Art & Architecture
Russian Masterpieces in Baltimore
All-Day Tour

Spend a day sampling the distinctive decorative arts and music of tsarist Russia, including a guided tour of Fabergé and the Russian Crafts Tradition at the Walters Art Museum and a private performance of arias and art songs. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Art and Kingship in Southeast Asia
5-Session Daytime Course

Art historian Robert DeCaroli examines the cultural and artistic traditions of ancient Southeast Asia from the earliest archaeological evidence to the onset of colonialism, with a focus on the royal arts of the great civilizations that arose in the region. (World Art History Certificate core course, 1 credit)

Date
Wednesday, March 7 to April 4, 2018 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Art Treasures of Berlin: Lost, Destroyed, Recovered

Art historian Aneta Georgievska-Shine focuses on some of world’s most noted Old Master paintings and sculptures and their fates during and after World War II in a city that has once again become one of the top art destinations of Europe. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
The Most Famous Address in Washington: Perspectives on White House History

In this 4-session lecture series, noted specialists explore architecture, music, gardens, and art at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue—a place where every decision, no matter how innocuous, has political ramifications. Participants receive a copy of each speaker’s corresponding large-format book published by the White House Historical Association. This session focuses on White House art.

Date
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Caravaggio: Theater and Light

Art historian Nigel McGilchrist follows Caravaggio’s life and development as a painter, and traces his indelible influence on artists including Goya, Bernini, Rembrandt, and Vermeer. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
The Vatican Collection: The Heart of Europe’s Artistic Legacy

The Church of Rome has been the single greatest patron of art and architecture in European history. Art historian Nigel McGilchrist looks at the Vatican’s magnificent collection of paintings and antiquities, which comprise an ensemble with an importance unique in the world. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)

Date
Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Fallingwater: An In-Depth Exploration with Kentuck Knob
Overnight Tour

Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob are prime examples of Frank Lloyd Wright’s distinctive organic architecture. Visit both on an overnight tour to the scenic Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania led by architectural historian Bill Keene—and stay at a Wright-inspired boutique hotel. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Depart: Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 9:00 a.m.
Return: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 8:00 p.m.
The Barnes Foundation Philadelphia
All-Day Tour

Matisses, Modiglianis, and Monets are among the treasures found in the downtown home of the Barnes collection. Join art historian Ursula Wolfman to view the museum’s stunning post-impressionist and early-modern works. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The Artistic Legacy of Byzantium

The interplay of imperial ambitions, luxury, and faith are reflected in the sumptuous art and architecture of the Eastern Roman Empire under Christian rule. Art historian Lawrence Butler explores Byzantium’s greatest contributions to world art and considers its legacy in today’s Orthodox Christian world. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)

Date
Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
African Art and the Struggle for Independence

The story of African liberation in the mid-20th century is as much about painters and sculptors as it is about politicians and soldiers. Art historian Kevin Tervala examines the critical role that artists played in mobilizing populations, organizing international support, and developing national pride and identity. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Cezanne Portraits

A new exhibition opening in March at the National Gallery of Art, Cezanne Portraits, brings together some 60 examples drawn from collections around the world. Join one of the exhibition’s curators as she discusses the exhibition, its creation, and the new perspectives it offers on the artist. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
What Does It Mean? Stories and Symbols in Art

Why have stories from Greek and Roman mythology and the Bible engaged, entertained, and even shocked us for centuries? Art historian Lisa Passaglia Bauman offers an analysis of images, allegories, motifs, and context as she traces the iconography of these enduring tales from their ancient archetypes to contemporary interpretations. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)

Date
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Exploring Egypt at the Met
All-Day Tour

Gary Rendsburg, a professor of biblical studies at Rutgers University, guides participants through the Met’s Lila Acheson Wallace Galleries of Egyptian Art, interpreting how the artifacts on display reflect the creativity and significance of art in this civilization, as well how Egyptian art, literature, religion, and culture illuminate many of the best-known stories in the Bible. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Grant Wood: Beyond American Gothic

A new exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art reveals Grant Wood as a complex, sophisticated artist whose image as a farmer-painter was as mythical as the fables he depicted in his art. Sarah Humphreville, senior curatorial assistant at the museum offers an overview of the exhibition and insights into lesser-known aspects of Wood’s life and career. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
A Day at the Delaware Art Museum
All-Day Tour

A guided tour of the Delaware Art Museum’s exhibition Eye on Nature: Andrew Wyeth and John Ruskin is the highlight of a day at the museum. The visit includes a private lunch and time to explore the galleries, sculpture garden, and store. Enjoy a splendid afternoon tea at the historic Hotel Dupont before the bus returns home. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Borromini’s Rome: The Baroque at Its Best

Independent scholar and Rome expert George Sullivan examines the work of one architect, Francesco Borromini, who employed the classical vocabulary of the High Renaissance to create a new Baroque architectural language that was uniquely inventive and incomparably beautiful. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Art in the Hudson River Valley: A Spring Sampler
Overnight Tour

The height of spring is the ideal time to embark on a thoughtfully curated exploration of New York’s Hudson Valley, a region booming as a magnet for art lovers. Highlights include a visit to Storm King Art Center to view stunning outdoor sculptures; a tour of the Edward Hopper house, now a museum devoted to the artist; and a rare chance to visit to private studio of the late photographer Rodney Smith. (World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit)

Date
Depart: Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 7:00 a.m.
Return: Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 10:00 p.m.
Sears Houses of Arlington
Weekend Tour

Join historian Kathryn Holt Springston on a bus tour through historic Virginia neighborhoods to view the distinctive exteriors of Sears homes. Sold as kits during the first half of the 20th century, these affordable prefabricated dwellings allowed many Americans a chance to become homeowners.

Date
Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Chapels That Defined the Renaissance

The Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, Florence’s Brancacci Chapel, and the Sistine Chapel in Rome: each are home to works by artists who presented a revolutionary visual interpretation of Christian iconography. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)

Date
Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.