Dive into art history through an exploration of public sculpture
Public sculpture is everywhere – in our parks, squares and city centres, as well as galleries and museums.
On this course, you’ll explore material, conceptual and theoretical questions around 20th-century sculpture.
Using University of York campus examples, you’ll interrogate the notion of ‘modern’ sculpture and address issues like art conservation and the role of the institution in purchasing new artworks.
You’ll explore Yorkshire’s rich history as the epicentre of contemporary sculpture, including sculpture galleries like the Henry Moore Institute and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
What topics will you cover?
- Sculpture in the Built Environment
- Modern Sculpture: Histories, Ideas & Theories
- Twentieth-century Art in Yorkshire
- The Challenges of the New
When would you like to start?
Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.
Who is the course for?
This course will be of interest to anyone who visits museums and galleries or who is interested in culture, conservation, and heritage subjects.
The course will also be helpful for those considering further study in art history, particularly A-Level students.
Who developed the course?
University of York
The University of York combines the pursuit of academic excellence with a culture of inclusion, which encourages everyone – from a variety of backgrounds – to achieve their best.