Welcome to the Department of the History of Art and Architecture – a department that is known for its lively teaching and for its friendly and supportive approach to students. He taught Elvis Presley, many other celebrities, appeared on TV and in movies, and was the first person to have a large chain of schools in America. Hailed as the first native art movement to plant roots in the United States, Precisionism absorbed principles of rivalrous European manifestos in its evocation of uniquely American themes.
The ancient practitioners also knew that Tai Chi would be a great way for beginners to get into martial arts. You’ll attend both institutions concurrently, studying the visual arts across societies and centuries while you develop an artistic identity of your own.
Another very important movement – anti-impressionist rather than post-impressionist – was Symbolism (flourished 1885-1900), which went on to influence Fauvism, Expressionism and Surrealism. Featuring more than 40 works created by three generations of eighteenth-century artists, the exhibition lets visitors experience what it was like to be present on the scene as history is made, rubbing shoulders with monarchs, dignitaries, and popes.
The History and Theory of Architecture program explores the history, meaning and social significance of the built environment, and how it both reflects and shapes human circumstances, needs and aspirations. An Arts & Crafts, silver pendant set with a central red enamel plaque which is overlaid with flowering rose branches.
This applies most obviously in questions of attribution and dating, which are fundamental to almost any type of further enquiry in the history of art. We also have classes on the visual culture of gender and sexuality, the history of design, and the history of photography.