ARTH 204: Survey of Latin American Art

ARTH 204-DL2: Survey of Latin American Art
(Fall 2020)

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM MW


Section Information for Fall 2020

What do a Maya vase and a Diego Rivera mural have in common? This course surveys the major developments and innovations in the art and architecture of Mexico, Central America and South America to situate Latin American art within a global context. Beginning with the visual culture of Pre-Columbian peoples such as the Aztec, Maya, and Inca, the course then explores the art of the colonial encounter in the Viceroyalties of New Spain and Peru and culminates in a review of trends in modern and contemporary Latin American art. Along this historical journey we will consider the relationship between art and identity by reflecting on how the history and culture of the peoples of Latin America have been asserted, contested and reclaimed through artistic expression. Through lectures, discussions, assignments, and visits to local museum collections, students will acquire a strong historical framework for further study in art history.

ARTH 204 DL2 is a distance education section that meets synchronously. Students should expect to be online during the days and times scheduled.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Introduces arts of Latin America from pre-Columbian to modern era. Discusses important examples of painting, sculpture, and architecture in relation to culture and history of region. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Arts
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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