ARTH 374: Art Now

ARTH 374-001: Art Now
(Spring 2024)

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR

Peterson Hall - Hybrid

Section Information for Spring 2024

This hybrid course introduces students to major developments in US and European art produced from 1968 to the present through on-campus class meetings (Tuesday) and synchronous online meetings (Thursday). Students study art, artists, and innovations that distinguish this exciting time of fast-paced cultural and artistic change. Students engage in lectures focused on weekly reading assignments, small group discussions, illustrated presentations, a Hirshhorn Museum visit and research project, two exams and weekly quizzes. Students learn the historical framework and theoretical tools needed to critically evaluate late twentieth and twenty-first century art by studying representational movements including post-minimalism, conceptualism, institutional critique, postmodernism, photography, performance art, subjects of history, identity, and globalism. Through Prerequisites include completion of 24 credits and one course in ARTH or AVT, or permission of instructor.

ARTH 374 001 is hybrid section with face-to-face meetings and synchronous live video meetings.

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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. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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