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.
Explore the relationship between art and spirituality, including in modern art by 20th-century masters.
Explore the cultural history of the Islamic world by examining its literature, music, dance, and 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.
Journey through the Met Museum and explore the late medieval art world, religious controversy and commerce in baroque art, and the Dutch golden age.
Follow art deco’s impact on Manhattan architecture, from its southern tip to its northern extreme, through a series of walking tours.
Explore masters and movements of abstract art, including postimpressionism, fauvism, cubism, futurism, abstract expressionism, and minimalism.
Gain an introduction to the major forms of architecture that developed in the Islamic world.
Trace the history of Islam in India through the majestic art and architecture of the Muslim dynasties.
Consider the making of an Afro-Atlantic art/ethos by examining specific artwork and the art of selected emissaries of a Black Atlantic consciousness.
Take a visual journey through stories of the Old and New Testaments that are frequently depicted in art.
Explore the most important developments in architecture since the 1990s—ideas, ideologies, projects, buildings, and cities.
Find out why camera art continues to shatter auction records by surveying cutting-edge work by legendary photographers, from both past and present.
Gain a new level of appreciation and understanding of modern art through the study of symbols.
Explore art in the Western tradition through guided discussions at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Learn about the great monuments of the world, including the history, cultures, and personages surrounding these buildings.
Examine important buildings from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries in New York City’s Civic Center and Financial District in Lower Manhattan.
Study the artists of impressionism and postimpressionism, and examine the expression and depiction in their artwork.
Explore the work of Matisse and Picasso, as well as the beginnings of abstract art and the development of German expressionism and Italian futurism.
Explore 20th-century depictions of New York City created by artists from precisionists to abstract expressionists.
Explore the content and use of signs and symbols in art, and understand how they can open up entirely new levels of meaning and interpretation.
This course is a study of some of the great private art collections that have been bequeathed to the Met Museum over the years.
At the Met, study some of the finest paintings produced during the Dutch Golden Age, including masterpieces by Rembrandt, Hals, and Vermeer.
Explore the historical, aesthetic, and ideological background of the Bauhaus.
Learn about the advent of modern architecture, as well as the concepts and vocabulary crucial to understanding its architects and buildings.