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Art History

Modern through Contemporary

ARTS 2550 - 3 credits

Johns Jasper summer 1985This course is a survey of visual art, architecture, and new media expressions in the twentieth century, with a concentration on 1945 through today. Emphasis is placed on the working artist and how the making of art and design contributes to politics, economy and culture. Major movements in Modernism, Post-Modernism and Contemporary as a new and evolving history will be addressed with a focus on American and European art. Trends in Asia, South America and Africa will also be examined. Students investigate topics through lecture, reading, writing, presentation, gallery visits, and discussion.

Prerequisite: ARTS 1520; Lecture: 3 hours; Lab: 1 hour
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