What makes this course interesting?

  • Explore works of art in person and virtually, through observation, discussion, reading, and research
  • Learn to evaluate a work of art through critical analysis instead of rushing to opinion or judgment


Learn to critically analyze works of art within diverse historical and cultural contexts, considering issues such as politics, religion, patronage, gender, and ethnicity.

Explore major forms of artistic expression including architecture, sculpture, painting and other media from across a variety of cultures. Learn about the purpose and function of art as you develop your ability to articulate visual and art historical concepts in verbal and written form.

AP Art History Course and Exam Description (PDF)

AP Art History Course Overview (PDF)

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