4.601 Introduction to Art History

Class Info

Introduction to the history and interpretation of western art that explores painting, graphic arts and sculpture from the Renaissance to the present. Engages diverse methodological perspectives to examine changing conceptions of art and the artist, and to investigate the plural meaning of artworks within the larger contexts of culture and history. Subject includes trips to local museums.

This class has no prerequisites.

4.601 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by D. Pullins.

Lecture occurs 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 3-133.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS A.

You can find more information at the Introduction to Art History site or on the 4.601 Stellar site.

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