What has been unique about New York’s urban and cultural evolution? How have ethnic, racial, and class divisions shaped the history of the city and its museums and monuments? What contributions has New York made to American and global economic and cultural traditions?
Come explore these and other questions in two linked courses and walking tours. AH118: Intro to Art History: The Ancient World from a Non-western Perspective surveys art from around the world beginning in antiquity and touching upon contemporary trends. It also explores the museum tradition, education in the arts, and the art market. HI225: History of New York City explores the history of New York City from the days of Peter Stuyvesant to 9/11, with special attention to the rise of Wall Street, the Civil War Draft Riots, the Harlem Renaissance and the impact of immigration.
You will learn about visual culture, history, art, landscape and architecture in the classroom and experience these sites first-hand in Manhattan. Trips may include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum, The Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Sotheby’s, private art galleries, Central Park, the New York Historical Society, and more.
Date: July 14 – August 2