University at Buffalo
Department of


Art & Design

Art History

Visual Studies

Current Graduate Courses


 VS 500 Feminism, Art, & Culture
Professor: Jasmina Tumbas
Course #24234 Mondays 5:00-7:40pm

VS 500 Identity, Art & Politics
Professor: Ted Triandos
Course #24248 Tuesdays 2:00-4:40pm

VS 579 Revolutionary Sublime
Professor: Gary Nickard
Course #23441 Thursdays 2:00-4:40pm

Investigates the visual art that arose from revolutionary tensions between theory and everyday life in key European and American political upheavals.

AHI 548 History of Photography
Professor: Gary Nickard
Course #20811 Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00-10:20am

This is a survey course based upon lectures and visual presentations that will cover the evolution of the photographic medium from its origins through its inception and the subsequent art history up through the end of the 20th century.


ART 573 Performative Action
Professor: Millie Chen
Course #19835 Wednesdays 3:30-7:00pm 

Performance art has long had a simultaneously humble and impolite history as an interdisciplinary art form that straddles body art, installation, public art, theatre, dance, music, writing and the practice of intervention. As deliberate action, situation, event, non-event, or relational practice, it is an art form that has always come closest to blurring the line between art and life. Its currency lies in its capacity to be utilized in the most extreme, urgent, and quotidian of situations. This course explores the history and social contexts of embodiment, audience interactions, situated interventions and art/life encounters.

This is a graduate and advanced undergraduate course that integrates studio practice with theories of performance and performativity. Understanding of the concepts will be developed in conjunction with the formation of related work. This three credit course consists of lectures, related studio and written assignments, and directed reading as the basis for discussion. Integral to the curriculum are a visiting artist lecture/workshop and/or class trip to attend a related event.

 ART 576 Topics in Print Media
Professor: Adele Henderson
Course #24309 Fridays 10:00am-3:00pm


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Buffalo, New York 14260-6010
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