Summer 2022 Course Highlight | Animating Art History

This summer, Ph.D. Candidate Claire Kilgore will be teaching a *NEW COURSE* AH 103 Animating Art History, TR 9:30–11:00am, July 11th–August 21st. Satisfies L&S credit and humanities breadth. Enroll here. Description: What did the classic movies of your childhood get right and wrong about art, architecture, and visual culture? Learn how to recognize major styles and artistic movements as well as placing the films’ narratives within the historical context of power, patronage, religious practice, race, and gender. We will consider the communicative qualities of film as a medium as well as critically examine artworks and regions not explicitly covered in these films. This introductory course presents a temporally broad survey of global art and architecture through the lens of classic animated movies such The Prince of Egypt, Hercules, Mulan, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, the Incredibles, and Moana, among others. Along the way, we will explore the art, architecture, and visual culture of Ancient Greece and Egypt, Imperial China, Medieval Europe, Pre-Columbian South America, Polynesia, 19th century Europe, 20th century North America, and more. The class will also take advantage of the collections of the Chazen Museum of Art, taking periodic fieldtrips to examine objects relevant to lecture material. No previous knowledge of art history is required.