Eighth grade students recently presented their research on great architectural wonders of the Gunpowder Empires: the Great Mosque of Suleiman in Istanbul from Ottoman Empire (Turkey); the Great Shah Mosque in Esfahan from the Safavid Empire (Iran); the Cathedral of St. Basil in Moscow from the Russian Empire (Russia); and the Taj Mahal in Agra from the Mughal Empire (India).
Western Art History (a survey study of western art from Prehistory to the Renaissance) and Global Art History (a survey course that considers art history from a global perspective) are both offered as part of the Prep School’s robust arts history rotation.
Music History provides students with an historical overview of Western music, beginning with the Gregorian chant in the Dark Ages. Students study music of the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods, as well as music from the twentieth century. In Musical Theater History, students study the history of one of the few truly American art forms: musical theater. Learn More
Merging celebration, ritual and drama, theater is at heart a cultural performance. Students explore the concepts of honor, loyalty and revenge by studying the influential theatrical traditions of Ancient Greece, Elizabethan England and Tokugawa Japan.
The art history independent study is an advanced course designed for students who have demonstrated a commitment to the academic study of art. Through research, writing and one-on-one meetings with an advisor, students are able to delve more deeply into a topic of their choosing, that reflects their own unique interests.
Hero photo by Andrew wang '19
independent study photo by ilana golberg '20