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Contemporary Art (ARH-253)

Semester: Spring 2021
Number: 0111-253-003
Instructor: Hannah Allen
Days: Friday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Note: Hybrid Online/In-Person Class
Location: Garden City - Levermore Hall 305
Credits: 3

Majors Only-Non-Majors May Register With Departmental
Lecture Classes Will End At 12:30pm

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The art of our time is marked by a stylistic plurality and a profusion of new media that reflect globalization and cultural diversity. This course examines the art that has grown out of the technical and social transformations that began in the late 20th century and continues today. (Distribution Reqs:Arts)

Learning Goals:   Course Learning Goals:-Students will learn the major movements and artists active in Europe and the United States from 1945 to the present.-Students will learn to visually analyze and write about works of art and their presentation in museum and gallery exhibitions.-Students will understand key debates among artists and critics of the period (abstraction v. figuration, traditions of painting and sculpture and definitions of modernism and post-modernism). -Students will understand the expansion of art beyond the traditional media of painting and sculpture.-Students will understand the evolving dialogue between art and the social sphere (feminism, identity politics and the art market).-Students will research current issues in the art world.

*The learning goals displayed here are those for one section of this course as offered in a recent semester, and are provided for the purpose of information only. The exact learning goals for each course section in a specific semester will be stated on the syllabus distributed at the start of the semester, and may differ in wording and emphasis from those shown here.


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