RCHUMS 334 - Special Topics in the Humanities
Section: 004 Outsider Art
Term: FA 2010
Subject: RC Humanities (RCHUMS)
Department: LSA Residential College
Requirements & Distribution:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This class will focus on a broad range of artists who are not generally recognized as central to the history of art in the 20th century, yet who have nevertheless had a major impact on its evolution. These artists have been classified variously through conceptual frames such as Folk Art, Art Brut, Outsider Art, and Self-Taught Art, and in addition to surveying the work of these artists, we will consider these classifications, and the underlying assumptions on which they are based. We will also consider the boundaries between these art practices and Fine Art, and ways that these boundaries are maintained by the institutional art-world. In doing so, we will consider broader issues regarding creativity, marginality, art, and culture.

RCHUMS 334 - Special Topics in the Humanities
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
W 3:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (SEM)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
005 (SEM)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.

ISBN: 0553380656
The painted word, Author: Tom Wolfe., Publisher: Bantam Books Bantam tra 1999
ISBN: 1578063809
Self-taught art : the culture and aesthetics of American vernacular art, Author: [edited by] Charles Russell., Publisher: University Press of Mississippi 2001
ISBN: 0500203342
Outsider art : spontaneous alternatives, Author: Colin Rhodes., Publisher: Thames & Hudson 2000
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