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 course introduces major works and themes of American art, from the nation’s independence to the Civil War.
Explore masterpieces from the Dutch Golden Age in conjunction with a new exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Through five walking tours, trace the influence of the brash new style of art deco as it transformed 1920s New York City into a modern metropolis.
Explore the history of modernism’s fascinating artistic ferment and experimentation in Vienna and throughout the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Learn about the best and the meanest of New York City housing history, from tenements to Billionaires’ Row.
Develop an eye for, and an understanding of, painting, sculpture, and architecture from the baroque era through the 20th century.
At the Met, study some of the finest paintings produced during the Dutch Golden Age, including masterpieces by Rembrandt, Hals, and Vermeer.
Develop an eye for, and understanding of, painting, sculpture, and architecture, and build a foundation in art history through the Renaissance.
Trace the history of African American experience from Reconstruction through the Harlem Renaissance by studying the art of these eras.
Explore the art and artists from the post-World War II movements of abstract expressionism, pop art, and minimalism.
Trace the history of art and architecture of the Islamic world, from Spain to Southeast Asia.
Explore the relationship between art and spirituality, including in modern art by 20th-century masters.
Immerse yourself in the divergent styles that developed in European art between the world wars, as well as the flourishing architecture and design.
Get an inside look at the development of figurative expressionism of the New York School under the guidance of Dr. George Nelson Preston.
Gain a new level of appreciation and understanding of modern art through the study of symbols.
Learn about the mixed-media movement of “outsider art”—its history, influences, artists, and presence in New York collections.
Explore the cultural history of the Islamic world by examining its literature, music, dance, and art.
Learn about and discuss major works of art in the Met Museum within the contexts of symbolism, individual expression, and changing styles.
Become familiar with the leading architects and architectural masterpieces of 19th-century New York City, including City Hall and Trinity Church.
This course surveys notable recent additions to The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection.
Learn about Persian painting by exploring the history and aesthetics of the miniature painting traditions from Iran, Central Asia, India, and Turkey.
Learn more about photography as an important art form, including its history and the “masters” of photography and their iconic images.
Explore the historical, aesthetic, and ideological background of the Bauhaus.
Learn about studio art techniques, art history, and art appreciation in this concentrated seminar.
Learn about van Gogh’s life, and discover the work of a self-taught artist who reached toward a world he could not hold but loved nonetheless.