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Course Catalog 2020-2021 
    
Course Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ARTH 132 - Introduction to Contemporary Art and Design


This course is an introduction to the theories and practices of living artists. Our goal is not a general survey of the contemporary art world, but a careful consideration of the political, material, and intellectual questions engaging artists and designers today. We study critical and creative relationships across periods, cultures, and media (painting and sculpture, photography, performance, installation, film and video). Close analysis of individual works, landmark contemporary exhibitions, as well as recent writings by artists, art historians, curators and critics form the basis of the course. Students will engage directly with contemporary collections and exhibitions, via gallery visits in either Boston, Providence, or both.

Credits 1



Area
Humanities

Division
Arts and Humanities

Compass Attributes
Global Honors, Humanities