2017-18
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Art History (AHI)

Art

202 Center for the Arts
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-6010
Ph: 716-645-6878
F: 716-645-6970
W: www.art.buffalo.edu

The Learning Environment

The Art History program takes place in lecture halls and small seminar rooms, in on-campus museums and galleries and in the museums and the rich architectural landscape of Buffalo. Introductory-level lectures train students in techniques of visual decoding. Subsequent classes mix lectures with engaged student discussion and participation. Advanced students participate in a capstone course for seniors and have the option to take seminars and work closely with professors.

About Our Facilities

In addition to a variety of classrooms, UB Art History boasts access to multiple on-campus galleries that provide a continuous stream of exhibitions of historical and contemporary art and offer an array of internship opportunities for students.

About Our Faculty

Our faculty is concentrated in the modern and contemporary period, and we are also strong in ancient art and the relationship between art and political activism. Our faculty are specialists in theory, early 20th-century European art, performance and post war American art — all examined with careful attention to questions of gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity.

The highly ranked Department of Art faculty and staff consist of professionally and internationally active artists, scholars and technicians who make available a diverse range of discourse and expertise. A partial list of the fellowships secured by our faculty suggests its strength: Guggenheim Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Warhol Foundation, Terra Foundation, Smithsonian, Fulbright Fellowship, National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, Creative Capital Foundation, American Association of University Women, American Academy in Berlin, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, the Corporation of Yaddo, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Chalmers Arts Fellowship. Teaching staff in the Department of Art include approximately 21 teaching assistants and 10 adjunct instructors annually.

Faculty List Directory

Please visit the Art History department website for additional information about our faculty.

AHI Courses


  • AHI 101LR Survey of Art History: Egypt to Northern Renaissance
    Lecture

    Chronological survey of painting, architecture, and sculpture from the birth of civilization to the Northern Renaissance; stylistic analysis of works of art within social and historical contexts.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • AHI 102LR Survey of Art History: Italian Renaissance to Present
    Lecture

    Chronological survey of painting, architecture, and sculpture from the Italian Renaissance to modern European and American art; stylistic analysis of works of art within social and historical contexts.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • AHI 103LEC Survey of Art History 3: Non-Western Art
    Lecture

    Introductory to Contemporary non Western art. Students will acquire the basic knowledge of painting, architecture, and sculpture, and other forms of visual representation in non-Western countries. The course will cover works of art of Japan, China, South Korea, India, Africa, and Latin America from World War II to the present day.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AHI 105LEC Mythology in the Ancient World
    Lecture

    This course will introduce the student to the mythology and art of the ancient world. The course will focus on ancient art that depicts scenes in the mythology of ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt,India, Greece, Rome, China and the Maya.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • AHI 107SEM Into Methds/Rsrch in Ahi
    Seminar

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • AHI 111LR World Civilization and Art
    Lecture

    This course is a historical introduction to the great civilizations of the world before 1500 A.D. We have two main goals: 1) to introduce past cultures (pre- 1500 A.D.) such as the ancient Mediterranean world, the Islamic Near East, Hindu India, Buddhist and Confucian Asia, animist Sub-Saharan Africa, and Mayan central America to students, and 2) to illustrate the political and ideological role public art played within these cultures. Cultural topics will include Near Eastern literature (Epic of Gilgamesh, Genesis, Deuteronomy, Hymn to Aton), Greek philosophy and science, the origins of democracy, Roman law, the development of Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, the Popul Vuh, and the historical roots of the current conflict over Jerusalem. Major artistic monuments to be examined include the Stele of Hammurabi Egyptian funerary architecture, Greek, Roman, Hindu sculpture, the Athenian Parthenon, the Roman Colosseum, Islamic architecture, Chinese landscape painting, Teotihuacan, and Gothic cathedrals. Upon completion of this course, students will be acquainted with an outline of world history, ca 3000 BC 1400AD, and the major intellectual and artistic contributions of ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece & Rome, Judaism, Islam, India, China, the New World, and medieval Europe, and the role that art has played in their culture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • AHI 150LR Avant Gardes
    Lecture

    This course will be taught on a rotational basis with faculty from COL, ART and RLL. Beginning in the late 19th Century a new cultural movement was born: the avant garde. This course seeks to understand how and why art and literature that deliberately challenged popular understanding came to be dominant. This course will introduce you to the main currents of 19th and 20th Century avant garde history, theory, and aesthetic practice. Grounding our approach in the specific geographic and historical conditions that gave rise to these individual movements, we will explore their expression through a wide variety of mediums including art and visual culture, literature, poetry, music, and film. We will read both primary and secondary documents as we grapple with these movements' modernist and revolutionary agendas in order to assess their successes and failures and evaluate their impacts and legacies.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AHI 151LEC Introduction to Modern Art
    Lecture

    How did artists confront modernity? In just over a century, the modern world was shaped by the Industrial Revolution, technologized wars, the specter of fascism, mass migrations, and new tools for travel and long-distance communication. Art by turns reacted against these changes or embraced them to create utopian visions of the possible. This course will examine major European and North American artists and art movements from the mid-1800s through the later twentieth century. We will focus on modern art, and to some extent photography and film,to examine their relationships to key aspects of modern culture including capitalism, politics, psychoanalysis, decolonization, and gender issues. Spanning modern art?s history from French Impressionism to Pop Art, from Surrealism to Nazism, we will investigate the role of modern art in the cultures of the past that made our visual world of today.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • AHI 155LEC Introduction to Contemporary Art
    Lecture

    Surveys contemporary art practices and the ideas that form them. Gives special attention to issues involved in the art featured in the University Art Gallery and other regional venues.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • AHI 198SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The one credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps transition to UB through an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 198 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the UB seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • AHI 199SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The three credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps students with common learning outcomes focused on fundamental expectations for critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and oral communication, and learning at a university, all within topic focused subject matter. The Seminars provide students with an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 199 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the first year seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • AHI 200TUT Sophomore Tutorial
    Tutorial

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AHI 203LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AHI 204LEC Mythology in Ancient Art
    Lecture

    Greek and Near Eastern mythologies in ancient art; mythological representations in the art of these cultures and the differences in the manner each represented similar myths; readings in mythology.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • AHI 206LEC Introduction to Chinese Art
    Lecture

    Familiarizes students with the major and minor arts of China from Neolithic to the Modern periods. Requires no prior exposure to the arts and culture of China. The course considers the artistic history of China in terms of its material culture, looking at techniques, materials, and processes, as well as stylistic influences and evolution.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AHI 210LEC Art of the Middle Ages
    Lecture

    Drawing upon examples of the made and built environment from ca. 300 to ca. 1400, the course considers a number of topics of current interest to medievalists: becoming Christian, the power of the image, who makes art, who sees art, such liminal experience as pilgrimage and crusade, the cult of relics, the construction of the ruler, imperial and papal programs, and civic and individual patronage.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AHI 212LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Examines a current topic of interest in Art History, i.e. architecture, medieval, non-Western, Asian, etc.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AHI 251LEC Introduction to Modern Art
    Lecture

    Major ideas defining the art of the modern world; painting, sculpture, architecture, and related arts; what these works mean and how they illustrate changing views of modernity.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • AHI 254LEC Nineteenth-Century Art
    Lecture

    Painting and sculpture in France and its relationship to contemporary political, social, intellectual, and cultural developments; David, Ingres, Gricault, Delacroix, Daumier, Courbet, Manet, Monet, Degas, Rodin, Cezanne, Seurat, Van Gogh, and Gauguin; the modern artist in a society characterized by an accelerating sense of change.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AHI 258LEC Impressionism & Post Impressionism
    Lecture

    French art from 1860-1900; Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Seurat, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Cezanne; the aesthetic nature of their works and the connection to contemporary literary, political, philosophical, and scientific developments. Impact of impressionism and postimpressionism on the art of the twentieth century.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AHI 262LEC America in Art: An Introduction
    Lecture

    Offers a highly selective survey of U.S. painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, and popular culture from the Colonial era to the present. Focusing on five thematic units--gods, nature/culture, consumer culture, gender, and the body--the class provides an overview of U.S. art, suggesting how our material record both expresses and forms America's social, political, and cultural climate.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Winter
  • AHI 275LEC Art and Revolution
    Lecture

    Relationship between the artist and revolutionary society; uses revolutions of 1789, 1830, 1848, and 1917 to examine artists like David, Delacroix, Daumier, Courbet, and Malevich.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AHI 281LEC Medieval Art
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AHI 287LEC Intro Greek Archaeology
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AHI 300TUT Junior Tutorial
    Tutorial

    Credits: 1 - 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AHI 302LEC Art of Greece
    Lecture

    Architecture, painting, and sculpture of ancient Greece; archaic and classical periods; subsequent rise of new forms during the Hellenistic era.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AHI 304LEC Narration in Ancient Art
    Lecture

    Main themes in ancient art and on the manner in which they were narrated. These themes include mythological stories, historical events, political justifications, and propaganda. Media include wall painting, vase painting, and sculpture.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AHI 305LEC Greek Sculpture
    Lecture

    Significance of monumental bronze and marble sculptures of archaic and classical Greece; the development of sculptural style and content through the study of Greek literature and history.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AHI 307LEC Art of Early Greece
    Lecture

    Introduces the student to major monuments and issues of Aegean archaeology. We focus on the architecture, sculpture, and wall painting of the Greek Bronze Age. Archaeological sites to be visited include Lerna, Vasiliki, Knossos, Phaistos, Zakros, Mycenae, Pylos, Phylakopi, and Kea. We consider Aegean foreign relations and trade, cult, social organization, and literacy.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AHI 310LEC Early Medieval Art
    Lecture

    Painting, architecture, sculpture, and minor arts from the decline of the Roman Empire through the Ottonian era; the beginnings of Christian art.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AHI 317LEC Art of the Middle Ages
    Lecture

    Drawing upon examples of the made and built environment from ca. 300 to ca. 1400, the course considers a number of topics of current interest to medievalists: becoming Christian, the power of the image, who makes art, who sees art, such liminal experience as pilgrimage and crusade, the cult of relics, the church as heavenly Jerusalem, imperial and papal programs, and civic and individual patronage. LEC

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AHI 318LEC Heaven, Hell & Judgement
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AHI 319SEM Special Topics
    Seminar

    Examines a current topic of interest in art history, i.e. architecture, medieval, non-Western, Asian, etc.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AHI 320LEC Northern Renaissance Art
    Lecture

    Examines the variety of artistic achievements during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in northern Europe, primarily in Flanders and Germany. The works discussed range from the intense mystical realism of Jan van Eyck and Roger van der Weyden to the classical idealism of Albrecht Durer and to the visionary imagery of Bosch and Bruegel. Emphasizes painting, but devotes some time also to the newly developing art of printmaking and the elaborate tradition of wooden figure sculpture. LEC

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AHI 322LEC Italian Renaissance Art
    Lecture

    Painting and sculpture from early fifteenth-century Florentine art to the High Renaissance in Rome and Florence; covers the intellectual developments of fifteenth and sixteenth-century Italy, such as civic humanism and Neo-Platonism.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • AHI 324LEC Italian Mannerist Art
    Lecture

    Development of central Italian art in the early- and mid-sixteenth century; relationship of mannerism to Renaissance and High Renaissance; current definitions of mannerism.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AHI 325LEC Greek Art and Mythology
    Lecture

    Examines the mythological depictions in Greek vase painting, sculpture, and metalwork during 700-300 B.C.E. Emphasizes Archaic and Classical vase painting and sculpture and its artistic and historical context. Students read Greek mythology and discuss Greek art.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • AHI 328LEC Renaissance Architecture
    Lecture

    Reviews major architectural developments of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in Italy. Includes major works of Brunelleschi, Alberti, Michelangelo, Leonardo, and many others. Emphasizes how architecture reflects Renaissance humanist ideas. Investigates key building projects, such as St. Peter's in Rome, to examine the confluence of ideas from several disciplines.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AHI 330LEC Italian Baroque Art
    Lecture

    Art of central Italy, particularly Rome, in the early seventeenth century; its influence on the rest of Italy; how the change in cultural ideology affected artistic change.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AHI 331LEC Michelangelo and His Era
    Lecture

    Painting, sculpture, and architecture of Michelangelo; the uniqueness and impact on the development of Renaissance concepts; major historical events of the sixteenth century affecting Italian art; the Reformation and Counter Reformation; historiography of Michelangelo and his image; his popularity from the sixteenth century until the present day.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AHI 332LEC Rembrandt and His Era
    Lecture

    Studies the art of Holland in the baroque period, concentrating on the life and work of Rembrandt. Also emphasizes the careers of Hals and Vermeer, and the so-called "little masters". Considers the distinct character of Dutch art and its relationship to that of the rest of baroque Europe.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AHI 333LEC Greek Archaeology 2
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AHI 334LEC Native American Art: Economic Renewal or Ruin
    Lecture

    Locates discussion at the crossroads of nineteenth- to twentieth-century indigenous North American and Euroamerican exchange. Enables students to understand the relationship among contact, trade, tourism, economics, and cultural confluence. Places art and native women at the center as ongoing strategies for survival. Demonstrates the conflation of Victorian aesthetics with Iroquoian, Algonquian, Cree, Micmac, and Ojibwa traditions in the art.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AHI 335LEC Northern Baroque Painting
    Lecture

    Painting in Holland and Flanders during the seventeenth century; investigates the rise of baroque painting from mannerism throughout Europe; dominant artists in each country.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AHI 339LEC Roman Archaeology 2
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AHI 341LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AHI 345LEC Chinese Painting Premodern-Present
    Lecture

    Offers a general view of the development of modern and contemporary Chinese art by discussing the emergence of Chinese modernism in the pre-modern period, the new modern art movement in the 1930s, Mao's revolutionary art, and the avant-garde movement in the post-Mao period. Through lectures, readings and discussions, this course investigates the momentous changes--political, economic, and cultural--that have swept through modern Chinese history and have profoundly impacted the development of modern and contemporary Chinese art. Also examines how rapid modernization, changing political realities, and conflicting global, ethnic, and local identities are transforming centuries-old Chinese visual traditions and the cultural assumptions behind them.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AHI 347LEC African American Art
    Lecture

    Investigates the different forms of African American visual artistic traditions in relation to their historical origins and sociocultural context from the early days of slavery to the present time. Starts with an overview of African art, the experiences of the middle passage, and slavery in relation to African American traditions in the decorative arts, including pottery, architecture, ironwork, quilt-making, and basketry. This is followed by a fine-art survey starting with the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, continuing through early twentieth-century Harlem Renaissance up to the present. Also explores certain issues related to African American arts and creativity, such as improvisation, Black aesthetic, Pan Africanism, and gender. Slides, films, and videos are used extensively to illustrate topics discussed in class.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AHI 348LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Examines a current topic of interest in art history, i.e. architecture, medieval, non-Western, Asian, etc.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AHI 349SEM Junior Seminar
    Seminar

    Topics course; the format is largely discussion but also includes classroom presentation and collaborative research. The specific topic varies with the instructor's area of expertise and involves some faculty-undergraduate research, with a general presentation at the end of the term. The course also takes advantage of current exhibition projects, visiting faculty, and regional events.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Prerequisites: Art History major or permission of instructor
  • AHI 350LEC Eighteenth-Century European Art and Ideas
    Lecture

    European rococo and neoclassical painting of the eighteenth century, including Tiepolo, David, Hogarth, and Gainsborough; sources in baroque and Renaissance art; effects on romantic painting.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • AHI 353LEC Art of Islam
    Lecture

    Introduces Islamic culture and its art and architecture. Uses both a chronological and geographical approach, beginning with the establishment of Islam in Arabia in the seventh century, following the course of its spread throughout Europe, Asian and Africa, and ending with contemporary Islamic art and architecture.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AHI 355LEC Painting and Sculpture: 1789-1850
    Lecture

    Painting and sculpture produced in the new European democracies for a widening, critical public. Focus on neoclassicism, romanticism, and realism. Considers these styles in light of the Industrial Revolution in England, political revolution in France, and the intellectual currents of the Enlightenment.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AHI 363SEM Eakins and Homer
    Seminar

    Undergraduate seminar; begins with a description of the artistic and cultural climate in which Eakins and Homer worked. Each following week addresses a specific theme of central importance to the artists' work. Such themes include realism, the artist in society, the nature/culture divide, masculinity, femininity, whiteness and blackness, and class. In addition to asking students to think about the multiple ways in which the form of art held meaning for different audiences, the seminar exposes students to a range of scholarly studies, encouraging them to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of particular methodological approaches.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • AHI 364LEC American Realisms: The Evolution of the Real in American Art
    Lecture

    Begins with an introduction to European realism and a discussion of its adaptation to an American context during the final quarter of the nineteenth century. The course then denaturalizes Realism's ties with objectivity, explaining the movement as one in a series of subjective strategies for ordering one's relation to the world. Focusing then on several discrete artistic movements, the course considers the changing cultural functions of "the real", ranging from the early nineteenth through the late twentieth centuries. Movements to be addressed include romanticism, sentimentality, naturalism, impressionism, urban realism, regionalism, abstract expressionism, neo-realism, and photorealism.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AHI 365LEC Art and Culture in Victorian America
    Lecture

    Examines how American writers and artists negotiated the complexities of U.S. society during the final third of the nineteenth century. Emphasizing issues ranging from women's rights to laissez-faire capitalism, and from Reconstruction to manifest destiny, we consider how the era's cultural products provided artists, patrons, and audiences with metaphoric coping strategies to counteract what Victorians perceived to be the period's overwhelming social and political changes.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AHI 372LEC Art Between World Wars I and II
    Lecture

    Art produced between 1920 and 1940 in France, Germany, Russia, and the United States; impact of social and political events on culture.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • AHI 380LEC Image and Gender
    Lecture

    Considers the representation of gender (femininity and masculinity) in pictures, and the impact of gender on making and looking at art and media. Discusses works from several historical periods, concentrating on nineteenth- and twentieth-century art and media. Topics and issues considered are the professionalization of the artist and myths of genius; artists and models; the problems of a "feminine" aesthetic; the nude; and the gendered spectator.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • AHI 383LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AHI 387LEC American Art
    Lecture

    Surveys the development of twentieth-century U.S. art, emphasizing art since 1945. Through a close examination of a diverse range of visual arts, including painting, film, video, photography, sculpture, earth works, and performance art, we explore what contemporary art reveals about American culture. While offering students exposure to many issues that are of critical concern to contemporary society, the course pays particular attention to questions surrounding sexuality, gender, race, and consumer culture.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AHI 390LEC American Architecture
    Lecture

    Native American building, colonial, neoclassical, and eclectic styles, and the rise of industrialism, the impact of builders' guides, and the development of the architectural profession highlight this survey of American architecture to the Civil War.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AHI 391LEC American Architecture: A History of Style
    Lecture

    American Architecture is as vast and varied as the country itself. This course will explore the forces that have shaped American architecture from per-contact Native America to the Prairie period of Frank Lloyd Wright through such themes as the vernacular/ high style dichotomy, racial, ethnic and religious influences, expressions of power, industrialism and innovation, and building technologies. At least one field trip will be part of the course.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AHI 395LEC Contemporary Art
    Lecture

    Art of contemporary life; art criticism; art and politics; art in the media; pop and minimal art; conceptual art, earthworks, realism, feminist art, and performance. Requires attendance at events and exhibitions at local galleries.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • AHI 400TUT Senior Tutorial
    Tutorial

    A written proposal outlining and justifying the work must be presented to and approved by the faculty member with whom the work is to be done.

    Credits: 1 - 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Prerequisites: permission of instructor
  • AHI 404LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AHI 411SEM Special Topics
    Seminar

    Examines a current topic of interest in art history, i.e. architecture, medieval, non-Western, Asian, modern, etc.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AHI 448LEC History of Photography
    Lecture

    Reviews photography's contribution to the visual arts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Studies individual photographers, the nature and development of various styles, photography's relationship to other art media, and the effect of photographic imagery on our culture.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • AHI 480SEM Museum Studies
    Seminar

    Provides an understanding of the purpose, function, and organization of art museums and introduces managerial and curatorial skills and techniques essential to museum work. Writing assignments are intended to have students carefully examine works of art, compile information about works of art, describe works of art and express opinions and ideas about works of art.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AHI 494SEM Aims and Methods of Art History
    Seminar

    Looks closely at the ways in which influential art historians have analyzed and discussed works of art, and at the significance of the strategies that these art historians developed. The first half of the semester covers subjects like iconography, connoisseurship, formal and structural analysis, and psychoanalytical approaches.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • AHI 496TUT Museum Internship
    Tutorial

    Museum and gallery internships are available at such institutions as the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the CFA Art Gallery, the University Art Gallery, the Amherst Museum, and the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University. The opportunity is by permission only. Students are encouraged to take AHI 480 Museum Studies, before applying for an internship.

    Credits: 1 - 5
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • AHI 497TUT Honors Thesis Tutorial
    Tutorial

    Accepted senior pursue a specialized, independent study leading to an honors thesis. For further information, please contact the director of undergraduate studies

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Prerequisites: permission of instructor
  • AHI 499TUT Independent Study
    Tutorial

    Three credit hours of independent study may be undertaken with a faculty member. It must be an outgrowth of course study already completed, and not a substitution for any of the required coursework. Only three credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

    Credits: 1 - 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Art

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Ph: 716-645-6878
F: 716-645-6970
W: www.art.buffalo.edu
Published: October 17, 2017 03:21:02 PM