History of Art and Architecture

Writing With Things: Revising ‘Foundations of Art History’

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presenters: Gretchen Bender and Barbara McCloskey
202 Frick Fine Arts Building

Significant work has been undertaken to revise and reconceptualize the required core 'Foundations of Art History’ course for the History of Art and Architecture major. The course has been newly approved to meet the writing requirement for the Dietrich School, and it must now also meet the learning objectives of the new Museum Studies major. In this process, we responded to the following questions: How can this foundational course advance the department’s commitment to anti-racist teaching? What skills and capabilities do these two majors share? We are eager to share our work in progress.