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ARTHIST 486A: Exhibition Seminar: Contemporary Chinese Calligraphy and Painting

This two-quarter seminar will be a planning workshop for an upcoming exhibition of contemporary Chinese ink painting at the Cantor Center for Visual Arts. Drawn from a major private collection, objects in the exhibition will represent leading artists and trends in contemporary Chinese ink painting, printmaking, and calligraphy. Seminar participants will be involved in all aspects of the project, from conceptualizing exhibition themes, researching artists and works, object selection and exhibition design to writing labels, wall texts, and essays for a planned accompanying publication. Limited enrollment; prior consent of instructor required. May be repeat for credit
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Vinograd, R. (PI)

ARTHIST 487X: Pictures of the Floating World: Images from Japanese Popular Culture (ARTHIST 287, JAPAN 287)

Printed objects produced during the Edo period (1600-1868), including the Ukiyo-e (pictures of the floating world) and lesser-studied genres such as printed books (ehon) and popular broadsheets (kawaraban). How a society constructs itself through images. The borders of the acceptable and censorship; theatricality, spectacle, and slippage; the construction of play, set in conflict against the dominant neo-Confucian ideology of fixed social roles.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

ARTHIST 489: Connoisseurship Studies of Chinese Painting, Calligraphy, and Seals

This course focuses on taking connoisseurship out of the classroom and into the collecting world. With many classes being held at the Asian Art Museum and private collections in the Bay Area, students will learn not only what the role connoisseurship plays in the current art landscape, but how a museum works. Combines case studies in the field, reading material, eyes-on experience, and discussion, this class will address the topics of utilizing resources, conducting research, cultivating collectors, building collections, and curating exhibitions through the lens of connoisseurship.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ARTHIST 489A: Making the Masterpiece in Song Dynasty China (ARTHIST 289A)

Studies of canon formation involving Song Dynasty (10-13th c.) Chinese works of painting, calligraphy, ceramics, and architecture. The roles of early art writing and criticism; collecting histories; art historical theory; / copying, imitation, and reproductive practices; period and regional taste; and modern museological and art historical discourses in identifying and constructing a canon of Song masterworks.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

ARTHIST 490: Curatorial Activism in the Arts of Africa

Enrollment restricted to graduate students and advanced undergraduates. What is contemporary in African art and how does one curate the contemporary in and through African art? The course examines curatorial practices and activist projects. Topics include redefining museum exhibitions and collections of African art at the Cantor Arts Center and museums around the world; breaking away from stereotypical representations of the arts and cultures of Africa; controversial issues and dilemmas; curatorial activities directed toward cultural, social, and political activism; strategic modes of display and design; subjectivity vs. objectivity; and fostering critical dialogues about the arts and cultures of Africa.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ARTHIST 490A: Indigenous Cultural Heritage: Protection, Practice, Repatriation (ARTHIST 190A, PUBLPOL 190, PUBLPOL 290)

This interdisciplinary seminar explores pressing questions relating to the protection, practice and repatriation of the cultural heritage of Indigenous peoples from North America and beyond. Using an innovative combination of in-class lectures and videos of interviews with renowned experts, including Indigenous leaders, scholars, artists and performers and museum professionals from around the world, this seminar will explore and problematize, among other subjects: the impact of colonialism, urbanization and other political, legal, economic, religious and cultural forces on understandings and definitions of "indigenous" and "cultural heritage"; the development of international law relating to Indigenous peoples¿ cultural rights; international, domestic, and tribal heritage protection and repatriation laws/initiatives including the 2007 United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), the 1990 US Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), and more »
This interdisciplinary seminar explores pressing questions relating to the protection, practice and repatriation of the cultural heritage of Indigenous peoples from North America and beyond. Using an innovative combination of in-class lectures and videos of interviews with renowned experts, including Indigenous leaders, scholars, artists and performers and museum professionals from around the world, this seminar will explore and problematize, among other subjects: the impact of colonialism, urbanization and other political, legal, economic, religious and cultural forces on understandings and definitions of "indigenous" and "cultural heritage"; the development of international law relating to Indigenous peoples¿ cultural rights; international, domestic, and tribal heritage protection and repatriation laws/initiatives including the 2007 United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), the 1990 US Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), and others; past and present Western museum practices and guidelines relating to display, preservation, provenance research and repatriation of indigenous cultural material; the meaning of repatriation to Indigenous peoples and other stakeholders; and resolving repatriation disputes, including by alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes. While case studies will relate primarily to Indigenous peoples of North America, comparisons will be drawn with the situation of Indigenous peoples in other regions, such as Oceania and Russia. Each week students will brainstorm actionable ideas for amending/supplementing current frameworks in order to give force to the cultural rights enumerated in UNDRIP. The overall seminar experience will involve discussions of lectures and video content, assigned readings, quizzes, a class visit to the Cantor Center Native Americas collection, and visits to our classroom by experts. Elements used in grading: class participation, attendance and a final project (one-day take-home exam; or research paper or film project with instructor's consent).
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Jessiman, S. (PI)

ARTHIST 502: Methods: The Art of Description

This seminar explores why and how art historians use description. Focusing on famous instances such as Homer's description of the shield of Achilles in The Iliad the course examines how certain art historians practice and theorize this most fundamental skill. Not limiting itself to art history proper, the course also considers how novelists and poets use description, and how fiction-writing and poetry might be vital models for the art historian. Above all, we look with emulation and envy at novelists and poets powers of imagistic writing. The course is a workshop devoted to particular techniques and problems of descriptive writing, with the hope that all the examples we study (from poetry to fiction to art history itself) can intensify students own powers of description.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Nemerov, A. (PI)

ARTHIST 600: Art History Bibliography and Library Methods

Terms: Aut | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Blank, P. (PI)

ARTHIST 610: Teaching Praxis

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

ARTHIST 620: Qualifying Examination Preparation

For Art History Ph.D. candidates. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
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