Art History at IU Southeast offers courses in World Art as well as the Western traditions. We include a wide range of upper level classes in addition to lower-level Western and Native art surveys. These include Ancient, Renaissance, Northern Renaissance, Baroque, Modern and Contemporary art, among others. Our program is unique in the region in offering upper level classes in both Native American and South Pacific Art as well as the Art of Women. The Art History classrooms are state-of-the-art, utilizing recently installed digital projection and internet access. We have a strong history of student curated shows in conjunction with specialized seminar courses. Student designed Individualized Majors are also a possibility for advanced students.
Anne Allen (Art History) is Professor of Fine Arts and has taught at Indiana University Southeast since 1994. She also oversees the Art History and Art Appreciation curriculum. Anne received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from the University of California, San Diego. Her Master of Arts in Art History is from California State University, San Diego. Her Master’s thesis is The Tapa Cloth of Tonga and Samoa: A Study in Continuity and Change. Anne received her Doctor of Philosophy in Art History from Columbia University in New York City. Her dissertation is titled Space as Social Construct: The Vernacular Architecture of Rural Samoa. She is a Fulbright-Hays Scholar, which funded a full year of research in the independent Pacific nation of Samoa. She returns there whenever possible to continue her work. Her research areas include Pacific village architecture, cloth, and ritual, and how these are reflected in and facilitate cultural conceptualizations and usage of the spatial domain. She has numerous publications in the field of Pacific Art History as well as international and national conference presentations. Anne is currently co-editor of the international journal Pacific Arts. She is a member of the College Art Association, the Pacific Arts Association, the Polynesian Society, and the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania.
In addition to her scholarly work Anne has received numerous awards for teaching, including the Indiana University Southeast Distinguished Teaching Award in 2005. She was selected as a member of Indiana University’s FACET (Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching) in 2004 and currently acts as the campus liaison to the statewide organization. In 2008 she was presented with a Trustees Teaching Award. At Indiana University Southeast she teaches a broad range of topics including both Western and indigenous art traditions: Native America, South Pacific, Africa, Baroque, Japanese, Northern Renaissance, and Ancient art, among others. Anne also sponsors trips to major cities such as Chicago, Washington D.C., and New York on a regular basis in order to broaden and enrich her students’ experience of art and culture. Working with students, Anne has curated several exhibitions for the Indiana University Southeast Ronald Barr Gallery of art from Africa, the Pacific, and Native America.
The IU Southeast Art History classrooms are state-of-the-art, utilizing recently installed digital projection and internet access. The Visual Resource collection houses over 25,000 slide examples of both Western and Nonwestern art and also includes CD-ROM, Laser Disk, and Video holdings. This facility is fully equipped for digital reproduction and cataloging of images.
FINA-A 101 Ancient and Medieval Art (3 cr.) A survey of major styles and monuments in art and architecture from prehistoric times to the end of the Middle Ages.
FINA-A 102 Renaissance through Modern Art (3 cr.) A survey of major artists, styles, and movements in European and American art and architecture from the fifteenth century to the present.
FINA-A 150 Africa, New World, and Oceanic Art (3 cr.) A survey of the arts and cultures of the native peoples of Africa, North and South America, and the South Pacific. FINA-A 150 and FINA-A 458 may not both be taken for credit.
FINA-A 270 Women in the History of Art (3 cr.) P: ENG-W 131. Women artists from the Renaissance through modern times and the problems affecting women artists during these periods. Does not count as part of art history requirements for art majors.
FINA-A 315 Ancient Art (3 cr.) P: ENG-W 131, ENG-W 290. A study of the architecture, sculpture, painting, and ceramics of the ancient world. Emphasis on ancient Greece and Rome.
FINA-A 322 Romanesque and Gothic Arts (3 cr.) P: ENG-W 131, ENG-W 290. Survey of the art of the high Middle Ages from the eleventh through the fifteenth centuries, with an emphasis on architecture and sculpture in England, France, Germany, and Italy.
FINA-A 343 American Art (3 cr.) P: ENG-W 131, ENG-W 290. The history of American art from colonial times to the present.
FINA-A 362 The Art of Japan (3 cr.) P: ENG-W 131, ENG-W 290. A survey of Japanese art from the introduction of Buddhism to the nineteenth century.
FINA-A 400 Senior Seminar in Art History (4 cr.) P: Senior standing and consent of instructor. Intensive examination of selected topics in art history. May be repeated once.
FINA-A 402 Arts of Native North America (3 cr.) P: ENG-W 131, ENG-W 290. A survey of the history of North American First Nations peoples' art from archaic to contemporary times.
FINA-A 403 Baroque and Rococo Art (3 cr.) P: ENG-W 131, ENG-W 290. The history of the art of both northern and southern Europe during the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.
FINA-A 404 Modern Art: 1863-1945 (3 cr.) P: ENG-W 131, ENG-W290. The history of the art of Europe and Euro-America from 1863 to 1945 focusing on those forms with a Modernist orientation.
FINA-A 405 Art of the Northern Renaissance (3 cr.) P: ENG-W 131, ENG-W 290. The history of painting and sculpture outside Italy during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
FINA-A 406 Art of the Italian Renaissance (3 cr.) P: ENG-W 131, ENG-W 290. The history of Italian art beginning with the Proto-Renaissance in the thirteenth century through the High Renaissance of the sixteenth century.
FINA-A 440 Nineteenth-Century Art (3 cr.) P: ENG-W 131, ENG-W 290. Major painters and artistic movements in western Europe and the United States during the nineteenth century.
FINA-A 449 Twentieth-Century Art, 1925-Present (3 cr.) P: ENG-W 131, ENG-W 290, FINA-A 102. The history of Western painting, sculpture, architecture, and other media from 1925 to the present.
FINA-A 451 Art of the South Pacific (3 cr.) P: ENG-W 131, ENG-W 290. A survey of the arts of Pacific island groups. Emphasis on the sculptural forms of Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia.
FINA-A 452 Art of Pre-Columbian America (3 cr.) P: ENG-W 131, ENG-W 290. A survey of pre-contect arts of the Americas south of the Rio Grande.
FINA-A 458 Topics in the Ethnographic Arts: The Art of Africa, the Pacific, and the Americas (3 cr.) P: ENG-W 131, ENG-W 290. Specific topics of particular interest in the ethnograpic arts. Topics thematically based. FINA-A 150 and A 458 may not both be taken for credit.
FINA-A 478 History of Ceramics (3 cr.) P: ENG-W 131. Study of the history of ceramics of the world, covering Near Eastern, Greek, Chinese, Japanese, and American ceramics. Emphasis on the historical development of pottery in individual cultures, as well as how one culture's pottery has influenced another.
FINA-A 490 Topics in Art History (3 cr.) P: ENG-W 131, ENG-W 290. Individual topics vary. Will be listed in course schedule. May be repeated with consent of instructor.
FINA-A 495 Reading and Research in Art History (1-4 cr.) P: ENG-W 131, ENG-W 290 and consent of instructor. Individual-directed study of art history topics. May be repeated for a total of 8 credit hours.
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