Art History: New York's Masterpieces
There is no better city than New York in which to see and study exquisite art that is filled with stories of love, intrigue, and pathos. In this course for aspiring artists, art historians, and the intellectually and visually curious alike, spend each class session visiting one of the great museums or galleries in the City, viewing and discussing art close at hand to discover both minute details and broad themes. Among great works we will visit and discuss are the Unicorn Tapestries at The Cloisters; Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party at the Brooklyn Museum; Edward Hopper’s Early Sunday Morning at the Whitney; the great impressionist collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; and dozens of other paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts. Throughout the course, discover that art history is a visual way to explore how people have lived, thought, and moved for centuries, with surprising links to the world we know today. By the last session, you will have learned the rudiments of crafting a brief visual analysis of a favorite painting or sculpture, and you will have the opportunity to serve as a docent and present a work of art to your classmates.
You'll Walk Away with
- An understanding of how art history is a visual way of exploring how people have lived, thought, and moved for centuries
- A brief peer-reviewed analysis of a favorite painting or sculpture for your portfolio
- High school students who have completed grades 9, 10, or 11
- High school students interested in a career in the art world