspiration for today’s art.
How to Be Modern: From Paris to New York and Beyond
Examine modernism’s myriad styles and forms, as well as its diverse, shifting attitudes toward society and the mainstream.
The Female Gaze: The Story of Women in Art
Explore the stories and art of famous women artists.
A History of Interiors: From Classical to Contemporary Design
Learn about the history of interior design and its evolution over time.
Art After 2/24/22: Ukraine, Russia, and the World
Explore the modern and contemporary art movements of Ukraine and Russia.
Sculpture Through the Ages: Depictions of the Human Body
Explore how artists from the Paleolithic age to the 21st century depicted the human form through sculpture.
21st Century Saudi Arabia: The Politics of Cultural Heritage Preservation
Explore the archeological sites of Saudi Arabia and their role in Saudi Arabia’s tourism industry today.
Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece
Explore the art and architecture of ancient Greece and key moments in Greek art and culture
Painting Sound: The Intersection of Art and Music
Explore the relationship between fine art and music from the Romantic era to modern times.
Painting the Cote d'Azur
Explore the art and beauty of the Cote D’Azur in France and how it inspired the world’s great artists.
The Spiritual in Modern and Contemporary Art
Explore the spiritual roots and dimensions of modern and contemporary art
What Is American in American Art: 1775-1925
This course surveys American art, including paintings, drawings, and sculpture, from 1775 to 1925.
Words in Place: Architecture and Typography
Explore the history of typography as it relates to architecture
Antique Skyscrapers and the Tycoons Who Built Them
Tour landmark skyscrapers across America and learn about the Gilded Age barons who funded their construction.