2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog

History of Art

Students may complete a major or minor in History of Art.

Faculty

David Cast, Professor and the Eugenia Chase Guild Chair in the Humanities
Erica R. Cho, Visiting Assistant Professor in History of Art and Film Studies
Rebecca J. DeRoo, Visiting Assistant Professor
Christiane Hertel, Professor (on leave semesters I and II)
Homay King, Associate Professor and Interim Director of the Center for Visual Culture
Steven Levine, Professor of History of Art on the Leslie Clark Professorship in the Humanities
Gridley McKim-Smith, Professor of History of Art on the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Professorship in the Humanities (on leave semester I)
Roya Z. Rastegar, Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Humanities
Lisa Saltzman, Chair and Professor
Alicia Wilcox Walker, Assistant Professor of History of Art on the Marie Neuberger Fund for the Study of Arts (on leave semesters I and II)
Michelle Wang, Instructor

The curriculum in History of Art immerses students in the study of visual culture. Structured by a set of evolving disciplinary concerns, students learn to interpret the visual through methodologies dedicated to the historical, the material, the critical, and the theoretical. Majors are encouraged to supplement courses taken in the department with history of art courses offered at Haverford, Swarthmore, and the University of Pennsylvania. Majors are also encouraged to study abroad for a semester.

Major Requirements

The major requires ten units, approved by the major adviser. A usual sequence of courses would include at least one 100-level “critical approaches” seminar, four 200-level lecture courses, three 300-level seminars, and senior conference I and II in the fall and spring semesters of senior year. In the course of their departmental studies, students are strongly encouraged to take courses across media and areas, and in at least three of the following fields of study: Ancient and Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque, Modern and Contemporary, Film, and Non-Western.

With the approval of the major adviser, courses in fine arts or with significant curricular investment in visual studies may be counted toward the fulfillment of the distribution requirements, such as courses in ancient art offered by the Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology department or in architecture by the Growth and Structure of Cities department. Similarly, courses in art history taken abroad or at another institution in the United States may be counted. Generally, no more than two such courses may be counted toward the major requirements.

A senior paper, based on independent research and using scholarly methods of historical and/or critical interpretation must be submitted at the end of the spring semester. Generally 25-40 pages in length, the senior paper represents the culmination of the departmental experience.

Honors

Seniors whose work is outstanding will be invited to submit an honors thesis instead of the senior paper. Two or three faculty members discuss the completed thesis with the honors candidate in a one-hour oral examination.

Minor Requirements

A minor in history of art requires six units: one or two 100-level courses and four or five others selected in consultation with the major adviser.

COURSES

HART B100 The Stuff of Art
An introduction to chemistry through fine arts, this course emphasizes the close relationship of the fine arts, especially painting, to the development of chemistry and its practice. The historical role of the material in the arts, in alchemy and in the developing science of chemistry, will be discussed, as well as the synergy between these areas. Relevant principles of chemistry will be illustrated through the handling, synthesis and/or transformations of the material. This course does not count towards chemistry major requirements, and is not suitable for premedical programs. Lecture 90 minutes, laboratory three hours a week. Enrollment limited to 20.
Requirement(s): Division II with Lab
Crosslisting(s): CHEM-B100
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

HART B104 Critical Approaches to Visual Representation: The Classical Tradition
An investigation of the historical and philosophical ideas of the classical, with particular attention to the Italian Renaissance and the continuance of its formulations throughout the Westernized world.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Cast,D.
(Fall 2013)

HART B106 Art of the Global Middle Ages
This course considers the art and architecture of the middle ages from a global perspective and surveys artistic interaction between Europe, Africa, and Asia from the fourth to fifteenth century. Emphasis is placed on theories of globalism and their articulation in relation to medieval cultures and history.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

HART B107 Critical Approaches to Visual Representation: Self and Other in the Arts of France
A study of artists’ self-representations in the context of the philosophy and psychology of their time, with particular attention to issues of political patronage, gender and class, power and desire.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts towards: Gender and Sexuality Studies
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Levine,S.
(Spring 2014)

HART B108 Critical Approaches to Visual Representation: Women, Feminism, and History of Art
An investigation of the history of art since the Renaissance organized around the practice of women artists, the representation of women in art, and the visual economy of the gaze.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts towards: Gender and Sexuality Studies
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Saltzman,L.
(Spring 2014)

HART B110 Critical Approaches to Visual Representation: Identification in the Cinema
An introduction to the analysis of film through particular attention to the role of the spectator. Why do moving images compel our fascination? How exactly do film spectators relate to the people, objects, and places that appear on the screen? Wherein lies the power of images to move, attract, repel, persuade, or transform its viewers? In this course, students will be introduced to film theory through the rich and complex topic of identification. We will explore how points of view are framed in cinema, and how those viewing positions differ from those of still photography, advertising, video games, and other forms of media. Students will be encouraged to consider the role the cinematic medium plays in influencing our experience of a film: how it is not simply a film’s content, but the very form of representation that creates interactions between the spectator and the images on the screen. Film screenings include Psycho, Being John Malkovich, and others. Course is geared to freshman and those with no prior film instruction. Fulfills History of Art major 100-level course requirement, Film Studies minor Introductory course or Theory course requirement. Syllabus is subject to change at instructor’s discretion.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts towards: Film Studies
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): King,H.
(Fall 2013)

HART B125 Classical Myths in Art and in the Sky
This course explores Greek and Roman mythology using an archaeological and art historical approach, focusing on the ways in which the traditional tales of the gods and heroes were depicted, developed and transmitted in the visual arts such as vase painting and architectural sculpture, as well as projected into the natural environment.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Crosslisting(s): ARCH-B125; CSTS-B125
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Lindenlauf,A.
(Fall 2013)

HART B140 The Visual Culture of the Ancient Near East
The visual culture of ancient Mesopotamia, a region with its heartland in modern Iraq, from the first city to the fall of Babylon in 539 BCE, includes images designed to gain favor of the gods, promote royal achievements and adorn the deceased on the journey to the afterlife. Particular emphasis placed on the visual analysis of royal and elite artistic production of architecture, sculpture and cylinder seals.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Counts towards: Middle East Studies
Crosslisting(s): ARCH-B140
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

HART B190 The Form of the City: Urban Form from Antiquity to the Present
This course studies the city as a three-dimensional artifact. A variety of factors—geography, economic and population structure, politics, planning, and aesthetics—are considered as determinants of urban form.
Requirement(s): Division I or Division III
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Crosslisting(s): CITY-B190; ANTH-B190
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Hein,C.
(Spring 2014)

HART B204 Greek Sculpture
One of the best preserved categories of evidence for ancient Greek culture is sculpture. The Greeks devoted immense resources to producing sculpture that encompassed many materials and forms and served a variety of important social functions. This course examines sculptural production in Greece and neighboring lands from the Bronze Age through the fourth century B.C.E. with special attention to style, iconography and historical and social context.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Crosslisting(s): ARCH-B205
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

HART B205 Introduction to Film
This course is intended to provide students with the tools of critical film analysis. Through readings of images and sounds, sections of films and entire narratives, students will cultivate the habits of critical viewing and establish a foundation for focused work in film studies. The course introduces formal and technical units of cinematic meaning and categories of genre and history that add up to the experiences and meanings we call cinema. Although much of the course material will focus on the Hollywood style of film, examples will be drawn from the history of cinema. Attendance at weekly screenings is mandatory.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts towards: Film Studies
Crosslisting(s): ENGL-B205
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Nguyen,H.
(Spring 2014)

HART B206 Hellenistic and Roman Sculpture
This course surveys the sculpture produced from the fourth century B.C.E. to the fourth century C.E., the period beginning with the death of Alexander the Great that saw the transformation of the classical world through the rise of Rome and the establishment and expansion of the Roman Empire. Style, iconography, and production will be studied in the contexts of the culture of the Hellenistic kingdoms, the Roman appropriation of Greek culture, the role of art in Roman society, and the significance of Hellenistic and Roman sculpture in the post-antique classical tradition.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Crosslisting(s): ARCH-B206
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

HART B209 Topics in Chinese Cultural History
This is a topics course. Topics vary.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Crosslisting(s): EAST-B210
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

HART B211 Topics in Medieval History
Cross listed with HIST B211 when the topic is appropriate.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

HART B212 Medieval Architecture
This course takes a broad geographic and chronological scope, allowing for full exposure to the rich variety of objects and monuments that fall under the rubric of “medieval” art and architecture. We focus on the Latin and Byzantine Christian traditions, but also consider works of art and architecture from the Islamic and Jewish spheres. Topics to be discussed include: the role of religion in artistic development and expression; secular traditions of medieval art and culture; facture and materiality in the art of the middle ages; the use of objects and monuments to convey political power and social prestige; gender dynamics in medieval visual culture; and the contribution of medieval art and architecture to later artistic traditions.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Crosslisting(s): CITY-B212
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

HART B213 Theory in Practice:Critical Discourses in the Humanities
This is a topics course. Topics vary. An examination in English of leading theories of interpretation from Classical Tradition to Modern and Post-Modern Time.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Crosslisting(s): ITAL-B213; RUSS-B253; PHIL-B253; GERM-B213
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Monserrati,M.
(Fall 2013)

HART B215 Russian Avant-Garde Art, Literature and Film
This course focuses on Russian avant-garde painting, literature and cinema at the start of the 20th century. Moving from Imperial Russian art to Stalinist aesthetics, we explore the rise of non-objective painting (Malevich, Kandinsky, etc.), ground-breaking literature (Bely, Mayakovsky), and revolutionary cinema (Vertov, Eisenstein). No knowledge of Russian required.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts towards: Film Studies
Crosslisting(s): RUSS-B215
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Harte,T.
(Spring 2014)

HART B216 The City of Naples
The city of Naples emerged during the Later Middle Ages as the capital of a Kingdom and one of the most influential cities in the Mediterranean region. What led to the city’s rise, and what effect did the city as a cultural, political, and economic force have on the rest of the region and beyond? This course will familiarize students with the art, architecture, culture, and institutions that made the city one of the most influential in Europe and the Mediterranean region during the Late Middle Ages. Topics include court painters in service to the crown, female monastic spaces and patronage, and the revival of dynastic tomb sculpture.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Crosslisting(s): ITAL-B215; CITY-B216
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Harper,A.
(Spring 2014)

HART B229 Topics in Comparative Urbanism
This is a topics course.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Crosslisting(s): ANTH-B229; CITY-B229; SOCL-B230;  EAST-B229
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): McDonogh,G.

Spring 2014: Current topic description: Comparative Urbanism insists that our understanding of cities must incorporate systematic analysis, testing theory and practice. This year, the class explores questions raised about cities through crime literature, ranging from depictions of criminality (across race, class and gender) to visions of form and movement. The key cities for comparison this year will be Barcelona, Los Angeles, Havana, Buenos Aires and Shanghai. Readings will include literary sources, films and social histories.

HART B230 Renaissance Art
A survey of painting in Florence and Rome in the 15th and 16th centuries (Giotto, Masaccio, Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael), with particular attention to contemporary intellectual, social, and religious developments.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Cast,D.
(Spring 2014)

HART B234 Picturing Women in Classical Antiquity
We investigate representations of women in different media in ancient Greece and Rome, examining the cultural stereotypes of women and the gender roles that they reinforce. We also study the daily life of women in the ancient world, the objects that they were associated with in life and death and their occupations.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts towards: Gender and Sexuality Studies
Crosslisting(s): ARCH-B234; CSTS-B234
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

HART B238 Topics: The History of Cinema 1895 to 1945
This is a topics course. Topics vary.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts towards: Film Studies
Crosslisting(s): ENGL-B238; RUSS-B238; COML-B238
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Harte,T.
(Fall 2013)

HART B241 New Visual Worlds in the Spanish Empire 1492 - 1820
The events of 1492 changed the world. Visual works made at the time of the Conquest of the Caribbean, Mexico and South America by Spain and Portugal reveal multiple and often conflicting political, racial and ethnic agendas.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

HART B242 Material Identities in Latin America 1820 - 2010
Revolutions in Latin America begin around 1810. By the 20th and 21st centuries, there is an international viewership for the works of Latin American artists, and in the 21st century the production of Latina and Latino artists living in the United States becomes particularly important.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): McKim-Smith,G.
(Spring 2014)

HART B250 Nineteenth-Century Art in France
Close attention is selectively given to the work of Cézanne, Courbet, David, Degas, Delacroix, Géricault, Ingres, Manet, and Monet. Extensive readings in art criticism are required.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

HART B253 Before Modernism: Architecture and Urbanism of the 18th and 19th Centuries
The course frames the topic of architecture before the impact of 20th century Modernism, with a special focus on the two prior centuries - especially the 19th - in ways that treat them on their own terms rather than as precursors of more modern technologies and forms of expression. The course will integrate urbanistic and vernacular perspectives alongside more familiar landmark exemplars. Key goals and components of the course will include attaining a facility within pertinent bibliographical and digital landscapes, formal analysis and research skills exercised in writing projects, class field-trips, and a nuanced mastery of the narratives embodied in the architecture of these centuries.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Crosslisting(s): CITY-B253
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

HART B254 History of Modern Architecture
A survey of the development of modern architecture since the 18th century. The course focuses on international networks in the transmission of architectural ideas since 1890.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Crosslisting(s): CITY-B254
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

HART B255 Survey of American Architecture
An examination of landmarks, patterns, contexts, architectural decision-makers and motives of various players in the creation of the American built environment over the course of four centuries. The course will address the sequence of examples that comprise the master narrative of the traditional survey course, while also casting a questioning eye, probing the relation of this canon to the wider realms of building in the United States.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Crosslisting(s): CITY-B255
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Cohen,J.
(Fall 2013)

HART B266 Contemporary Art
America, Europe and beyond, from the 1950s to the present, in visual media and visual theory.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Critical Interpretation (CI)
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

HART B268 Greek and Roman Architecture
A survey of Greek and Roman architecture taking into account building materials, construction techniques, various forms of architecture in their urban and religious settings from an historical and social perspective.
Approach: Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Crosslisting(s): ARCH-B268; CITY-B268
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

HART B272 Since 1960: Contemporary Art and Theory
Lectures and readings will examine major movements in contemporary art, including Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Performance, Postmodernism, and Installation Art. We will examine the dialogue between visual works and critical texts by Roland Barthes, Claire Bishop, Frederic Jameson, Adrian Piper, and Kobena Mercer, among others.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): DeRoo,R.
(Fall 2013)

HART B280 Video Practices: Analog to Digital
This course explores the history and theory of video art from the late 1960’s to the present. The units include: aesthetics; activisim; access; performance; and institutional critique. We will reflect on early video’s “utopian moment” and its manifestation in the current new media revolution. Feminist, people of color and queer productions will constitute the majority of our corpus. Prerequisite: ENGL/HART B205 Intro to Film or consent of the instructor.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Counts towards: Gender and Sexuality Studies; Film Studies
Crosslisting(s): ENGL-B280
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

HART B282 Arts of Sub-Saharan Africa
This course examines the significant artistic and architectural traditions of African cultures south of the Sahara in their religious, philosophical, political, and social aspects.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts towards: Africana Studies
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

HART B299 History of Narrative Cinema, 1945 to the present
This course surveys the history of narrative film from 1945 through contemporary cinema. We will analyze a chronological series of styles and national cinemas, including Classical Hollywood, Italian Neorealism, the French New Wave, and other post-war movements and genres. Viewings of canonical films will be supplemented by more recent examples of global cinema. While historical in approach, this course emphasizes the theory and criticism of the sound film, and we will consider various methodological approaches to the aesthetic, socio-political, and psychological dimensions of cinema. Readings will provide historical context, and will introduce students to key concepts in film studies such as realism, formalism, spectatorship, the auteur theory, and genre studies. Fulfills the history requirement or the introductory course requirement for the Film Studies minor.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts towards: Film Studies
Crosslisting(s): ENGL-B299
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): King,H.
(Spring 2014)

HART B300 The Curator in the Museum
This course provides an introduction to theoretical and practical aspects of museums and to the links between practice and theory that are the defining characteristic of the museum curator’s work today. The challenges and opportunities confronting curators and their colleagues, peers, audiences, and constituents will be addressed through readings, discussions, guest presentations, writings, and individual and group projects.
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

HART B301 Making an Exhibition: Perspectives on Museums
This course connects the theory and practice of museum exhibitions and other activities – and addresses the conceptual and organizational development of museums during the twentieth century and today – through the development, implementation, and assessment of an exhibition and related programs. Students will study the history and practice of museum exhibition-making while organizing a major public exhibition. They will work individually and as members of groups with student colleagues, with Bryn Mawr College faculty and staff, and with guests selected for their expertise in and knowledge of a range of museum activities and perspectives. The theory and practice of museum exhibition influences and relies upon methodological, anthropological, art historical, philosophical, historical, sociological, psychological, and organizational perspectives on the prominent place museums occupy in this culture. The course will consist of a series of encounters between the practice of, and reflection on, making an exhibition. Recommended Preparation: Relevant coursework in history of art, fine arts, archaeology, anthropology, history, or other fields in which museums play a prominent role.
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Wallace,B.
(Spring 2014)

HART B305 Classical Bodies
An examination of the conceptions of the human body evidenced in Greek and Roman art and literature, with emphasis on issues that have persisted in the Western tradition. Topics include the fashioning of concepts of male and female standards of beauty and their implications; conventions of visual representation; the nude; clothing and its symbolism; the athletic ideal; physiognomy; medical theory and practice; the visible expression of character and emotions; and the formulation of the “classical ideal” in antiquity and later times.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Counts towards: Gender and Sexuality Studies
Crosslisting(s): ARCH-B303; COML-B313
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

HART B306 Film Theory
An introduction to major developments in film theory and criticism. Topics covered include: the specificity of film form; cinematic realism; the cinematic “author”; the politics and ideology of cinema; the relation between cinema and language; spectatorship, identification, and subjectivity; archival and historical problems in film studies; the relation between film studies and other disciplines of aesthetic and social criticism. Each week of the syllabus pairs critical writing(s) on a central principle of film analysis with a cinematic example. Class will be divided between discussion of critical texts and attempts to apply them to a primary cinematic text.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Counts towards: Film Studies
Crosslisting(s): ENGL-B306; COML-B306
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

HART B311 Topics in Medieval Art
This is a topics course. Topics vary.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Counts towards: Middle East Studies
Crosslisting(s): HIST-B311; CITY-B312
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

HART B323 Topics in Renaissance Art
Selected subjects in Italian art from painting, sculpture, and architecture between the years 1400 and 1600.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Crosslisting(s): CITY-B323
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Cast,D.
(Spring 2014)

HART B324 Roman Architecture
The course gives special attention to the architecture and topography of ancient Rome from the origins of the city to the later Roman Empire. At the same time, general issues in architecture and planning with particular reference to Italy and the provinces from republic to empire are also addressed. These include public and domestic spaces,structures, settings and uses, urban infrastructure, the relationship of towns and territories, “suburban” and working villas, and frontier settlements. Prerequisite: ARCH 102.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Crosslisting(s): CSTS-B324; ARCH-B324
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

HART B330 Architecture and Identity in Italy: Renaissance to the Present
How is architecture used to shape our understanding of past and current identities? This course looks at the ways in which architecture has been understood to represent, and used to shape regional, national, ethnic, and gender identities in Italy from the Renaissance to the present. The class focuses on Italy’s classical traditions, and looks at the ways in which architects and theorists have accepted or rejected the peninsula’s classical roots. Subjects studied include Baroque Architecture, the Risorgimento, Futurism, Fascism, and colonialism. Course readings include Vitruvius, Leon Battista Alberti, Giorgio Vasari, Jacob Burckhardt, and Alois Riegl, among others.
Crosslisting(s): ITAL-B330; CITY-B330
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Harper,A.
(Fall 2013)

HART B334 Topics in Film Studies
This is a topics course. Topics vary.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Counts towards: Gender and Sexuality Studies; Film Studies
Crosslisting(s): ENGL-B334
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Rastegar,R.

Fall 2013: Current topic description: This course examines contemporary cinematic images produced in Middle Eastern and Arab countries and in their Diasporas. In his groundbreaking text Orientalism, Edward Said argued that Western representations of the “East” are constructed through an inverted mirror reflection of the West. Grounded in postcolonial theory and film studies, students will explore the role of cultural formation through moving image production and circulation.

HART B336 Topics in Film
This course examines experimental film and video from the 1930’s to present. It will concentrate on the use of found footage: the reworking of existing imagery in order to generate new aesthetic frameworks and cultural meanings. Key issues to be explored include copyright, piracy, archive, activism, affect, aesthetics, interactivity and fandom.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Counts towards: Film Studies
Crosslisting(s): ENGL-B336
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

HART B340 Topics in Baroque Art
This is a topics course. Topics vary.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Counts towards: Gender and Sexuality Studies
Crosslisting(s): COML-B340
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

HART B348 Advanced Topics in German Cultural Studies
This is a topics course. Topics vary. Topic for 2011-12 was The Transnational Cosmopolitanism of Swiss Literature.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Counts towards: Gender and Sexuality Studies
Crosslisting(s): GERM-B321; COML-B321; CITY-B319
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

HART B350 Topics in Modern Art
This is a topics course. Topics vary.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Levine,S., Wallace,B.

Fall 2013: Current topic description: This course will study the history of modern art from the Armory Show of 1913 to the present through the example of a collection of paintings, drawings, and prints that will become the object of an exhibition to be mounted by students in the Canaday Library. In the fall, Professor Steven Levine will present the art historical context of the artists’ work and in the spring, Curator Brian Wallace will guide the students through all the practical phases of putting on the show. 

HART B354 Gender and Contemporary Art
We will examine artists from 1960 to the present whose work thematizes gender, including Robert Morris, Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith, and Mike Kelley.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Counts towards: Gender and Sexuality Studies
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): DeRoo,R.
(Spring 2014)

HART B355 Topics in the History of London
Selected topics of social, literary, and architectural concern in the history of London, emphasizing London since the 18th century.
Requirement(s): Division I or Division III
Crosslisting(s): HIST-B355; CITY-B355
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

HART B359 Topics in Classical Art and Archaeology
This is a topics course. Topics vary. A research-oriented course taught in seminar format, treating issues of current interest in Greek and Roman art and archaeology. Prerequisites: 200-level coursework in some aspect of classical or related cultures, archeology or art history.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Crosslisting(s): HART-B358; CSTS-B359
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Donohue,A.

Fall 2013: Current topic description: The topic is “illustration,” broadly construed, and considered as both a subject of and a tool for study. The course will include discussions of common readings and individual reports. Emphasis will be on primary materials and their interpretation. The course will involve a wide range of ancient and modern cognitive, technical, and historical issues such as the visual presentation of information, the documentation of artifacts, and the evidentiary value of illustrations.

HART B362 The African Art Collection
This seminar will introduce students to the African art holdings that are part of the Art and Archaeology Collections.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Counts towards: Africana Studies
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

HART B367 Asian American Film, Video and New Media
The course explores the role of pleasure in the production, reception, and performance of Asian American identities in film, video, and the internet, taking as its focus the sexual representation of Asian Americans in works produced by Asian American artists from 1915 to present. In several units of the course, we will study graphic sexual representations, including pornographic images and sex acts some may find objectionable. Students should be prepared to engage analytically with all class material. To maintain an atmosphere of mutual respect and solidarity among the participants in the class, no auditors will be allowed.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Counts towards: Gender and Sexuality Studies; Film Studies
Crosslisting(s): ENGL-B367
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

HART B372 Feminist Art and Theory, 1970-Present
How have feminist artists and theorists challenged the conventions of art history? This course begins with the feminist art world activism that arose in the 1970s in the context of the women’s liberation movement and continues through current issues in global feminism. In the 1970s, feminist activist artists sought to establish new forms of art education, venues for exhibition, theoretical writing, and creative working methods to provide alternatives to traditional art institutions and art criticism. We will examine how current artists, building on this recent history, continue to develop feminist aesthetics and politics in a variety of contemporary practices, including installation art, multi-media art, and performance.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Counts towards: Gender and Sexuality Studies
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): DeRoo,R.
(Fall 2013)

HART B373 Contemporary Art in Exhibition: Museums and Beyond
How does the collection and display of artwork create meanings beyond the individual art object? In recent decades, enormous shifts have occurred in exhibition design as artwork projected from the walls of the museum, moved outdoors to the space of the street, and eventually went online. We will study an array of contemporary exhibition practices and sites in their social and historical contexts, including the temporary exhibition, “the white cube,” the “black box,” museum installations, international biennials, and websites. During the seminar, we will examine how issues such as patronage, avant-gardism, globalization, and identity politics have progressively brought museums and other exhibition spaces into question.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): DeRoo,R.
(Fall 2013)

HART B377 Topics in Modern Architecture
This is a topics course. Topics vary.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Crosslisting(s): CITY-B377
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Hein,C.

Spring 2014: Current topic description: This course examines the current multitude of projects for livable and sustainable cities and the paths proposed to achieve them. Following on a discussion of theories and methodologies, we will engage concepts as diverse as Livable Cities, Green Cities, Eco Cities or Transition towns, then continue to study concrete examples from around the world in their global and local context.

HART B380 Topics in Contemporary Art
This is a topics course. Topics vary.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Saltzman,L.

Spring 2014: Current topic description: Poems, novels, films, photographs, paintings, performances, monuments, memorials, even comics have engaged us with the traumatic history of the Holocaust. Our task will be to examine such cultural objects, aided by the extensive body of the critical, historical, theoretical, and ethical writings through which such work has been variously critiqued and commended.

HART B397 Junior Seminar
Designed to introduce majors to the canonical texts in the field of art history and to formalize their understanding of art history as a discipline. Required of and limited to History of Art majors.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

HART B398 Senior Conference I
A critical review of the discipline of art history in preparation for the senior thesis. Required of all senior majors.
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Levine,S., DeRoo,R.
(Fall 2013)

HART B399 Senior Conference II
A seminar for the discussion of senior thesis research and such theoretical and historical concerns as may be appropriate. Interim oral reports. Required of all majors; culminates in the senior thesis.
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Cast,D., DeRoo,R.
(Spring 2014)

HART B403 Supervised Work
Advanced students may do independent research under the supervision of a faculty member whose special competence coincides with the area of the proposed research. Consent of the supervising faculty member and of the major adviser is required.
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Dept. staff, TBA
(Fall 2013)

HART B403 Supervised Work
Advanced students may do independent research under the supervision of a faculty member whose special competence coincides with the area of the proposed research. Consent of the supervising faculty member and of the major adviser is required.
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Dept. staff, TBA
(Spring 2014)

HART B425 Praxis III
Students are encouraged to develop internship projects in the college’s collections and other art institutions in the region.
Counts towards: Praxis Program
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

HART B610 Topics in Medieval Art
This is a topics course. Topics vary.
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

HART B630 Topics in Renaissance Art
This is a topics course. Topics vary. Selected topics in 16th-century Italian art and its subsequent historiography
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

HART B636 Vasari
This seminar focuses on Giorgio Vasari as painter and architect and above all as a founder of the Florentine Academy and the writer of the first modern history of the arts. Topics covered range across the arts of that time and then the questions any such critical accounting of the arts calls up, imitation, invention, the notion of the artist and however it is possible to capture in words what seems often to be beyond them.
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Cast,D.
(Fall 2013)

HART B640 Topics in Baroque Art: Spanish Painting and Sculpture
This is a topics course. Topics vary.
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

HART B645 Problems in Representation
This seminar examines, as philosophy and history, the idea of realism, as seen in the visual arts since the Renaissance and beyond to the 19th and 20th centuries.
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

HART B650 Topics in Modern Art
This is a topics course. Topics vary. Admission by permission of the instructor.
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

HART B671 Topics in German Art
This is a topics course. Topics vary.
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2013-14)

HART B672 Feminist Art and Theory, 1970-Present
How have feminist artists and theorists challenged the conventions of art history? This course begins with the feminist art world activism that arose in the 1970s in the context of the women’s liberation movement and continues through current issues in global feminism. In the 1970s, feminist activist artists sought to establish new forms of art education, venues for exhibition, theoretical writing, and creative working methods to provide alternatives to traditional art institutions and art criticism. We will examine how current artists, building on this recent history, continue to develop feminist aesthetics and politics in a variety of contemporary practices, including installation art, multi-media art, and performance.
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): DeRoo,R.
(Fall 2013)

HART B673 Contemporary Art in Exhibition: Museums and Beyond
How does the collection and display of artwork create meanings beyond the individual art object? In recent decades, enormous shifts have occurred in exhibition design as artwork projected from the walls of the museum, moved outdoors to the space of the street, and eventually went online. We will study an array of contemporary exhibition practices and sites in their social and historical contexts, including the temporary exhibition, “the white cube,” the “black box,” museum installations, international biennials, and websites. During the seminar, we will examine how issues such as patronage, avant-gardism, globalization, and identity politics have progressively brought museums and other exhibition spaces into question.
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): DeRoo,R.
(Fall 2013)

HART B678 Portraiture
This seminar on self-portraiture examines the representation of the individual from the Renaissance to the present in painting, photography, and film. Artists range from Artemisia Gentileschi and Poussin to Cézanne and Cindy Sherman.
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Levine,S.
(Spring 2014)

HART B680 Topics in Contemporary Art
This is a topics course. Topics vary.
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Saltzman,L.

Fall 2013: Current topic description: This seminar will engage the history and theory of photography, as well as its “afterlife” in contemporary art and other forms of visual culture.

HART B701 Supervised Work
Supervised Work
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Cast,D., Levine,S., McKim-Smith,G., DeRoo,R., Walker,A., Hertel,C., Saltzman,L., King,H., Hein,C.
(Spring 2014)