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.
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.
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.
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.
Explore the history of modernism’s fascinating artistic ferment and experimentation in Vienna and throughout the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Consider the making of an Afro-Atlantic art/ethos by examining specific artwork and the art of selected emissaries of a Black Atlantic consciousness.
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.
Step into a survey of contemporary art as you explore the roles of the artist and the audience.
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.
Learn about and discuss major works of art in the Met Museum within the contexts of symbolism, individual expression, and changing styles.
This course explores the increasingly porous border between high and low culture and between art and fashion.
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 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.
Learn about the advent of modern architecture, as well as the concepts and vocabulary crucial to understanding its architects and buildings.