Track 1: Studying art history

Dr Steve Edwards describes module A226, the Open University’s introductory art history course, which can be studied part-time and can count towards a degree.


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Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Studying art history    Dr Steve Edwards describes module A226, the Open University’s introductory art history course, which can be studied part-time and can count towards a degree. Play now Studying art history
2 Collection Overview    Dr Steve Edwards of the Open University gives a personal introduction to the worlds of artists and architects from the 19th to the 21st centuries. Play now Collection Overview
3 Epstein sculpture    Jacob Epstein’s “Rock Drill” was conceived at a time of enthusiasm for the machine. But why did he later decide to mutilate it? Play now Epstein sculpture
4 Abstract Expressionism in New York 1    In the 1940’s and 50’s, New York was becoming a centre of art. But the art world in New York was surprisingly small. Professor Michael Corris gives you a tour. Play now Abstract Expressionism in New York 1
5 Abstract Expressionism in New York 2    Bringing the New York art-scene of the 1950’s and 60’s to life: Professor Michael Corris and artist Lawrence Weiner in conversation. Play now Abstract Expressionism in New York 2
6 Salcedo installation    Can a crack in the floor be considered as art? This slideshow peers into Doris Salcedo’s C21st installation in the Tate Modern Turbine Hall, “Shibboleth”. Play now Salcedo installation
7 Module taster    A short video sampling the wide range of artworks and issues students can study in the Open University’s module A226. Play now Module taster