HISTORY 230 - Humanities Topics in History
Section: 001 Art and Politics in 20th Century Latin America
Term: WN 2010
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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May be elected twice for credit.
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This course investigates the relationship between art and politics in Latin America during the 20th century. We will examine different forms of artistic expression including painting, photography, film, theatre, dance, and music. Some questions we will explore are:

  • In what ways do art and culture promote an ethnic or national identity?
  • How did governments in Latin America employ art to support their political agendas?
  • How did artists and activists utilize art, theatre, and music in their protests, especially under repressive dictatorships?

The first half of the course will focus on art movements from the early twentieth century including modernism, indigenism, and the Mexican mural movement. We will study artists such as Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, Frida Kahlo, and the photographer Martín Chambi. The second half of the course will examine film, theatre, and music during the Cuban and Nicaraguan revolutions as well as during the military dictatorships of the 1970s and1980s in Argentina, Chile, and Peru.

HISTORY 230 - Humanities Topics in History
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (LEC)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (LEC)
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Section 003: Meets with ASIAN 280.001
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ISBN: 9780300120462
Art and revolution in Latin America, 1910-1990, Author: David Craven., Publisher: Yale University Press 2006
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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