AP Art History

This course is equivalent to a one-semester college survey course exploring the nature and history of art and art making, as well as responses to art. By investigating specific course content of 250 works of art characterized by diverse artistic traditions from prehistory to the present, students develop in-depth, holistic understandings of the history of art from a global perspective. Students become active participants in the global art world, engaging with its forms and content. They experience, research, discuss, read, and write about art, artists, and art making, and analyze and critique art and responses to art.

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Unit 1: Introduction to AP Art History

  • Elements of Art
  • Principles of Design
  • APAH Course Structure

Unit 2: Art Before Written Record

  • Prehistoric Painting
  • Prehistoric Sculpture
  • Prehistoric Architecture


Unit 10: Early Modernism

  • Rococo
  • Enlightenment
  • Neoclassical
  • Romanticism
  • Birth of Photography
  • Realism
  • Impressionism
  • Post-Impressionism
  • Symbolism and Art Nouveau
  • Late 19th Century Art and Architecture

Unit 11: Early to Mid 20th Century Art

  • Expressionism
  • Cubism
  • Dada and Surrealism
  • Constructivism and DeStijl
  • Social Realism
  • Abstract Expressionism
  • Pop Art and Superrealism
  • Modern and Post-Modern Architecture