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Overview

This introduction to modern and contemporary art history explores the most important movements, schools and visual art making practices from 1890 to the present as represented by the world class museums and galleries of New York City. After discovering the roots of Modernism in Spanish and French 19th century painting, the course traces multiple narratives through Cubism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop, Minimalism and more. The structure of the course joins introductory presentations in the classroom with engaged visits to museums, galleries, and public art sites in New York to connect historical and theoretical concepts with direct visual analysis. Through their study, students come to understand how the art of the past continues to influence artists working today.

By the end of this course students will…

  • Have an understanding of the most significant styles, trends and art-making practices of the last 100 years.
  • Be familiar with the work of the most important and critically acclaimed artists of the period.
  • Grasp how the art of the past continues to influence contemporary artists.
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

    Corey D’Augustine, Adjunct Faculty, Online Courses, MA Art Business and Summer Study, New York

    Corey D’Augustine is a conservator of modern and contemporary art and a technical art historian. He regularly works for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and lectures on art history and art conservation at New York University, Pratt Institute, The City College of New York, and the Museum of Modern Art. He is a specialist in American and European Post-war art and his research interests include 20th century painting materials and techniques and the conservation of monochrome paintings. D’Augustine holds an MA in Art History and Art Conservation from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University and a BA in Biochemistry and Visual Arts from Oberlin College.
  • Sample Topics

    Sample Topics


    • Roots of Modernism in Europe

    • The Armory Show and the European Avant Garde

    • Duchamp and New York Dada

    • Post-War Influence of Surrealism

    • Abstract Expressionists and the Beat Generation

    • Pop, Minimal and Conceptual Art

    • Postmodern Art and Architecture

    • Contemporary Art and Globalization



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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.

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  • Further Information

    Further Information

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    Email: summerny@sia.edu or Request Information

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