Art History

  • Realms of Buddhist Art • AHGL173W04

    This five-session workshop examines the extensive evolution, migration and adaptation of art in Buddhism, from its birthplace in India, through East and Southeast Asia. Each session includes presentations and discussions on the different regional varieties of Buddhist art, and the class ends with...

    Gary Liu  
    Nov. 3-Dec. 8
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    Fri 10am–noon (5 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • The American Mid-Century • AHGL173W01

    Get more out of the milestone exhibition Abstract Expressionism: Looking East from the Far West with this introduction to the traditional understood roots of the movement in early 20th-century abstraction and Surrealism, its well-known development in the New York School, and the major immediate r...

    Gary Liu & Theresa Papanikolas  
    Sep. 22-Oct. 27
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    Fri 10am–noon (6 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Daoism and the Arts of Asia • AHAR173W03

    From the elaborate internal visualizations of its priests to the spectacular color paintings of its ritual arenas, the Daoist tradition offers a wealth of visual materials for students of art history. This lecture series explores the art and visual culture of Daoism in five thematic installments....

    Aaron Reich  
    Nov. 7-Dec. 5
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    Tue 2-4pm (5 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Daoism & Landscape Painting in China • AHAR172W02

    Throughout its history, the art of landscape painting in China has had close ties to religious thought and practice. This course focuses on Daoism—one of China's "Three Teachings" (Buddhism, Confucianism, and Daoism)—and explores three places where it intersects with the tradition of ...

    Aaron Reich  
    Aug. 7-Aug. 21
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    Mon 2–4pm (3 sessions) Past_exhib_su17_ah_02
  • Burial Art in Early China • AHAR173W02

    This short lecture series explores burial art from early China across three specific sites. In the first week, we examine one of China's best-known burial sites, the tomb of the First Emperor, with a focus on the Terracotta Army. By looking closely at these sculptures’ individual details, t...

    Aaron Reich  
    Oct. 3-Oct. 17
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    Tue 2-4pm (3 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02