ARTH 374: Art Now

ARTH 374-001: Art Now
(Spring 2018)

12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR

Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 212

Section Information for Spring 2018

This course will introduce students to the major artistic developments in art produced in the United States and Europe between 1968 and the present. Students will gain fluency with art, artists, and innovations that distinguish this exciting fast-paced time of cultural and artistic change. Students will build an understanding of art's critical issues and theoretical frameworks including post-minimalism, conceptualism, institutional critique, poststructuralism, postmodernism, photography, performance art, subjects of history, identity, globalism, and socially-engaged art. In addition to this foundation, students will acquire research skills as they pursue their interests through an analytical research paper and presentation focused on one artwork in a Washington, DC museum. The course objective is to provide the student with the historical framework and theoretical tools needed to critically evaluate late twentieth-century and more recent twenty-first century art.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Explores visual art production since 1980, drawing on regional resources. Examines social, institutional, and political issues in recent art and its markets. Notes: Requires students to work collaboratively and make several field trips, including one Saturday bus trip to New York. Specific topics and assignments vary with the changing art season and instructor. Lecture, discussion. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of 24 credits and one course in ARTH or AVT, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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