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.
Gain a new level of appreciation and understanding of modern art through the study of symbols.
Explore the history of modernism’s fascinating artistic ferment and experimentation in Vienna and throughout the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Explore the historical, aesthetic, and ideological background of the Bauhaus.
This course celebrates a distinguished group of 20th-century American artists, writers, and musicians who made Paris their adoptive home.
Delve into the postwar American and international art movements and learn about their formal concerns, vocabulary, and most influential artists.
Explore the art and architecture of Morocco and southern Spain, formed by a fusion of Berber, Arab, Portuguese, French, Roman, and Spanish culture.
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.
Journey through the Met Museum and explore the late medieval art world, religious controversy and commerce in baroque art, and the Dutch golden age.
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.
This course surveys notable recent additions to The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection.
Follow art deco’s impact on Manhattan architecture, from its southern tip to its northern extreme, through a series of walking tours.
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.
Learn more about photography as an important art form, including its history and the “masters” of photography and their iconic images.
Explore the changing nature of Frank Lloyd Wright’s styles, and learn about the wide-ranging sources of his inspiration.