- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Program Delivery: Day
- Session Start: June, July
- Session Length: Two Weeks
- Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
- Category: Performing & Visual Arts
- Sub-Categories: Art History
- Selective: No
- Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: > $3,000
- Call: (646) 665-1861
Journey through the history of western art: explore masterpieces of art and architecture from antiquity to the present day, using a variety of spectacular resources.
This course will explore the major artists, movements, cultures, and ideas that have shaped the history of Western art through a combination of lectures and virtual tours of international museums and architectural monuments. In a dynamic learning environment that balances in-person sessions with interactive activities, students will engage in an intensive study of famous works of art, art historical movements, and architecture.
Students will start by studying antiquity through guided tours of the Acropolis Museum in Athens and other ancient Greek and Roman monuments. Through interactive visits, students will learn about art from the medieval through the Gothic periods via cathedrals in France; the art of the Renaissance, Baroque, and Enlightenment at The Louvre and The Hermitage; and Impressionism through Modernism at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Students will also explore contemporary art through viewing experiences curated by famous international art galleries and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Over the course of this journey, students will gain a framework for understanding different styles and concepts that have shaped the history of western art as well as the hot topics that remain important to artists today.
Cost and Session Information
*Listed program costs do not include course-specific lab and materials fees. Learn more on our website.
Term 1: June 5-June 17
Term 2: June 19-July 1
Term 3: July 3-July 15
Term 4: July 17-July 29