Our second informal HTA field trip will take place this Friday, October 2, when we’ll visit the Ottawa Art Gallery Annex at Ottawa City Hall to see the exhibition Official Ottawa: an Unofficial Portrait, by Tony Fouhse. This wonderful exhibition is a provocative and somewhat disturbing look at... More
September 28, 2015
The Unofficial Story
September 14, 2015
Remind Me Why We’re Here Again… Part 2
September 4, 2015
The Photography of Frederick H. Evans: A Visit to the National Gallery
September 2, 2015
Happy New (academic) Year!
June 4, 2015
Manon’s Blog: The 10 Things You Learn When You Curate Conversations
June 4, 2015
Manon’s Blog: A Relevant Reminder
June 4, 2015
Manon’s Blog: Talking about Race at the Residence
June 4, 2015
Manon’s Blog: Cultural Diplomacy at Carleton
May 28, 2015
A Convocation First
- Bus Trip to Montreal ‘Mois de la Photo’ photography exhibition, Oct 3.
- “The Unofficial Story” in the HTA Super Blog
- Art History graduates are featured in a story from the CU homepage…
- A few recent articles (also see the “News” section below): Grad student sets out to save a church!, video projects from 1st-year seminar: FYSM 1509 Street Art, HTA students exploring Ottawa, a fourth-year student’s Research Profile, practicum placements and partnerships with the Ottawa arts community and an “in focus” hands-on experience!
In Art History, we study the realm of visual communication, from the canon of Western art to architecture, photography, popular culture, and the arts of non-Western societies. Our material ranges from the prehistoric period to the present day. We aim to instill in our students not only a historical framework for understanding imagery, but also a methodological awareness of the multiple possibilities for interpreting art and other visual phenomena.
The History and Theory of Architecture program explores the history, meaning and social significance of the built environment, and how it both reflects and shapes human circumstances, needs and aspirations. We also study the theoretical foundations of architectural movements ranging from Antiquity to the present day. In addition to extensive courses in Art History, courses are offered through other departments and faculties. An Honours and General program are offered. More about the HTA program.
All units in the School for Studies in Art and Culture (SSAC) have graduate programs at the Masters level (for more information about the Art History MA please click here). As well, most full-time faculty members in the SSAC can supervise PhD dissertations through the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture (ICSLAC). Please visit the ICSLAC site for further information.
A couple of blogs ago, I suggested that an education in the History and Theory of Architecture – or indeed any discipline in the Humanities – is incredibly useful whether one goes on to a career within their chosen discipline or not. Today, I wanted to put a tangible human face to that claim.... More
Students in HTA will know that every year we make a number of trips to explore things of architectural interest together. The first of those trips this year will be to the National Gallery of Canada. With apologies to Moshe Safdie, we won’t be going to look at the architecture, but at an... More
Now, remind me why we’re here again… Part 1 It’s a new academic year, and as sure as Mike’s Place serves beer, someone in the press will be moaning about the allegedly lamentable state of universities, and of the ‘useless’ BA in particular. Needless to say, I consider such rants to be... More
The 10 Things You Learn When You Curate Conversations Manon Gaudet I am pleased to announce that our time at Lornado is not yet coming to a close. The Contemporary Conversations exhibition is going to continue into the fall, with visits from artists Stephen Wilkes and Eric... More
A Relevant Reminder: Contemporary Conversations and Social Consciousness Manon Gaudet “So while our art cannot, as we wish it could, save us from wars, privation, envy, greed, old age, or death, it can revitalize us amidst it all.”—Ray Bradbury, “Preface,” Zen in the Art of Writing:... More
Talking about Race at the Residence Manon Gaudet The first time Cayllan and I discussed the three salons we would be hosting over the next few months, we agreed that race was a prominent theme in the exhibition. Race is a delicate subject in any context; talking about race at... More
Cultural Diplomacy at Carleton Manon Gaudet “[Art] is a universal language in our search for common ground, an expression of shared humanity.”—Hillary Clinton, “The Diplomacy of Art,” Vanity Fair, February 2013. Approaching Lornado, the residence of the American Ambassador to Canada, is... More
On June 12th, two Art History students, Sachi Hirono and Rebecca Sullivan, will be the first Master of Arts students to graduate from Carleton with a concentration in Art Exhibition and Curatorial Studies. Read the full story at: gradstudents.carleton.ca/2015/convocation-first-2/ ... More