92-93 LS&A Bulletin

History of Art

110 Tappan


Professor Diane Kirkpatrick, Chair

May be elected as a departmental concentration program


Leonard Barkan, Renaissance and Classical Art and Literature

R. Ward Bissell, Baroque Art in Italy and Spain

Ilene H. Forsyth, Mediaeval

Elaine K. Gazda, Greek and Roman Art, Classical Archaeology

Joel Isaacson, Nineteenth Century European Art

Diane M. Kirkpatrick, Twentieth Century Art, History of Photography, Cinema, New Media

Victor H. Miesel, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Art

J. Graham Smith, Renaissance and Mannerist Art in Italy, History of Photography

Walter M. Spink, Indian Art

Associate Professors

Celeste Brusati, Northern Baroque

William Hennessey, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Architecture and Design

Virginia C. Kane, Chinese Art and Archaeology

Sharon Patton, Afroamerican and African

Martin Powers, Chinese Art

Margaret C. Root, Art of the Ancient Near East, Classical Archaeology

Anatole Senkevitch, Architecture

Pat Simons, Renaissance and Women's Studies

Assistant Professors

Hilarie Faberman, British, 19th and 20th Century European Art

Ebenezer Nii Quarcoopome, Afroamerican and African

Yasser Tabbaa, Islamic Art

Thelma K. Thomas, Late Antique, Early Christian and Byzantine

Rebecca Zurier, American

Adjunct Professor

Milo Beach, Far Eastern Art

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Marshall Wu, Asian Art


Eleanor Mannikka, South and Southeast Asian

Ellen Plummer, Museum Practice Program

Professors Emeritus Richard Edwards, Marvin Eisenberg, Charles H. Sawyer and Nathan Whitman.

Studies in this department focus on painting, sculpture, architecture, and the graphic and decorative arts, and emphasize the history of these arts as visual records of the evolution of civilization. Each artistic form is studied as a creative process which, like language, has developed as an expression of human ideas, feelings, and conditions of life. Such a visual record provides a valuable introduction to various civilizations and to their distinguishing characteristics. Advanced work in history of art prepares students for careers in teaching or for careers in various aspects of museum work.

Organized visits to museums in Cleveland, Detroit, Dearborn, and Toledo as well as to private collections in the area are an integral part of the department's academic program.

Prerequisites to Concentration. Either History of Art 101 or 102 must be taken as a prerequisite for the concentration.

Concentration Program. Must include:

1. the course not previously elected for the prerequisite (History of Art 101 or 102) and a survey in non-Western cultures, either History of Art 103 or 108, which must be completed during the first two terms of concentration.

2. 21 credits minimum, of work at the 200-level or above, distributed through at lest four of the eight following fields: (1) Ancient; (2) Medieval; (3) Renaissance; (4) Baroque; (5) Modern; (6) Islamic Near East, India, and Southeast Asia; (7) China and Japan; (8) African, Native North American, Pre-columbian, and Oceanic. Students who wish to take both History of Art 103 and 108 may include as part of their 21 program credits the course not used as part of the prerequisite for the concentration.

3. at least 9 credits of advanced-level courses chosen from among the following fields: anthropology, archaeology, English language and literature, Germanic languages and literatures, history, music literature, Near Eastern studies, philosophy, Romance languages and literatures; and certain courses offered by the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, by the School of Art, the Residential College, and the Medieval and Renaissance Collegium (MARC).

History of Art 393 (Proseminar) is open to junior concentrators upon recommendation of a concentration advisor. History of Art Honors students are required to take the Junior Proseminar (History of Art 393) and to write the Honors Thesis (History of Art 396).

There is no specific language requirement, but students are encouraged to acquire a reading knowledge of French, German, or Italian. Most graduate schools require a reading knowledge of French and German for an advanced degree in history of art; for Asian Art an Oriental language would be required.

Honors Program. The Honors concentration is open to juniors and seniors who have obtained the permission of the Honors concentration advisor and the Honors Council. Candidates for Honors in history of art must meet all requirements for a regular concentration. The core of the Honors program is the work done in conjunction with History of Art 393 and 396. In their last term Honors candidates must complete the Honors thesis.

Advising and Counseling. The Department has two concentration advisors, one of whom also serves as Honors concentration advisor. Concentrators are requested to discuss their academic programs with an advisor at least once a year. Appointments are scheduled at 110 Tappan.

Half Term Information. Courses are normally offered in half terms for 2 credits.

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