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S1 Art History: Modern and Contemporary at the AIC

Students in this course will spend two weeks immersed in the Art Institute of Chicago, one of the world's major museums, examining the history of art from the 1870s to the twentieth century. Class time will be divided between lectures, discussions, museum visits, and a studio art component. Students will learn firsthand from an art historian how to analyze artwork within its historical context, deepening their understanding of how artists innovate and create highly impactful work. In the studio, students will work with a teaching artist/SAIC faculty member on creative responses to the course content. Depending on student interest, individualized projects could include painting and drawing, sculpture, installation, writing, performance, or other media.

*Note: Students do not need prior art-making experience for this course. Students are encouraged to bring their own digital camera, tablet, and/or laptop for homework/research and after-studio hours projects.

Registration deadline: June 7 at 12 p.m.

2.0 College Credits
Full Tuition Cost: $3,570
This cost does not reflect any potential Merit Scholarship or need-based financial aid the student may be awarded. Housing is an additional cost of $1,015. 

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Class meeting time 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (T/TH 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Class meeting days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
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Course number 1054
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