May 20, 2024  
Course Catalog 2020-2021 
    
Course Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ARTH 245 - Postwar and Contemporary Art: 1945-2000


This course surveys the diversity of art making since 1945 through a thematic approach. We study postwar modernism Abstract Expressionism, Art Informel, Neo-Dada, Pop, Minimalism, Conceptual art in conjunction with more recent work, from a more global context, that challenges its discourses. By focusing on select concepts body, gender and identity, consumerism, natural environment, cultural hybridity, historical memory, e.g we consider critical and creative relationships across periods, cultures, and media (painting and sculpture, photography, performance, installation, film and video). Analysis of individual works, museum visits, web resources, and writings by artists, art historians, and critics form the basis of the course. (Previously ARTH 340).

Credits 1



Area
Humanities

Division
Arts and Humanities

Compass Attributes
Global Honors, Humanities