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 Summer, study from anywhere in the world in the safety and comfort of your home through online or remote instruction.
Learn about the artistic movement inspired by Black Mountain College in North Carolina and the experimental school’s impact on famous artists.
Go behind the scenes and learn secrets about the legendary Rembrandt to Richter auction at Sotheby’s.
Explore Middle Eastern influences on fine art, decorative art, and architecture.
Learn about the women directors, collectors, and patrons who helped to shape modern art.
Explore how artists have depicted women in art, from Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa to contemporary photography.
Gain a community-based view of how neighborhoods use the New York City Landmarks Law to determine the future of their communities.
Explore the art and careers of extraordinary American women artists from 1845 to 1945.
Contemporary Figurative Painting: From Lynette Yiadom-Boakye to Luc Tuymans and Kerry James Marshall
Get to know the artists who are leading today’s figurative painting movement.
Learn about artists’ lives and famous artworks in this entertaining trip through art history.
Explore the masterpieces, legacies, and mysteries of famous artists who died young.
Explore the art of self-portraiture through the works of Rembrandt van Rijn, Vincent van Gogh, and Frida Kahlo.
Learn about the history of interior design and its evolution over time.
Learn about notable women artists from the Renaissance to the Pre-Raphaelites.
Explore the multicultural history, art, and architecture of Sicily.
Learn about the surrealist women artists of Latin America and their impact on 20th-century art.
Explore the history of jewelry, from Neolithic times to the Persian shahs of the 20th century.
Deepen your knowledge of the art world by exploring the physical qualities of artworks and famous art scams.
Explore the most important developments in architecture since the 1990s—ideas, ideologies, projects, buildings, and cities.
Explore the roles that friendship and rivalry had in inspiring modern art’s greatest masterpieces.
Explore important architectural styles and buildings of 20th-century New York City.
Explore major movements that defined and shaped art in the 20th century and still influence art produced today.
Explore Monet’s art and the locations that inspired him.
Explore the early works of famous artists that would change art history.
Explore the historical, aesthetic, and ideological background of the Bauhaus.
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 the artistic achievements of Spain and the Netherlands and discover unexpected affinities among its legendary artists.
Learn about prominent contemporary photographers and the stylistic approaches they use to depict the human body, architecture, and other subjects.
Explore the history, architecture, and artistic importance of Cairo.
This course examines what we seek to preserve and why, including the ever-changing standards in historic preservation.
Learn the fundamentals of reading construction documents, as well as specific symbols and features used in architectural construction documents.