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ART 234: American Art

Term: Fall

Credits: 4

Degree Requirements: F5 Modern Art Elective

A thematic examination of art produced in the United States from the colonial period to WWII with special emphasis on the place of art and artists within a democracy. Themes include the relationship between political and visual representation, landscape as metaphor, race and ethnicity in art, and the tension between private and public patronage. Artists include Thomas Jefferson, Stuart Davis, and Frank Lloyd Wright. (Course offered in alternate years; next scheduled for Fall, 2017.)

Prerequisites: History of Western Art, or permission of the instructor