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 Fall, study from anywhere in the world in the safety and comfort of your home through online or remote instruction.
Explore Monet’s art and the locations that inspired him.
Learn about prominent contemporary photographers and the stylistic approaches they use to depict the human body, architecture, and other subjects.
Gain a community-based view of how neighborhoods use the New York City Landmarks Law to determine the future of their communities.
Explore the historical, aesthetic, and ideological background of the Bauhaus.
Explore 400-plus years of urban and suburban architecture in the United States.
Explore the art and careers of extraordinary American women artists from 1845 to 1945.
Explore art and architecture of and learn about daily life in ancient Rome.
Learn about important art movements and artists in Germany from 1945 to today.
Explore the legendary salons, coffeehouses, cabarets, and clubs frequented by important artists and writers of the 20th century.
Explore Middle Eastern influences on fine art, decorative art, and architecture.
Explore major movements that defined and shaped art in the 20th century and still influence art produced today.
Follow art deco’s impact on Manhattan architecture, from south to north, through a series of walking tours.
Visit the most important exhibits currently showing in New York, and develop an understanding of the aesthetics of modern art.
Explore the final works of the world’s great artists and the practice of making art in advanced age.
Learn about the history of interior design and its evolution over time.
In honor of its 150th anniversary, learn about the history of The Metropolitan Museum of Art from its founding in 1870 to present day.
Explore the history of Russian art from the avant-garde movement of the early 20th century to the nonconformist art of the later Soviet era.
Learn about studio art techniques, art history, and art appreciation in this concentrated seminar.
Learn about the artistic achievements of Spain and the Netherlands and discover unexpected affinities among its legendary artists.
Explore New York’s history through art from its colonial beginnings to the 20th century.
Learn about prominent contemporary photographers and their stylistic approaches to depicting fashion, nudes, architecture, and scenes from daily life.
Receive a comprehensive introduction to preservation planning in New York City.
Learn the fundamentals of reading construction documents, as well as specific symbols and features used in architectural construction documents.
Explore New York City’s cultural history from the 1910s to the 1970s through art, literature, and architecture.