ARTH 3901/6901 Ancient Art in Upstate New York
Permission of Instructor Required.
This tutorial investigates ancient art in collections (private and museums) in Upstate New York. Students learn to properly describe, document (in word and image), identify and finally present or publish the individual objects in an online exhibition and catalogue. (Theme for fall 2017: Roman sculpture at Sonnenberg Gardens, NY).
ARTH 4774/6774 Indigenous Spaces and Materiality
Materials will be considered as willful agents within artistic processes across key moments in history by tracing the flow of wampum from the east coast, recognizing the shift from shell to glass during the fur trade up to the emergence of digital experimentation. The introduction of multiple modernities structures the shift from art historical framings of form over matter and connoisseurship to viewing materiality as an active process that continues to map larger social processes and transformation. Archives will be sites of investigation across varied Indigenous geographies marking place, space, bodies and land.
* counts towards AIISP minor
* counts towards AAP Art History requirements