Savoring Art History

ART HIS 846.21

Study the evolution of art and food from ancient Greece and Rome to America in the Gilded Age through discussions that weave art and culinary history at Los Angeles museums.

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What you can learn.

  • Explore the role of food and wine in art
  • Discover the history of French cuisine and dining habits
  • Compare dining practices among the peasant and ruling classes
  • Visit the Huntington Library and Getty Villa

About this course:

Study the evolution of art and food from ancient Greece and Rome to America in the Gilded Age through discussions that weave art and culinary history at Los Angeles museums. Sessions include a trip to the Getty Villa to trace the role of food and wine in art from ancient Greece to the Roman Empire, comparing dining practices among the peasant and ruling classes during the Middle Ages, discovering the history of French cuisine and dining habits, and tracing the history of English art and food and its influence in colonial through twentieth century America at the Huntington Library, Museum, and Botanical Gardens. Students will enjoy group lunches at select locations. 

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