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CLAS 2223 The Art Museum: History, Philosophy and Practice (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

A study of the emergence of museums of art, tracing their development from private and ecclesiastical collections of the classical period and middle ages to their present form as public institutions. This course will focus on the exhibition, Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire which is being organized for the Yale University Art Gallery and the McMullen Museum, Boston College. It will open at Yale in August 2014 and come to the McMullen in February 2015. Course includes field trips to museums.

Instructor(s): Gail Hoffman
Nancy Netzer

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17