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Independent Study

Independent study offers students the opportunity to pursue research in areas beyond the range of the standard curriculum. Requirements are determined by the student and …

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501
Survey of the Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture II
Deborah L. Krohn
Lecture Hall
MON 5:00pm – 7:30pm

This two-semester, team-taught course, required of all entering MA students, and PhD students who have not taken a course deemed comparable, traces major historical developments …

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565
Twentieth-Century Fashion
Michele Majer
5th Floor Classroom
TUE 9:30am – 12:00pm

This seminar presents a cultural study of European and American women’s dress from the Belle Époque through the 1980s. Within a chronological framework that …

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646
Interiors in China
François Louis
5th Floor Classroom
WED 9:30am – 12:00pm

"Ah, when a man constructs a house, embellishes it with fine furnishings, and dwells therein, he finds it difficult to avoid an attitude of proud …

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730
The Social Lives of Things: The Anthropology of Art and Material Culture
Aaron Glass
5th Floor Classroom
MON 9:30am – 12:00pm

This course will survey anthropological theories of art and material culture with a cross-cultural purview and a concentration on indigenous societies in colonial and contemporary …

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772
The Aesthetic Movement: Designing Modernity, 1865–1905
Paul Stirton
5th Floor Classroom
WED 1:30pm – 4:00pm

This course examines manifestations of ‘modernity’ in British design, from the Aesthetic Movement of the 1860s to the “New Art” tendencies around 1900, with reference to …

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931
News from Nowhere: Design and Utopia
Freyja Hartzell
5th Floor Classroom
FRI 1:30pm – 4:00pm

What is the purpose of design? At some level, all design aspires to change the world in which we live, and with it, our experience …

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955
Craft and the Counterculture
Elissa Auther
5th Floor Classroom
TUE 1:30pm – 4:00pm

This seminar focuses on craft in the American Counterculture of the 1960s and 70s as well as its legacy in contemporary creative practice. In …

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985
British Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Intensive Research and Cataloging
Elizabeth Cleland, Susan Weber
5th Floor Classroom
WED 1:30pm – 4:00pm

This collaboration between BGC and the European Sculpture and Decorative Arts department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art offers an intensive and practical course on …

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986
Principles of Connoisseurship: How to Look at Ceramics
Charlotte Vignon
The Frick, 1 East 70th Street
MON 1:30pm – 4:00pm

This class will provide a study of ceramics within a broad chronological scope, from sixteenth-century Italian maiolica to contemporary porcelain. Students will gain a connoisseurial …

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986
“Where Then Is Our William Morris?”: Global Legacies of Art and Craft
Antonia Behan
2nd Floor Classroom
TUE 9:30am – 12:00pm

This course will examine the legacies of William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement around the world. We will look at a variety of …

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987
Sachlichkeit in Germany and Austria, 1890-1950
Peter N. Miller, Freyja Hartzell
5th Floor Classroom
THU 1:30pm – 4:00pm

The German term Sachlichkeit is central to the development and interpretation of twentieth-century modernism—and yet it is rarely fully understood.  In 1936, design historian …

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987
Metamorphosis in the Arts of Early Modernity and Beyond
Andrew Morrall
5th Floor Classroom
THU 9:30am – 12:00pm

This course will pursue the theme of metamorphosis in Renaissance art and decoration, in terms of narrative illustration but also as a ruling metaphor and …

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990
From Jerusalem to Sepphoris: Daily Life in the Jewish Realm
Zeev Weiss
2nd Floor Classroom
TUE 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Archaeological finds uncovered throughout ancient Palestine shed important light on the daily life, material culture, and social behavior of the local Jewish population (1st through …

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991
Archaeologies of American Life
Meredith B. Linn
2nd Floor Classroom
THU 9:30am – 12:00pm

Colonization, slavery, immigration, industrialization, westward expansion, and community—these are large topics central to the history and identity of the United States. Particular narratives about …

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992
What Is Jewelry History?
Donna Bilak
5th Floor Classroom
FRI 9:30am – 12:00pm

How do we study a thing for which there is no formal disciplinary framework? How do we (and should we) syncretize the diverse practices, textual …

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