ARTH 471: Advanced Studies in Art of the United States

ARTH 471-001: Advanced Studies in Art of the U.S.: The Interwar United States
(Fall 2019)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM R

Music Theater Building (formerly Fine Arts Building) 1008

Section Information for Fall 2019

This course considers the art, politics, and culture of the “interwar” years, defined for the purposes of this course as 1917-1939. At the beginning of this era, many critics believed art in the United States was destined forever to lag behind avant-garde production in Europe; however, by the end of this fruitful twenty-year period, the U.S. boasted a diverse kaleidoscope of artists, movements, and innovations. This course will cover the visual arts, primarily painting, photography, and film, in their social and political contexts to uncover the complexities of “American” identity in these years. The course will explore themes including: avant-garde art movements; regional and folk traditions; race, sexuality, and gender; responses to technology and industry; popular culture and entertainment; and government sponsorship of art.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Studies a particular area of American art, focusing on a form, such as landscape or genre painting; theme, such as nationalism, regionalism, or iconography of the family; or movement, such as American modernism. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in Major
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 302/ENGH 302 and 6 credits in art history at the 3XX level or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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