Visual Cultures of the Americas, 1500-Now (AH4119.01)

J Vanessa Lyon

Recognizing the sheer impossibility of a survey of American art, properly conceived, this micro-historical intermediate course selectively explores the arts, architecture, material, and visual cultures of North and Latin America—from Canada to the continent of South America, dwelling at length in the U.S. Through close looking, field trips, and transdisciplinary reading and research, we’ll seek to re/insert politics, race, ethnicity, class, and gender in the art historical study of indigenous, Colonial, and modern (American) art. Our exploration of painting, photography, and sculpture will be enriched by the originality and variety of ‘decorative arts’ and ‘native crafts.’ Independent research; presentations; mid-term/final exam.

Prerequisites: Toward a Rigorous Art History or permission of the professor
Credits: 4
W 2:10pm - 6:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as 4000, All courses, Areas of Study, Art History, Four Credit, J Vanessa Lyon, Visual Arts, Wednesday Afternoons, and tagged , , , , , .