From Kathleen Key, art historian:
In one year, in 26 lectures, you will study the art of the whole world from prehistory to the 21st Century! We will cover not only European art and art in North America from prehistoric period to contemporary times, but the art of China, Japan, Islam, Africa, Oceania and Native America. Come join us for one week, several weeks or the whole 26 weeks!
We will be following the art history book “Art through the Ages” by Helen Gardner. While not a requirement, students may want to get a copy of Gardner’s book. Many used copies are available locally or online.
World Art History Part I: 13 sessions*, Mondays at 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. via Zoom from September 14 to December 14, 2020 (no class December 7)
World Art History Part II: 13 sessions, will take place in the Winter/Spring 2021. Dates and times TBA.
This series will be taught online via Zoom. Registration on the DAAC website is necessary to receive a Zoom invitation for the series.
DAAC members: use code provided to you in order to waive registration fee.
SCHEDULE & SESSION TOPICS
World Art History, Part I, Fall Semester 2020
- Sept 14 First class What is Art History? And Prehistoric art
- Sept 21 – Mesopotamia
- Sept 28 – Egypt
- Oct 5 – China
- Oct 12 – Crete and Ancient Greece
- Oct 19 – Etruscan, Ancient Rome and Early Christian
- Oct 26 – Medieval and Gothic, Europe
- Nov 2 – Islam
- Nov 9 – Japan
- Nov 16 – Early Renaissance in Italy
- Nov 23 – High Renaissance in Italy
- Nov 30 – Renaissance in the North
- NO CLASS Dec 7
- Dec 14 final class – Baroque/17th Century
This series is taught by art historian and world traveler Kathleen Key. In addition to teaching many art history seminars at the Dona Ana Arts and Cultural Center, Kathleen is a professor of art history at the University of Texas at El Paso and the Olli Continuing Education Program at UTEP.