Art History FW2016-17 Courses

History of Art




HIST-1010-001(6) Art and History (Le3) This course considers the relationship between art and its historical contexts, discussing both the art works' conditions of production and their subsequent interpretations. Visual art (which may include traditional forms such as painting and sculpture, and other media such as photography, dance, film and television) will be investigated as historical evidence, human expression and political discourse. Questions of gender and race are addressed. Field trips to local exhibitions and architectural sites are arranged during class time. 
FW2016-17, A. Gillmor, MWF 11:30am – 12:20pm, 2L17

HIST-2800-050(6) History of European Art (Le3) The historical development of art forms in the European tradition will be studied in successive eras. Emphasis is given to painting, sculpture, and architecture. 
FW2016-17, C. Labrecque/ S. Keshavjee, W 6:00pm – 9:00pm, 3M61

HIST-2804-001(3) Secrets of Museums (Le3) Since the Enlightenment, museums have developed into centres of learning, entertainment and even shopping. The main goal of the modern museum is to educate citizens about history, culture and ideology. This course prepares students and tourists alike to visit destination European museums with a critical and historical point of view. Important collections such as the Elgin Marbles at the British Museum, the Egyptian wing at the Louvre, and the collection of Modernist art in the Musee d'Orsay, are contextualized through contemporary theories of collecting and display. Some classes will be held in the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
W2017, S. Keshavjee, F 2:30pm – 5:15pm, 2L17

HIST-3809(3) Art in Context (Le3) This course focuses on the major artistic movements on Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism within the context of the social and political upheavals of nthe late eighteenth and nineteenth centure.  This course expores the relatins between popular culture and the fine art of the ruling class, between ideology and artistic practice, between the revolution of the avant-garde and of the people, and among industry, exploitation, and empire, and between women as artsists and as subjects of art.
W2017, S. Keshavjee M 2:30pm - 5:15pm, 3M67

HIST-3814-001(3) Indigenous Art (Le, S3) This lecture/seminar course offers an introduction to the arts of Aboriginal peoples with a focus on contemporary First Nations art in Canada. Students explore critical approaches to the social and political issues surrounding tradition, appropriation, modernity, and personal identity in our survey of visual art. Forms examined may include painting, sculpture, print making, installation, dance, music, theatre, new media, and performance. Local artists, exhibitions, and collections offer students first-hand experience of current First Nations and Metis art production in Manitoba.
W2017, TBA, M 11:30am – 2:15pm, WAG Boardroom

HIST-3828-050(3) Dada and Surrealism: Art of the Unconscious (Le, S3) This course examines the art and ideology of the Dada and Surrealist movements in the twentieth century. Dada and Surrealist artists rejected Enlightenment values, which they felt had led to World War l, and instead celebrated the irrational side of mind. Dada artists experimented with elements of chance in order to devalue the role of the artist, and the Surrealists explored the unconscious mind using automatic drawing techniques and dream inspired imagery. These movements were interdisciplinary, and in that spirit we examine art, literature, performances and films. Emphasis is also given to the role women played in these movements.
W2016, S. Keshavjee, W 6:00pm – 9:00pm, 4M46

HIST-3842-001(3) Italian Renaissance Art:  An introduction to the study of Italian Renaissance Art and architecture in the context of the Social, political and economic circumstances of the time. This course traces the history of painting, sculpture and architecture of the mid-14th to 16th century.
F2016, C. Labrecque, F2:30pm-5:15pm, 3BC57

HIST-4815 (3) Culture of the Past: Art History & Memory: This course bring students into first hand contact with selected art objects from the past centuries.  Students are introduced to the concepts of periodization and conservation of old art objects and learn how to document, analyse and write about the art objects which are kept in local institutions.  The class examines works in their social, historical and artistic contexts, using primary and secondary sources and technical resources available locally.Students learn the practical aspects of art historical work.
W2017, J. Nagam, F 2:30pm-5:15pm, 3M58

HIST-4830-001(6) The History of Museums and Collecting (S3) Museums do more than just collect art objects, they display and produce culture. This course examines the collecting practices of Western museums, before and after the Enlightenment period, as well as the ideology behind collections. We investigate how museums developed along with the disciple of art history, and how both were dependent on nineteenth and twentieth century ideologies of nationalism and colonialism. Students study how artifacts and collections function in the construction of cultural and national identity. Collections from the Medieval, Renaissance and Modern periods may be studied, including European and North American museums and galleries.
FW2016-17, S. Borys, TH 2:30pm - 5:15pm, WAG

HIST-4831-001(6) Practicum in Curatorial Studies (A6) This course combines the theory and practice of curatorial work, public history and experiential learning for students interested in achieving a university credit by working with a local museum or art gallery. The Practicum provides opportunities to explore a range of placements with host institutions in order to learn about being a curator. Students are expected to work 6-8 hours a week in the host institution. Program partners will provide training for the interns who have chosen to work with them. Partnerships opportunities include, but are not limited to Winnipeg Art Gallery, Plug In Contemporary Art Institute, Buhler Gallery, and other local galleries and museums. Permission of the Instructor is required for this course.
FW2016-17, TBA, T 8:30am - 11:15am, 3M54