Welcome to AP Art History. I hope that you will really enjoy this class and believe you will be surprised how much you learn over the course of one year.
For your summer assignment please visit an Art Museum and read one of the suggested books. Further details are in the boxes of this guide.
* For those of you who want to get a jump on an overview of the most important artworks, The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Pre-historic to Post- Modern, by Carol Strickland is an excellent supplement to the text we will be using.
A note about homework assignments: At the AP level, work is expected to be turned in on time and represent your best effort. Anything turned in late will be downgraded 10 points (one letter grade) for each day that it is late. If you are sick please, email me your work.
Enjoy your summer break. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
I look forward to seeing you all on the first day of class,
Museum Visit & Written Reflection of Selected Artwork with image attached
This summer visit at least one Museum and select a painting. Write about the painting and be prepared to share your thoughts on the first day of class. If you are traveling over the summer you may want to visit a Museum in your destination city.
Please use one the following sites to find a high quality image of the painting you selected
Include the image with the following information and your thoughts:
The following is a list of museums in our area:
Select one of the following books to read this summer.
The goal of this reading is to give you a cultural context for the art that you will be exposed to this year.
Create a presentation with a visual aide (i.e. PowerPoint, Prezi, poster, artwork) illustrating the following to share on the first day of class: