ARTH 599: Special Topics in Art History and the Decorative Arts

ARTH 599-002: Advanced Studies in US Art: Interwar US
(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.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 1-6

Topics vary. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Recommended Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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