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Fall 2021
Oct 05,2022
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AMER 327 - AMERICAN ART 1865-1945
This course covers seven decades of American art, beginning with the generation of American artists active during and immediately after the Civil War and ending with an examination of the interrelationships between the artistic trends of the thirties, industrial design, and consumer culture. Central to this course's investigation of American art will be the study of the impact of the following historical phenomena: immigration (both internal and external), WWI, industrialization, urbanization, economic crises, and radical politics in America. We'll also look at how American art worked both for and against dominant racial, class and gendered identities. We will study paintings, sculpture, photography, graphic arts, and popular visual forms including print culture, film, and other media. Classes will combine lecture and discussion, and students will also work in groups on homework assignments focused on challenging readings. Homework is assigned for most classes and at least two visits to NYC museums are required. This course is cross listed with ARHT325.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

American Studies Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-Amer-Artistic Expression, CA-School Core as of 2014 fall, WRITING INTENSIVE

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