In one art history seminar, each student spends four months on a single work of art.
By Emily Gold Boutilier
[Courses] How long do your eyes linger on an object in an art museum? Thirty seconds? Two minutes? Ten minutes? Imagine studying a single painting for an entire semester. It’s not a luxury; it’s an Amherst course.
In Professor Joel Upton’s seminar “The Art of Beholding,” each student picks one painting to focus on for four months.