Art is a visual record of artists’ perceptions throughout time. Focusing on developments in the painting and sculpture of western Europe, this class explores how artists learn and adapt previous traditions, and how modern art evolved in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Each week, the two-hour lecture is followed by a 50-minute discussion session that allows students the opportunity to ask questions and exchange ideas with the instructor and classmates. Students seeking the Barnes–de Mazia Certificate must participate in the discussion session.
Students at Saint Joseph’s University can receive college credits for The Traditions of Art through our ongoing partnership.