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Overview

Experience the history of art through the lens of New York’s outstanding art collections. From antiquity to contemporary art, this course combines historical lectures with a close examination of works of art at museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cloisters, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art. Historical and aesthetic concepts introduced in lectures and readings will be grounded in discussions and in visual analyses of the artworks themselves. The course provides a framework for understanding the progression of styles in Western art and sharpens the student’s eye toward a nuanced appreciation of the materiality of art.

By the end of this course students will…

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the progression of art history, recognizing continuity as well as disparity between different styles of art through the ages.
  • Hone their observation skills through close examination of numerous art objects, and develop appropriate vocabulary to describe their observations.
  • Draw links between their visual observations and contextual information gleaned from classroom lectures and related readings.
The Details
  • Course Dates

    Course Dates

    The Institute is currently developing the course schedule for Summer Study New York 2019. Complete details and registration will be available in December 2018.

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  • Faculty

    Faculty

    Joanne Kesten, Faculty, Summer Study, New York

    Joanne Kesten is an art advisor and appraiser based in New York. She earned a BA in Art History from McGill University, an MEd in Psychology from the University of Virginia, an MA in Art History from Hunter College, and her Certificate of Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practice (USPAP) from New York University. Kesten has taught and lectured at several institutions, including NYU, Georgetown University, The Cooper Union, Parsons, the Worcester Art Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her writing has been published in The Portraits Speak: Chuck Close in Conversation with 27 of His Subjects, and Joan Miro: Two Early Works. Kesten’s professional affiliations include the Appraisers Association of America, the American Alliance of Museums, and ArtTable.
  • Sample Topics

    Sample Topics


    • The Ancient Mediterranean: Egypt and Greece

    • The Roman Empire and the Rise of Christianity

    • Medieval Art and Architecture

    • Romanesque and Gothic Architecture

    • Renaissance Art

    • Baroque and Rococo Art

    • Neoclassical and Romantic Art

    • Late 19th Century Art

    • The Birth of Modernism in the 20th Century Art

    • The New York Scene

    • Art Trends of the 21st Century



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  • Course Fees And Registration

    Course Fees And Registration

    The Institute is currently developing the course schedule for Summer Study New York 2019. Complete details and registration will be available in December 2018.

    If you would like to be added to our email list to receive notification when next summer’s courses are listed, please provide your information and email address by clicking here.

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  • Further Information

    Further Information

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    Email: summerny@sia.edu or Request Information

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