History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

ARTH 472: RS: Advanced Studies in 20th-Century Latin American Art

ARTH 472-002: Mexican Muralism
(Spring 2018)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W

Research Hall 201

Section Information for Spring 2018

Mexican muralism emerged as a means for artists to promote the social ideals of the Revolution (1911-1920). Backed by political and cultural leaders, Mexican artists sought to build a new national consciousness by celebrating the culture and heritage of the Mexican people. This public monumental art also created a forum for the education of the populace about the living conditions of the peasantry. Despite the utopian objectives of the project, however, conflict emerged among the muralists and their sponsors as to how this vision should be achieved. This course will address the various aims and ideologies of the Mexican muralists as well as reactions to muralism by artists working in other mediums. It will also address muralism’s impact throughout Latin America and the United States.

Mexican Muralism ARTH 472/599 received a Global Discovery Grant to include an embedded study abroad component over the spring break (March 10-17). The Study Abroad component of the course will involve an additional fee of $850, the rest of the costs are covered by the grant. 

Research/Scholarship Intensive

Satisfies the writing intensive requirement in the major.

ARTH 472 002 contains a study abroad component that will involve an additional fee of $850.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Study of a particular topic in 20th-century Latin American art. Course may focus on a specific period, region, movement, medium, or theoretical issue, or explore cultural connections and transfer between regions. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Specialized Designation: Research/Scholarship Intensive, Writing Intensive in the Major
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 302/ENGH 302 and a 3XX level course in 19th or 20th century art of Europe or the Americas, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Seminar

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