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.
Gain a community-based view of how neighborhoods use the New York City Landmarks Law to determine the future of their communities.
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 historical, aesthetic, and ideological background of the Bauhaus.
Learn about prominent contemporary photographers and the stylistic approaches they use to depict the human body, architecture, and other subjects.
Learn about the artistic achievements of Spain and the Netherlands and discover unexpected affinities among its legendary artists.
Explore 400-plus years of urban and suburban architecture in the United States.
Explore art and architecture of and learn about daily life in ancient Rome.
Learn the art of connoisseurship, and gain an understanding of why one artist or painting is considered to be “better” than another.
Learn about key German artists from 1880 to 1945 and their contribution to artistic movements, from impressionism to the Bauhaus.
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 masterpieces from the Dutch Golden Age in conjunction with a new exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Learn about the mixed-media movement of “outsider art”—its history, influences, artists, and presence in New York collections.
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.
Follow art deco’s impact on Manhattan architecture, from south to north, through a series of walking tours.
Learn about the historical contexts and events that spurred revolution in art, music, and literature in New York and Paris in the 1870s and 1910s.
Visit the most important exhibits currently showing in New York, and develop an understanding of the aesthetics of modern art.
Learn about the history of interior design and its classical influences.
Explore the final works of the world’s great artists and the practice of making art in advanced age.
In time for its 60th anniversary, learn about the Guggenheim’s history, architectural legacy, and influence on modern and contemporary art.
Explore collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, with a focus on the artistic and cultural contribution of people of color.
Learn about studio art techniques, art history, and art appreciation in this concentrated seminar.
Explore the history of modernism’s fascinating artistic ferment and experimentation in Vienna and throughout the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Explore New York’s history through art from its colonial beginnings to the 20th century.
Learn about significant women artists from the Renaissance in Europe through the 19th century in the United States.
Learn about prominent contemporary photographers and their stylistic approaches to depicting fashion, nudes, architecture, and scenes from daily life.
Learn about prominent contemporary photographers and the stylistic approaches they use to depict portraits, landscape, still life, and street scenes.
This course covers art, architecture, politics, planning, and urban technology in London, Paris, and New York in the 20th century.
View the history of cityscape art, from Bellini’s paintings to Wiltshire’s drawings, including the great tradition of urban printmaking.
Explore New York City’s cultural history from the 1910s to the 1970s through art, literature, and architecture.