AP Art History

High School

This course—the equivalent of an introductory college-level course—fosters in students an understanding and knowledge of architecture, sculpture, painting, and other art forms within diverse historical and cultural contexts. They examine and critically analyze major forms of artistic expression, past and present, from a variety of cultures. They also learn to understand works in context, considering such issues as patronage, gender, and the functions and effects of works of art. Students leave this course prepared for the AP exam and for further study in art history.