The History of Art program, which has grown in size and scope in recent years, offers courses of study leading to both undergraduate and graduate degrees. This workshop is aimed to support students in the ARTS interested in pursuing careers outside of academia. In this way he is also qualified for a wide spectrum of demanding activities in journalism, exhibition practice, collections and archiving work, monument preservation, education and mediation.
While personal reminiscences of art and artists have long been written and read (see Lorenzo Ghiberti Commentarii, for the best early example), 8 it was Giorgio Vasari, the Tuscan painter, sculptor and author of the Lives of the Painters , who wrote the first true history of art.
The design style known as Art Deco was showcased in 1925 at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts in Paris and became a highly popular style of decorative art, design and architecture during the inter-war years (much employed by cinema and hotel architects).
The Fund supports both undergraduate and graduate student travel to conduct research in the history of art and architectureat archaeological sites, archives, collection and allows undergraduate and graduate students to participate in curatorial, conservation, and exhibition projects of long or short duration at the Rhode IslandSchool of Design Museum, the boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Worcester Art Museum, or other museums.
The History of Art program supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture. The Golovine is the official Blog for the Department and takes its name from one of the most popular artworks in the collection of The Barber Institute of Fine Arts: Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun’s c.1797 Portrait of Countess Golovine.