HISTART 272 - Modern Art: Avant-Garde to Contemporary
Section: 001
Term: WN 2019
Subject: History of Art (HISTART)
Department: LSA History of Art
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Cost:
<50
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

To quote Craig Damrauer:“Modern Art = I could do that + yeah, but you didn’t.” The course will survey twentieth-century art from Europe and the U.S. and investigate its novelty, profundity, and humor. We will cover the names you know (Picasso, Matisse, O’Keefe, Pollock) as well as works that you might not be so sure about (drip paintings, urinals, a woman hanging from the ceiling by a rope), all while developing a series of questions about the nature of art and its relationship to the social and political context from which it emerged. Not only will this course provide an overview of the twentieth-century, Western art, it will equip you with the background necessary to begin to understand the art of the twenty-first.

HISTART category for concentration distribution categories: 4. Modern and Contemporary, D. Europe and the U.S.

Textbooks/Other Materials: Available through the Fine Arts Library and Canvas.

Course Requirements:

Engagement 20%
Mid-term test 20%
Essay 30%
Final exam 30%

Intended Audience:

All are welcome!

Class Format:

Two one-and-a-half-hour lectures and a one-hour discussion section

HISTART 272 - Modern Art: Avant-Garde to Contemporary
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
11558
Open
6
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
24613
Open
3
 
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Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
24614
Open
2
 
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Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
22674
Open
1
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
005 (DIS)
P
28657
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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