Art History 115: Art in a Global Context

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Students from Art in a Global Context examine artworks in the Arts of the Ancient Andes gallery at KAM
Students from Art in a Global Context examine artworks in the Arts of the Ancient Andes gallery at KAM, 2017. Photo by Jessica Hung.

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Art History students studying artwork in the Ancient Mediterranean gallery at KAM
Art History students studying artwork in the Ancient Mediterranean gallery at KAM, 2017. Photo by Jessica Hung.

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Encounters: The Arts of Africa helps to broaden the experience of students in Art History 115: Art in a Global Context, 2017.
Encounters: The Arts of Africa helps to broaden the experience of students in Art History 115: Art in a Global Context, 2017. Photo by Jessica Hung.
Academic Engagement

Art History 115 introduces students to basic concepts necessary for understanding the visual arts by bringing them into contact with artwork from a variety of international contexts.

During the months of September and October 2017, students held classes in a variety of KAM galleries, including the Arts of Ancient Peru, the Ancient Mediterranean gallery, and Encounters: the Arts of Africa. In addition, students were able to tour World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean, the first major U.S. exhibition of art from the Swahili coast of Africa.