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The History of Art

Course number : 19149   ID : 89068    Class Section : Spring 1
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The history of art is a multidisciplinary science, seeking an objective examination of art throughout time and across cultures, observing the distinctive and influential characteristics of art and its relationship to humankind. The study of the history of art was initially developed in the Renaissance, with a limited focus on Western civilization. As time has passed, this once narrow scope has broadened to encompass the larger visual language of humans and our collective global history. Discuss and explore the history and journey of art and visual language from the use of tools to why certain colors inspire great emotion in the beholder and the impact of the Cave of Forgotten Dreams, site of the oldest cave paintings yet discovered. Note: This is not a classroom-based course. We will be meeting in the community and visiting various locations in and around Albuquerque: Tamarind Institute, The NM Museum of Art and History, Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, 516 Arts, Sumner and Dene Gallery, FreeStyle Gallery, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology. The first class will meet at Continuing Education.

Class Details

5 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

CE South Building

Ralph Greene 



Please read:  UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.



Registration Closes On
Thursday, March 12, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/12/2020 - 4/9/2020 Weekly - Thu 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 113 Ralph Greene