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501
Survey of the Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture II
Freyja Hartzell
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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584
Survey of European Ceramics, 1400-1900
Andrew Morrall
2nd Floor Classroom
THU 1:30pm – 4:00pm

This seminar offers a thorough examination of European ceramics from the fifteenth to the late nineteenth century. It will investigate the evolution of different ceramic …

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774
The Material Culture of New York City: The Twentieth Century
Catherine Whalen
2nd Floor Classroom
MON 9:30am – 12:00pm

In this course we will study of the material culture of New York City in the twentieth century, its built environment, cultural landscape, and decorative …

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801
Other Europes: Design and Architecture in Central Europe, 1880–1956
Paul Stirton
5th Floor Classroom
THU 9:30am – 12:00pm

This course offers a different view of European-wide tendencies in design and architecture by examining a remarkable body of work that has often been ignored …

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833
Modern Textiles, 1850–1970
Michele Majer
5th Floor Classroom
FRI 9:30am – 12:00pm

This course traces the development of furnishing and dress textiles in Europe and the United States from the highly naturalistic and revival styles of the …

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904
The Art of Eighteenth-Century Gilt Bronze
Charlotte Vignon
The Frick Collection, 1 E. 70th
MON 1:30pm – 4:00pm

An in-depth study of French eighteenth-century gilt bronze, this course will offer a unique opportunity to closely examine works of art and engage in a …

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912
Curatorial Practice and American Art at the Metropolitan Museum: A Chipstone Foundation-Bard Graduate Center Collaboration
Ivan Gaskell
Metropolitan Museum of Art
WED 9:30am – 12:00pm

Two curatorial departments at the Metropolitan Museum—the American Wing, and the Arts of conservation/reconstruction, publication, and dating, as well as unexcavated objects …

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947
Excavation-Conservation-Display
Elizabeth Simpson
5th Floor Classroom
FRI 1:30pm – 4:00pm

This special Mellon seminar will introduce students to the practice of archaeology, the science of archaeological conservation, and techniques of display. The course will examine …

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948
The Inca and Their Ancestors: Andean Objects, Technologies, and Issues of Conservation
Alicia Boswell
2nd Floor Classroom
WED 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Best known for the rapid rise and fall of the Inca Empire, a more detailed narrative shows that the Andes region has an extensive prehistory …

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949
Material and Materiality: Medieval Problems, Contemporary Answers
Ittai Weinryb
2nd Floor Classroom
MON 9:30am – 12:00pm

Questions pertaining to materials and materiality have become key to the study of medieval art and culture. With the understanding that interaction with the material …

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950
Cleaning Up in Early Modern Europe: Intellectual, Social, and Material History
Deborah L. Krohn
5th Floor Classroom
WED 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Notions of purity and cleanliness are deeply embedded within the arts and material cultures of early modern Europe. From the dialectic between stained and immaculate …

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951
Reorienting Fashion: Dress, Culture, and East Asia
Mei Rado
2nd Floor Classroom
TUE 1:30pm – 4:00pm

This seminar seeks to impart a broad understanding of the history and ideas of East Asian fashion from the seventeenth century to present, featuring a …

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952
British Furniture, 1830-1915
Susan Weber
5th Floor Classroom
WED 9:30am – 12:00pm

This course is a survey of the nineteenth-century design reform movement highlighting British furniture designers and theorists from the Gothic Revival to Art Nouveau. The …

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953
Seize the Stem! Art Nouveau in Europe
Freyja Hartzell
5th Floor Classroom
TUE 9:30am – 12:00pm

In the late 1890s, French architect Hector Guimard—now best known for his sprouting, organic designs for the Paris Metro—coined the phrase “Reject the …

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954
In Focus: Fabricating Power in Twentieth-Century Balinese Textiles
Urmila Mohan
2nd Floor Classroom
THU 9:30am – 12:00pm

This is the first of two courses that culminate in a Focus Project exhibit and publication in Spring 2018. This course explores textiles produced on the …

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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 the …

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