Learning Resources for

High School Art History


We have 20 learning resources listed for High School Art History, including educational YouTube & Online Videos, Online Classes, and Games, from providers including Khan Academy, Annenberg Learner, Gresham College, and California Institute of the Arts.


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American Cinema


7th - College | Online/YouTube video

With insights from over 150 Hollywood insiders, this series explores modern American cinema and features over 300 clips from American movies.  In-depth treatments present film as a powerful...

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AP Art History


High School | Online class

Smarthistory is working to include each of the 250 required works of art. The new test will assess a student’s understanding of the methods used by art historians and familiarity with the cultural...

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Art and Power


High School - College | Online/YouTube video

In four lectures Professor Simon Thurley considers the interaction of art, architecture and power in sixteenth and seventeenth-century Britain. He asks why monarchs and aristocrats collected what...

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Art history


7th - College | Online class

We understand the history of humanity through art. From prehistoric depictions of bison to contemporary abstraction, artists have addressed their time and place in history and expressed universal...

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Art history basics


7th - College | Online class

New to art? This is a good place to start. Art gives us access to the way people at different moments in history have understood the world. Jump in and explore!

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Art of Africa


High School - College | Online class

African art, an introduction 0 of 13 complete Find here a brief introduction to the peoples and cultures of Africa. Peoples and cultures Historical overview: to the 1500s Historical overview: from...

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Art of Mexico in the 19th century


9th - College | Online class

The landscapes of José María Velasco and the first art school in the Americas, the Real Academia de San Carlos

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Art of Southeast Asia


4th - College | Online class

Discover the extraordinary art and architecture of this vast region which includes palaces, temples and mosques inspired by the Hindu, Buddhist and Islamic religions.

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Art of the ancient Mediterranean


7th - College | Online class

Sumerians, Akkadians, Babylonians, Assyrians, and Persians – no wonder we need an introduction!

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Art of the Islamic world


7th - College | Online class

Early Period (c. 640-900 C.E.) From the rightfully guided caliphs who succeeded Muhammad, through the Umayyads’ Dome of the Rock and Great Mosque of Damascus, to the decline of Abbasids rule.

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British Colonies to the Early Republic


9th - College | Online class

All content in “British Colonies to the Early Republic”

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Byzantine (late Roman Empire)


7th - College | Online class

Constantinople (now Istanbul) was the capital of the late Roman empire, but its ethereal mosaics, ivories, and metalwork often depart from classical naturalism.

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Early Europe and Colonial Americas: 200-1750 C.E.


High School - College | Online class

Medieval artistic traditions include late antique, early Christian, Byzantine, Islamic, migratory, Carolingian*, Romanesque, and Gothic, named for their principal culture, religion, government,...

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Expressionism to Pop Art


Pre-K - College | Online class

Expressionism to Pop Art Explore Table of contents Topics A beginner’s guide to 20th century art Early abstraction: Fauvism, Expressionism, and Cubism World War I, Futurism and Dada Art between the...

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Greek art


High School - College | Online class

Rio 2016, London 2012, Beijing 2008, Olympia 776 B.C.E. find out how the ancient pan-Hellenic games inspired our modern Olympiad. Then learn to identify the classical orders and you will never look...

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History of Graphic Design


7th - College | Online class

This condensed survey course focuses on four major areas of design and their history: Typography, Image-Making, Interactive Media, and Branding. In each class, we’ll start by observing the factors...

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Introduction to cultures and religions for the study of AP Art History


High School - College | Online class

Explore Hinduism through clips of significant sites in South Asia and interviews with members of the Bay Area South Asian community. Learn more about Hinduism on t…

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Medieval period


High School - College | Online class

Medieval Period (c. 900-1517 C.E.) The Fatimids (909-1171) ruled north Africa, and parts of Syria and the Seljuqs contolled eastern Islamic lands and eventually Iran, Iraq and much of Anatolia.

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Native American art after 1600


7th - College | Online class

Native societies across North American developed diverse material cultures that reflect the character of their regions and respond to the universal issues of human and spiritual existence.

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The Pacific


7th - College | Online class

The arts of the Pacific vary by virtue of ecological situations, social structure, and impact of external influences, such as commerce, colonialism, and missionary activity. Created in a variety of...

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