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AH 202 Topics in Theory and Criticism in Art History: Seminar 1
T / 10-12:50 / Dodd 275
Seminar, three hours. Focused studies of various theoretical and critical traditions within art history, concentrating on particular issues, authors, or methodologies either within or across historical and cultural areas. May be repeated for credit with consent of adviser. S/U or letter grading.
AH 230D Modern Art: Enlightenment: Art, Aesthetics, and Empire
R / 3-4:50 / Dodd 275
Seminar, two hours. Changing topics in modern art (including illustration and other popular forms) that reflect interests of particular faculty members. Political and economic factors affecting arts of France and Germany at various times. May be repeated for credit with consent of adviser. S/U or letter grading.
AH 232 Contemporary Art: Seminar 1
F / 2-4:50 / Dodd 275
Seminar, three hours. Selected topics in contemporary art, criticism, and theory. S/U or letter grading.
AH 217B Selected Topics in Medieval Art: Materiality in Art History
F / 11-1:50 / Dodd 275
Lecture, three hours. Variable topics in medieval art that reflect interests of individual regular and/or visiting faculty members. May be repeated twice for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C117B. S/U or letter grading.
AH 236 Topics in African American Art: Idea of Black Art
Tiffany E. Barber
W / 3-5:50 / Dodd 275
(Same as African American Studies M256.) Seminar, three hours. Requisite: course CM235A or CM235B. Topics in African American art from 18th century to present. May be repeated for credit with consent of graduate adviser. S/U or letter grading.
AH M272B Principles, Practice, and Ethics in Conservation of Cultural Heritage
W / 9-11:50 / Dodd 275
(Formerly numbered 272B.) (Same as Conservation M221.) Seminar, three hours. Introduction to preservation of cultural heritage materials, including what should be preserved and why, as well as who should be involved in decision-making process. Use of several examples of issues and problems involved in preservation of works of art, from L.A. Murals to Sistine Chapel, from ancient wall paintings to Statue of Liberty. Discussion of issues of preservation and restoration of these cultural heritage materials both in museum and outdoor environment contexts. Materials and techniques used to make cultural heritage materials, in relation to preservation efforts needed to prevent decay and loss. Introduction to examples of conservation issues related to sites, buildings, monuments, and collections. Ethical and contextual aspects with reference to changing values in conservation of cultural materials, illustrating how cultural materials may have been treated differently according to those values. S/U or letter grading.