The Theory and History of Art and Design (THAD) department offers thought-provoking courses focused on a wide range of media, spanning time periods from ancient to contemporary and embracing diverse critical perspectives. Generally based on reading, close examination of actual works and small group discussions, courses emphasize critical thinking and analysis, clarity of written and verbal communication, and an understanding of the value of artistic expression across cultures and throughout time.
被黑人玩得站不起来了-Theory + History of Art + Design Concentration
- a focused liberal arts "minor"
红怡园在线视频-In (and out of) the Classroom
Open to both undergraduate and graduate students, THAD courses are rich and varied, taught by faculty scholars with fabulously diverse interests ranging from ethnomusicology to landscape in American film, the role of femme fatales in Western art, contemporary African artists, French surrealism and much more. Behind-the-scenes access to the RISD Museum’s extraordinary collection of 85,000 works of art – from early Egyptian relics to 21st-century experimental light sculptures – provides students and faculty with unparalleled opportunities for in-depth research. THAD faculty work to provide access to actual works of art – both at the RISD Museum and elsewhere – image reproductions of works in books or on screen.
被大肉捧征服的妇人- New Grad Programs Address 21st-Century Needs
Beginning in fall 2018, students in two new graduate programs in Liberal Arts will grapple with the complexities of globalization and urgent ecological challenges.
In a new spring graduate seminar and lecture series, students and members of the RISD community considered the complexities of making meaningful art of the moment.
被大肉捧征服的妇人- New Partnership Centers on Moroccan Craft
Moroccan artisans and designers visit RISD as part of a multiphase cultural exchange program.
In addition to its strong disciplinary focus, THAD offers comparative examinations of the critical dialogue among art historians representing various cultural traditions. Interdisciplinary approaches also invite further exploration of the artistic traditions of the world, critical theory and visual culture, art historiography, aesthetics, object conservation, and the histories of art and design in various media, among other broad topics.