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Art History Mentorships

1-on-1 learning and original research projects customized around students' interests

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Those interested in understanding humanity’s past and its relationship to our present may benefit from examining history through the lens of art, one of humanity’s most universal activities.

An art history mentorship teaches students to identify, classify, describe, evaluate, and interpret the art products and development of the visual, graphic, plastic, performing, decorative, and musical arts. Student projects range from investigating the effect of science on sculpture, to analyzing the most frequently used symbols in Frida Kahlo’s paintings, or an exposition on how commedia dell’arte characters were shaped by ideas and stereotypes of the day.


Art History

projects

An original watercolor inspired by the Callisto section of Ovid's Fasti, with an accompanying artist's statement exploring themes in Ovid's work and how it intersects with issues of power, agency, morality and sexism today

Academic paper on the "femme forte," analyzing the work and lives of three important painters from the Renaissance and Baroque periods

A virtual exhibition addressing the climate crisis by highlighting ways nature provides exquisite beauty and the sublime

Essay on street fashion exploring the impact of designer Virgil Abloh's iconic Air Jordan 1 sneaker

Virtual exhibit exploring themes of betrothal and marriage in Renaissance portraits

Creation of photo book with explanations of Latin American female photographers, examples of their work, and original photographs in response to each artist's work

Analysis of how statues' significance has changed since ancient history, assessing how shifting public values impacts the monuments we maintain or tear down

A virtual gallery exhibition juxtaposing several works of antiquity and images representing antiquity with images that point to Classics' persistence today