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Fall 2010
Dec 13,2017
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ARHT 325 - AMERICAN ART II: 1865-1945
This course covers seven decades of American art, beginning with the generation of American artists active during the immediately after the Civil War in the late 1860s, and ending with the transfusion of American artistic trends into industrial design and consumer culture of the late 1930s. Central to this course¿s investigation of American art will be the study of the impact of the following historical phenomena¿immigration (both internal and external), WWI, industrialization, urbanization, economic crises, and radical politics¿on American art, and also how American art contributed to the production of specific racial, classes, and gendered American subjects. We will study paintings, sculpture, photography, graphic arts, and popular visual forms including print culture and other media. Along with the study of art emerging out of a European tradition, we will simultaneously be studying Native North American Art traditions, and paying attention to the interactions between indigenous and immigrant visual cultures. Some classes will focus on an in-depth analysis of one or two artists while others will cover a broader scope. Classes will combine lecture and discussion, and students will also work in groups on homework assignments focused on challenging readings. Homework is assigned for most classes and at least two visits to NYC museums are required.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Art History Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-AMER-Amer Artistic Express, CA-School Core-300 Level, GE-INTERCULT NORTH AMERICA

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     


General Requirements:
Course or Test: ARHT 200 to 299
Required Courses: 1
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently. )

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