Classical Art from Ruins to RISD: Ancient Objects/Modern Issues

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Course Title

Classical Art from Ruins to RISD: Ancient Objects/Modern Issues

Author(s)

Mol, Eva

Institution Where Taught

Brown University

Year Course Taught

2018

Semester or Date Taught

Fall

Web Address (URL)

https://cab.brown.edu/

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Course Number

ARCH 1500

Course Description

The RISD Museum's collection of Greek and Roman art will be studied first-hand and in light of recent scholarship in art history, archaeology, and museum studies. Through the lens of bodies in Classical art, the course will take a critical look at the materiality of art, particularly around issues of representation and display. Students will explore original contexts for museum objects; issues of cultural property and museum ethics; visitors’ perception and experience of exhibitions; and notions of historical interpretation in museum display.

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