FLAME University

FLAME SUMMER SCHOOL

An opportunity to experience the liberal ethos

Introduction to Art History


About the Program

Learn about art from around the world in this introductory course focusing on ten objects in the collections of the Davis Museum at Wellesley College. Students will practice the research and analytic methods of art history during interactive online class sessions that will explore diverse places and time periods. Topics will include formal analysis and West African sculpture, research methods and Chinese ceramics, interpretation and European painting, and museum writing and photography.


Course Objectives

  • Students will be introduced to art historical research and analytic methods.
  • Students will gain specific knowledge about 10 artworks from the Davis collections, along with the associated artists, artistic movements, and cultures.
  • Students will be able to conduct formal analysis on an artwork.
  • Students will gain familiarity with scholarly research methods employing secondary sources, and be aware of scholarly research using primary sources.
  • Students will be able to identify and explain the art histories of 10 artworks from the Davis collections.

Faculty

Prof. Amanda Gilvin


Sonja Novak Koerner '51 Senior Curator of Collections and Assistant Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College, USA
Amanda Gilvin is the Sonja Novak Koerner '51 Senior Curator of Collections and Assistant Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College. Her past exhibitions include Fatimah Tuggar: Home's Horizons (Davis Museum at Wellesley College, 2019) and El Anatsui: New Worlds (Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, 2014). She writes on textiles, contemporary art, and museums of Africa and the African Diaspora, and her articles have been published in African Studies Review, Critical Interventions, African Arts, and Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art. She was the lead editor of Collaborative Futures: Critical Perspectives on Publicly Active Graduate Education (2012). Her forthcoming book, Mining Beauty: Art and Development in Niger includes an analysis of the Musée National Boubou Hama du Niger.

Program Dates & Time

6th - 16th June, 2022 (Online) | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm IST.


Application Deadline

20th May, 2022.


Mode of Delivery

Online only.


Course Fee

Rs. 10,000 (all inclusive).


Application Procedure

To apply the applicant must complete the application form at: https://www.flame.edu.in/academics/flame-summer-school/application-form.