History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

ARTH 370: Arts of the United States

ARTH 370-001: Arts of the United States
(Fall 2017)

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM MW

Art & Design Building L008

Section Information for Fall 2017

This course covers developments in the art of the United States beginning with the arts of North American native peoples and ending circa 1950. Examining art and architecture, this course will tie visual developments to cultural and political changes. We will study canonical American artists as well as decorative and fiber arts, furniture, political cartoons, and items of everyday use made by unknown creators. Special attention will be paid to the operation of race and gender within the American art world and the impact of international exchange and cross-cultural encounters on visual production across North America.

Satisfies General Education requirement for Arts.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Introduces students to high art (painting and sculpture) and popular material and visual cultural forms (prints, furniture, textiles) through a chronological and thematic survey of U.S. Art, 1600 to 1950. Explores changing roles of arts, artists, craftsmen; issues of gender, race, class; and formation of national identify through the arts. Lectures and discussion are featured. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Arts
Recommended Prerequisite: 24 hours of undergraduate credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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